Bend Down And Gimme A Kiss: 11 Famous Folks Who Are Much Shorter Than Their Spouses

March 4, 2014  |  
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How important is height to you when looking for a partner? In the case of these famous folks, it wasn’t a big deal. Here are 11 fabulous couples (still together by the way) who just so happen to have major height differences between them. Hey, it’s all about the love anyway, right?

Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish


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Kevin Hart and Eniko Parrish

What Kevin Hart lacks in height, he makes up for in humor, and that’s probably part of the reason why his statuesque girlfriend, Eniko Parrish, is in love with him. At 5’4″, he’s shorter than most of the folks he encounters, but his confidence distracts from all that.

Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee


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Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

Spike’s size has been something he’s brought up when playing different characters in his own films, including playing Giant (get it?) in Mo Better Blues and Mars Blackmon in She’s Gotta Have It. But when it comes to everyday life, it didn’t stop him from charming his wife, Tonya Lee Lewis.  

Pharrell and Helen Lasichanh


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Pharrell and Helen Lasichanh

If you’re trying to make someone look less short, as the taller person in the equation, I would recommend NOT bending down, or putting your head on top of their head–both things Helen Lasichanh did when she was with Pharrell at Sunday night’s Academy Awards. But then again, the producer’s decision to wear shorts didn’t really help either. But despite her penchant for tall heels that help her tower over her beau at all times, they’re quite the cute and unique pair, am I right?

Chris Bosh and Adrienne Bosh


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Chris Bosh and Adrienne Bosh

To say that Miami Heat baller Chris Bosh towers over his wife, Adrienne, is something of an understatement. At 6’10”, Bosh towers over most people, but it takes little effort with his lady, who measures up to 5’0″.

 Gregg Leakes and Nene Leakes


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 Gregg Leakes and Nene Leakes

I think that NeNe is taller than Gregg most of the time because of her affinity for heels, and while I personally thought that I wouldn’t want to be so much taller than my own man at red carpet events, for the right stylish shoe, the sacrifice is necessary.


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Hayden Panettiere and Fiance Wladimir Klitschko

Another beauty barely peeking over 5’0″, Panettiere has to look up to her husband-to-be, boxer Wladimir Klitschko. She’s spoken on the height difference before and said that their size difference is what initially allowed them to hit it off:

“That’s how we met. I said, ‘You’re huge.’ He said, ‘You’re tiny.’ “


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Omarion and Apryl Jones

If you go through Omarion’s Instagram account, it’s hard to find images of Omarion standing next to his girlfriend, and the mother of his unborn child, Apryl Jones (she’s usually sitting next to him or on his lap). But every now and then, they stand up next to each other, and you can see the 5’6″ height of Omarion come out.

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban


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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

I actually never really noticed the height difference between Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban because the two always look absolutely enamored with one another. But this isn’t the first time the 5’11” Nicole Kidman has had a few inches over her man. Those Tom Cruise years were rough for her shoe game, and when they split, she once said to David Letterman, “At least I can wear high heels now.”

Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond


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Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond

I’m sure many of you haven’t even seen Fey out with her husband, composer and producer Jeff Richmond, but we noticed through photos that with or without heels on, she has a few inches on her man. But they both have an undeniable bond that we noticed in a recent Vanity Fair interview:

They fell in love quickly, soon after a Sunday afternoon spent together at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. (“We walked into a model of the human heart,” Fey deadpans.) The writer-comedian and the musician-director dated for seven years, have been married for another seven, and have worked together in improv theater in Chicago, on Saturday Night Live, and on 30 Rock. (He composed the bouncy retro theme music.)

Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott


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Mick Jagger and L’Wren Scott

The leggy former model and fashion designer has been towering over her legendary rock star love since 2011. At 6’4″, Scott joins the club of women from Jagger’s past and present he has been able to pull who have been models and quite tall.

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith


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Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith

The tiny actress and her tall and lovably goofy husband are our favorites, and the story of their height difference is well-known. Of course, Jada tried to audition to play Will’s girlfriend on Fresh Prince of Bel Air, but producers said she was way too short alongside him to make for a love interest. The two stayed in touch and stayed friends until they decided to pursue a romantic relationship. The rest is history.

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