From the likes of Tom Holland and Zendaya to Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullen, there are plenty of celebrity power couples out there who have major height differences.
Most notable when the pairs are posing on red carpets, the contrast in stature is often clear to see.
MailOnline takes a look at all the celebrity couples with a height difference:
Tom Holland and Zendaya
Zendaya and Tom Holland are one very famous couple that have a notable height difference (seen in 2021)
They have previously addressed constant chatter about the contrast and the absurd notion that kissing must be ‘difficult’ for the pair
Zendaya and Tom Holland are one very famous couple that have a notable height difference.
They have previously addressed constant chatter about the contrast and the absurd notion that kissing must be ‘difficult’ for the pair.
The romantic couple and Spider-Man co-stars appeared on SiriusXM Town Hall where they had a discussion about ‘ridiculous’ stereotypes for tall women and short men.
Holland, who is 5ft8in, and Zendaya, who is 5ft10in, spoke in-depth about the gendered construct of height in real life and as it relates to the movie, maintaining above all that it shouldn’t be a ‘thing.’
The on and offscreen couple were joined by their co-star Jacob Batalon as they sat down with host Jessica Shaw at the New York based studio.
‘Zendaya. I wanted to ask. And actually, and Tom, I wanted to ask you guys because in the first, in, in Far from Home when MJ and Peter kiss and Zendaya, you’re taller than Tom and it became this, this thing,’ Shaw said as the pair laughed.
Holland humorously interjected: ‘Not that much taller. Let’s just, let’s put this out there. Maybe like an inch or two at best.
‘It’s not like, people say like— ‘how did you guys kiss? It must have been soo difficult’,’ he recalled which drew a laugh from Zendaya.
Shaw clarified that she thinks the gendered view of height in society is both ‘misogynistic’ and ‘problematic’ and asked them to weigh in on the ‘assumption’ that men should be taller than women.
Zendaya agreed that it was a ‘screwed up’ mentality. ‘Yeah, this is normal too,’ the 5ft10in beauty said of her being taller than Tom, which he agreed with: ‘Yeah it’s a stupid assumption.’
‘My mom is taller than my dad. My mom is taller than everyone,’ the Euphoria star went on to say, while Holland called the whole subject ‘ridiculous.’
‘It’s like not a weird thing for women to be tall,’ Batalon said weighing in, with Tom adding: ‘No, not at all. It’s ridiculous.’
Holland — who stands at 5’8 — went on to say that when they were doing screen tests for Spider-Man every girl reading as MJ was taller than him.
‘I remember when we were doing the Spider Man screen tests, I mean — you’d have to ask Jon Watts this question — but every girl that we tested for both roles was taller than me,’ Holland recalled.
‘And I wonder whether Jon, that was a decision that Jon had made. There was, there was no one that tested that was shorter than I was. To be fair – I am quite short. But, uh, but yeah, so maybe that was a decision Jon Watts made and something he was aware of and wanted to break the stereotype. I think it’s great.’
Zendaya called the pair’s on-screen kiss in Far From Home a ‘sweet moment’ and said that she hates ‘having to cheat it [her body] and pretend,’ she’s shorter. ‘Why not just let it be what it is.’
‘I honestly never thought of it as a thing,’ she continued to say. ‘Because my parents were always that way.
‘So I, I didn’t know that people cared until life, you know, but before that I had, no, I have no construct of it.’
Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum
Sophie and Jamie are anther notable couple that have a height difference. Sophie, 46, – who wed Jamie in 2010 – stands at 5ft 11in in bare feet to her fiancé’s 5ft 4in
But Sophie is nothing if not pragmatic about the difference and has previously said: ‘We happen to be two people who met, fell madly in love and will probably produce fairly average sized children, hopefully with his more elegant feet, not mine’
Sophie and Jamie are anther notable couple that have a height difference.
Sophie, 46, – who wed Jamie in 2010 – stands at 5ft 11in in bare feet to her fiancé’s 5ft 4in.
But Sophie is nothing if not pragmatic about the difference and has previously said: ‘We happen to be two people who met, fell madly in love and will probably produce fairly average sized children, hopefully with his more elegant feet, not mine.’
She said she finds the focus on those seven inches between them ‘weird’. ‘I find it weird but when you’re really happy you don’t give a s***.
‘I think if we were both slightly more neurotic people, it would be crippling, but the fact of the matter is we’re both happy. It’s cool.’
Jamie recently revealed to Red the secret to keeping his 10-year marriage to the super model going strong.
He said: ‘Loving her has challenged my perceptions about what it means to live, love and think’.
Jamie also spoke about the importance of ‘growing to meet each other’ in a long-term relationship.
‘We were both really big readers, and we both loved cooking for our friends; she still had all the same friends from school and I still had mine,’ he said.
‘She is also a straight talker, and I prefer people like that. I guess the definition of love is when you are able to reveal both your best and worst sides, and that person still loves you.’
The pair now share two daughters; Lyra, 11, and Margot, nine.
