Countless male celebrities have consciously chosen to date women who are taller than they are. These Hollywood icons don’t fall victim to physical insecurities and certainly don’t let their height dictate who they choose to be with.
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
Tom Cruise may not be one of the shortest male celebrities but he tends to date women who at least a couple of inches taller than him. Cruise, 5’7″ was married to Katie Holmes who has a height of 5’9″. The couple divorced in 2012
Uma Thurman & Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke is a man of average height and Uma Thurman happens to be a beautiful, tall woman. The former model has a height of 5’11” and Ethan comes in close at 5’10”. After the couple divorced, Hawke married their children’s nanny.
Sophie Dahl & Jamie Cullum
Sophie Dahl and her husband Jamie Cullum have a seven-inch height difference between them. Dahl is a -foot-tall beauty and Cullum has a height of 5’5″. Cullum is a jazz singer and songwriter, and Sophia is a former writer who dabbles in publication writing.
Billy Joel & Katie Lee
Billy Joel may have shared 32 year age difference with ex-wife Katie Lee, but they also have a two-inch height difference. Katie is 5’7″ and Joel is only 5’5″. The couple had a messy divorce that ended in a financial battle. Katie is now dating Will Arnett and Joel is expecting a baby with his girlfriend, Alexis.
Roman Polanski & Sharon Tate
Roman Polanski is a film director and Holocaust survivor who lost his actress wife, Sharon Tate, to the Charles Manson murders. Roman stands at 5’5″ and Sharon was 1 inch taller than him at 5’6″. Sharon was pregnant at the time of her murder.
Warwick Davis & Samantha Burroughs
Warwick Davis a is a modern-day renaissance man who writes, produces, and acts in Hollywood films. He also plays a fictional version of himself on a television sitcom, Life’s Too Short. Warwick is 3’6″ and his wife Samantha is 4’1″.
Seth Green & Clare Grant
Actress Clare Grant and funny man Seth Green share a 3-inch height difference. Seth is known for being a short guy, standing at 5’4″ and his 37-year-old wife is 5’7″. The pair has been married since 2010 after meeting at the Golden Apple Comics.
Danny Devito & Rhea Perlman
Rhea Perlman and Dany Devito shocked Hollywood when they separated after 30 years of marriage. Thankfully, the pair called off their separation and remain together today. Rhea is 5 feet tall and Danny is 4’10”.
Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden
Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden were one of the most shocking couples to ever emerge on the Hollywood scene. Cameron Diaz has a height of 5’9″ and her alternative-rock husband stands semi-tall at 5’6″. Cameron and Benji got married after only seven months of dating.
John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
Many people overlook the fact that John Legend is shorter than his wife, Chrissy Teigen. John is approximately 5’9″ and Chrissy is slightly taller, by half of an inch. When Chrissy puts those supermodel heels on John loses the height competition, easily.
Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban
It isn’t likely that Nicole Kidman will ever find a man that towers over her. Today, she now has Keith Urban, a man tall in musical abilities, who stands short next to the actress at 5’10”. The country music star is just 1 inch shorter than his wife.
Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman, Tom’s second wife, is 3 inches taller than Cruise. Nicole is just slightly above 5’10” and towered above Tom in heels. The movie stars were married in 1990 after meeting on the set of Days of Thunder. They divorced in 2011.
Liv Tyler & Royston Langdon
Liv Tyler is known for being an Amazonian beauty with long legs and the face of an angel. Liv stands at 5’10” while her first husband, Royston Langdon is only 5’8″. The two were married for six years before divorcing in 2008. The daughter of Aerosmith leged is now engaged to David Gardner.
Pharrell & Helen Lasichanh
Pharrell’s fancy hats aren’t enough to hide the height difference he shares with his wife, Helen Lasichanh. The supermodel is 5’11” and Pharrell stands at 5’9″. The couple has been happily married since 2013.
Nicolas Sarkozy & Carla Bruni
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy always seems to be gripping his much taller wife’s arm when they’re out in public. Sarkozy stands at 5 feet and 5 inches tall and his wife Carla is 5’9″. The political pair has a difference of 4 inches of height between them.
Tina Fey & Jeff Richmond
Tina Fey fans love seeing their comedienne in love with her hubby, Jeff Richmond. Tina is of average height at 5’5″ but her husband is 2 inches shorter than her, standing at 5’3″. He may be awfully short for a man but he has Tina fey, so we don’t feel that bad for him.
Marc Anthony & Shannon De Lima
Marc Anthony’s third wife, Shannon de Lima, towers over him at 5’9″. The international pop star is known for being a short guy, measured at 5 feet and 7 inches. We don’t Marc lets the 2-inch height difference get to him, especially since he’s still the best-selling salsa artist of all time.
Bernie Ecclestone & Slavica
Bernie Ecclestone is the British business magnate that controls and manages Formula One Group, considered to be the sole authority of the racing sport. Bernie is 5 feet and 3 inches tall and his ex-wife, Slavica, towered over him at 6’3″! That’s the largest celebrity height difference currently acknowledged.
Peter Dinklage & Erica Schmidt
Peter Dinklage is best known for his role as Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones, where he is often criticized for being an “imp.” In real life, Peter is 4’5″ and wife, Erica Schmidt, is 5’6″. Dinklage married the theater director in 2005 and they have one daughter together.
Coco Rocha & James Conran
British-born muralist, James Conran, married Coco Rocha in 2010. The Canadian model is 5’10 and James is 5’8. Conran ceased artistry and designing after the couple married to become Coco’s career manager.
Mark Wahlberg & Rhea Durham
Mark Wahlberg may be the ultimate macho man, which is people are so surprised to find out the actor is only 5’8″. His wife, Rhea Durham, is a little over 1 inch taller than him, her height rounding off at 5’9″. Mark married his fashion model wife in 2009.
