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.
Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko
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. Their tumultuous, on-and-off-again relationship (currently off) made lots of headlines for a while. 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 seemed to mind this though, and Bella wasn’t going to give up her shoes.
When they were together, The Weeknd was incredibly supportive of Hadid, always getting to his feet whenever Bella walked down the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway. He even sat with Bella’s mom when she was in attendance. When it was The Weeknd’s turn to take to the stage, Bella was equally supportive and joined the concert crowd to sing along to The Weeknd’s songs.
Shaquille O’Neal and Laticia Rolle
Shaquille O’Neal is a world-renowned, American professional basketball player who stands at 7’1”. After 19 years on the court, he became a sports analyst on Inside the NBA. Outside his basketball career, he’s also arguably successful as a media personality. Everything seems to work for the big guy, including love.
Shaq has been with his longtime girlfriend, Laticia Rolle, since 2014. At 5’6”, the former NBA star dwarfs Laticia. But these two don’t seem bothered by the space that stretches between them. Instead of picking on their differences, these two focused more on their similar interests. In high school and college, Laticia was also a basketball superstar. We bet their one-on-one driveway games were fierce. Sadly, the two split and Shaquille is now happily married to Shaunie O'Neal.