Jamie has previously spoke about his romance with Sophie, sharing on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs in 2012 that he didn’t think for one second that she would be ‘interested in him’.
He also made light of the fact that people still comment on the couples height difference.
He joked: ‘Most people think I am about 12 years old. I always looked really young.
‘When I was at school there was an announcement at assembly that said, ”Girls in the later classes must not pick up Jamie Cullum and carry him around”.
‘I remember at break time being plucked and picked up – I quite liked it.’
Stephen Merchant and Mircea Monroe
Stephen Merchant and his petite girlfriend Mircea Monroe show off their massive height difference when they step out and about
The actor, 48, stands at 6ft 7in while his long-term love stands at just 5ft 5in in comparison
Stephen Merchant and his petite girlfriend Mircea Monroe show off their massive height difference when they step out and about.
The actor, 48, stands at 6ft 7in while his long-term love stands at just 5ft 5in in comparison.
Stephen and Mircea, who have been together since 2018, met at an awards ceremony six years ago but Stephen previously revealed that he had had trouble finding a girlfriend because of his height.
He told Alan Carr: ‘If they’re down there and I’m up here, it’s a bit tricky!’
But by 2019, Stephen admitted it was great to not have to worry about ‘filling’ such a void in life after he had met the St Louis native.
He said: ‘Aside from the fact that she’s great… there’s something very pleasing about not having the endless concern about filling that part of your life.
‘That’s a very lonely life, the life of a single person’.
While some prefer fame over fortune, Stephen recently admitted he would like to turn back the clock and become an unknown again.
He said: ‘The unique thing about The Office was that no one knew who we were, so there were no expectations.
‘You’re not thinking about the papers or about the audience. You’re just thinking, ‘This is fun, let’s get it made’. It’s hard to get back to that moment.’
‘I think the size of his bank balance will rather soften the blow.’
Hafþór Björnsson and Kelsey Henson
Hafþór Björnsson and Kelsey Henson are another famous couple whose height difference is fairly major
Hafþór Björnsson and Kelsey Henson are another famous couple whose height difference is fairly major.
His gigantic stature and monstrous size won him the role of Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane on HBO’s Game Of Thrones.
And while few people would go face-to-face with the World’s Strongest Man, Thor Bjornsson still receives his share of online trolling after posting pictures of himself with girlfriend Kelsey Henson.
The 35-year-old Strongman – who stands at an impressive 6ft 9 – has previously revealed he gets trolled by people over his relationship with Kelsey, who is only a petite 5’2.
According to The Mirror, he dished on how he’s been targeted by ‘internet warriors’ after sharing loved-up snaps of him and Kelsey.
Thor explained: ‘I don’t get people asking me to fight face-to-face but there’s a lot of brave folk on the internet.
‘No one has ever threatened me in real life but on Facebook and Twitter it’s all the time.’
When previously asked how the couple kissed, Kelsey stepped in to answer.
Kelsey joked: ‘He bends, I tiptoe. Or just say, ‘Screw it, pick me up’.’
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky’s major height difference is very obvious when they attend red carpet events together
With Chris standing at 6-foot-3, he is a foot taller than his 5-foot-3 partner (seen in June 2023 together)
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky’s major height difference is very obvious when they attend red carpet events together.
With Chris standing at 6-foot-3, he is a foot taller than his 5-foot-3 partner.
Elsa and Chris were hit by split rumours recently.
The couple, who have been married for more than 10 years, recently set tongues wagging that not all was well in paradise after they went on separate holidays.
A source close to the pair recently told In Touch magazine that despite maintaining a united front for their family and spending Christmas together, the duo have been growing apart for some time.
‘The status of Chris and Elsa’s marriage is a question mark,’ a source told the publication.
‘The separate vacations are a huge red flag, but it’s more than that. They’re still very much a united family, but they’ve drifted apart as a couple.’
The source claimed Chris wants to live a ‘simpler life’ but ‘Elsa wants more’.
‘They were the perfect husband-and-wife team for so long – both gorgeous, beautiful kids. Everything seemed picture-perfect. But things have definitely changed,’ they added.
The couple spent a significant amount of time holidaying separately last year, prompting fans to question if all is well in paradise.
Since fans raised their concerns, Chris and Elsa have well and truly poured cold water over the speculation, sharing several photos of themselves looking very happy during family holidays in Fiji and at the snow over the holidays.
The chatter first began when Elsa and the couple’s children put up the family Christmas tree at their Byron Bay mansion without Chris.
‘Haven’t seen you and Chris together in a while. Hope all is good,’ one follower commented underneath photos the Spanish star posted of the Hemsworth clan decorating the home.
‘Where is Chris?’ another worried fan wrote, as one pointed out the pair have been taking less photos together than usual.
Chris and Elsa tied the knot during the Christmas holidays in 2010.
The couple live in a $30million mansion in Broken Head near Byron Bay after relocating from Los Angeles to Australia nine years ago.