Professional boxer, Wladimir Klitschko (6’6″), married Hayden Panettiere (5’0″), the American actress who starred as Claire Bennet in Heroes. Klitschko’s real-life cheerleader might be 18 inches shorter than him, but who cares? Aside from the huge height difference, they also have a 13-year age gap.
Despite the age and height issues, Klitschko and Panettiere are happily married. In 2014, they welcomed a new member to the family. Hayden gave birth to their lovely first daughter named Kaya. They don’t seem to mind that Kaya might possibly inherit her dad’s height. Unfortunately though, after nine long years, the couple decided to call it quits. Oh well, at least they’ll always have Kaya.
Bella Hadid and The Weeknd
Bella Hadid and The Weeknd are two of the biggest names in showbiz. Despite their tumultuous, on-and-off-again relationship, they recently decided to give it another go and are said to be better than ever. While their height difference is only an inch, Bella is the taller one, meaning her penchant for high heels leaves the Weeknd regularly craning his neck to look up at her. Neither of them seem to mind this though, and Bella isn’t giving up her shoes any time soon.
The Weeknd is so supportive of his model girlfriend, he always gets to his feet whenever Bella walks down the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway. He even sits with Bella’s mom when she’s in attendance. When it’s The Weeknd’s turn to take to the stage, Bella Hadid is equally supportive. She joins the concert crowd to sing along to The Weeknd’s songs.
Dannii Minogue and Kris Smith
Dannii Minogue is an Australian singer, model, and actress responsible for the songs “Love and Kisses,” “Jump to the Beat,” and “Baby Love,” to name a few. While she stood only a couple of inches, about five foot tall, her singing career was definitely shooting up to far greater heights. Since stepping away from the microphone, she’s taken on judging and mentoring roles, with X-Factor UK and Australia’s Got Talent.
In 2008, the famous singer dated English model and rugby player, Kris Smith. They met during Smith’s 30th birthday and, two years of romance later, Minogue’s pregnancy was announced to the public. Their son, Ethan Edward Minogue-Smith, was delivered via Cesarean Section. Despite having a baby and doing great in their careers, they still decided to go their separate ways. But surely their 11-inch height difference couldn’t have contributed to the split?
Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson
You would be lying if you said you’d never heard of this tumultuous Twilight duo. The on-screen mortal-vampire couple made it real in 2009. It’s undeniable that fans of Twilight surged in number when they found out. Stewart and Pattinson kept it hidden pretty well for a long time, and denied it even in the face of a plethora of photos showing their obvious affection for each other.
Pattinson towered over Stewart by more than 6 inches. That certainly drew more attention whenever they tried to discreetly go out at the time. Finally, in 2012, Pattinson disclosed it to the public; he was in a relationship with Stewart. But that was also just moments from the end. Pattinson’s heart was painfully and publicly broken after US Weekly released photos of Stewart with (married) director, Rupert Sanders. Sad but, unfortunately, true.
Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke
Harry Potter is a grown-up now. Although at 5’5” it doesn’t look that obvious. Two years after the release of the last movie in the franchise, wizarding star, Daniel Radcliffe, went on to explore some mighty different showbiz ventures. He starred in various movies, including the critically-acclaimed Swiss Army Man. In one of his recent projects, Kill Your Darlings, he plays the famous Beat poet, Allen Ginsberg. It was on the set of this film that he also happened to meet the love of his life.
Erin Darke is a fellow actor, starring regularly in both film and theatre. She is also known as Cindy, in Good Girls Revolt. After meeting on set, Darke and Radcliffe started a relationship that would go on for six years and counting. Although Darke is two inches taller than Radcliffe, they seem to be going strong. No spells or love potions needed for this one!