Verne Troyer & Genevieve
Verne Troyer was married to former Playboy model, Genevieve Gallen, but only for a day. The pair had their marriage annulled a day after their wedding after Genevieve was suspected of using him for financial gain. Verne is 2’8″ and Gallen is around 6’2″!
Salman Rushdie & Padma Lakshmi
Salman Rushdie is a British novelist with a primary interest in historical fiction. His ex-wife, Padma Lakshmi, is 5’9″ and Rushdie is 2 inches shorter, at 5’7″. In her latest memoir, Padma coins Salman as a needy, overbearing, and jealous husband. Apparently, the author couldn’t handle their vast age difference.
Michael J. Fox & Tracy Pollan
Michael J. Fox has been married to Tracy Pollan since 1988. The longtime couple has a height difference of 2 inches, with Tracy at 5’6″ and Michael at 5’4″. The couple has 4 children together and Tracy supports Michael endlessly in his battle against Parkinson’s Disease.
Daniel Radcliffe & Erin Darke
Daniel Radcliffe is surprisingly only 5’5″ and has a super hot casting professional as a girlfriend. Erin Darke is around 5’7″ but isn’t shy about wearing heels on the red carpet with her man. Isn’t there a spell that Harry Potter can cast to make himself grow taller?
Usher & Tameka Foster
Tameka Foster is a personal stylist to Hollywood celebrities such as Lauryn Hill and Jay-Z, and is also the ex-wife of singing sensation, Usher. Usher is 5 feet and 7 inches tall and Tameka is 5’9″. The pair were married for 4 years and have 2 children together.
Ingrid Vandebosch & Jeff Gordon
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon has been married to Ingrid Vandebosch for almost 11 years. Ingrid is 5’9″, which is expected for a woman with her supermodel status, and Jeff is 5’8″. The married couple lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with their 2 children.
Janet Jackson & Jermaine Dupri
Janet Jackson and Jermaine Dupri only had a one-inch height difference between them but we know who the bigger star really was. Janet is 5’5″ and Jermaine is 5’4″. The couple was together for 8 years before breaking up in 2009.
Adrianne Curry & Christopher Knight
Adrianne Curry and Christopher Knight began their tumultuous romance when they met on the set of The Surreal Life in 2006. The America’s Next Top Model winner is 5’11” and the former Brady is 5’9″. Chris left Adrianne after five years and three reality shows together.
Claudia Schiffer & Matthew Vaughn
Director Matthew Vaughn and supermodel Claudia Schiffer are only separated by one inch of height. Schiffer is 5’11” and Vaughn is 5’10”. They have been married since 2002 and have three children together.
Rod Stewart & Penny Lancaster
Penny Lancaster is a 6’1″ supermodel and Rod Stewart is a 5’11” rock star. The starstruck duo has been married for 10 years and recently renewed their wedding vows in their Beverly Hills mansion. This is Rod Stewart’s third marriage.
Mick Jagger & L’Wren ?
Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott had at least a 5-inch height difference. The fashion designer stood tall at 6’3″ and the Rolling Stones legend is 5’10”. Unfortunately, L’Wren committed suicide in 2014 a the age of 49″. The couple was together for over a decade.
Deryck Whibley & Ari Cooper
Sum 41 front man, Deryck Whibley, married Ari Cooper in 2015. The musician is only 5’6″ and Cooper is 6 feet tall. Ari is a fashion model represented by Vision Models in LA. Whibley was previously married to Avril Lavigne, another famous lady who was slightly taller than him.
Charlize Theron & Sean Penn
It’s still puzzling how Sean Penn managed to snag a glamorous Oscar-winner like Charlize Theron. Penn may be an Oscar-winner as well, but they seem to be on different playing fields most of the time. Charlize is 5 feet and 10 inches tall, while Penn sits at 5’8″. The broke up after dating briefly in 2015.
Pete Wentz & Meagan Camper
Pete Wentz and Megan Camper have been together for almost 4 years and have one son together named Saint. Pete is of average height, measuring in at 5’6″ and Meagan is 5’10”. Most people aren’t aware of the couple’s 4-inch height difference because, well, no one really knows who Meagan Camper is.
Kevin Hart & Eniko
Kevin Hart’s second wife, Eniko Parrish, is 3 inches taller than her husband. Kevin may be small, standing at 5 feet and 4 inches, but as the saying goes, “small Kevin, big heart.” The comedian’s ex-wife was shorter than him (5’2″, to be precise).
Roman Polanski & Emmanuelle Seigner
After a lifetime of tragedy, Roman Polanski married for the second time in 1989 and resumes his life in a happy marriage. Emmanuelle Seigner is 3 inches taller than Roman, standing beside him at 5’8″. The longtime couple has two children together.
Jason Statham & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Jason Statham share a 20 year age difference and a one-inch height difference. The supermodel is 5’9″ and Statham is 5’8″ but it clearly doesn’t come between the two Brits. The pair became engaged in the beginning of 2016.
George Clooney & Stacy Keibler
George Clooney and Stacy Keibler were one good looking couple! Keibler is 5’11” and Clooney isn’t a short man, but doesn’t surpass 5’10”. Due to George’s commitment issues, the pair went their separate ways but that didn’t keep the model from finding love again. She married Jared Pobre in 2010, who’s only 5’8″.
Tom Cruise & Mimi Rogers
Tom Cruise’s first wife Mimi Rogers, is 5’9″. The pair met and married in 1987 and divorced two years later in 1989. Mimi is the woman responsible for introducing Tom to Scientology and it reportedly was the reason their marriage failed.