Isn’t it funny when you learn about celebrity heights and can’t match up how tall (or short!) a star looks onscreen versus their real-life stature? That’s the case with these famous celebrity couples who have shocking height differences. With one partner who’s super tall and the other who can barely reach his or her shoulder, these couples would make you do a double take if you ever spotted them on the street.
Will Smith’s height is pretty legendary — the actor is a commanding 6-foot-2. Yet his dainty wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, is only a mere 5 feet tall. Standing side-by-side, the pair have a pretty unique look, but they’re certainly not the only A-list stars who just happened to couple up with someone of a totally different height.
Seinfeld star Jason Alexander, aka George Costanza, is just 5 feet 5 inches tall, and his wife Daena Alexander is four inches taller — so just imagine when she wears high heels on the red carpet. The height comparison is quite noticeable, and it just might make this long-lasting celebrity marriage even more fantastic in our book. After all, who needs a high pair of heels when you’re madly in love?
Despite the shocking height differences, we can’t deny how adorable these pairs still look together. Click through the gallery to see some of our favorite mismatched (height-wise!) pairs and how great they still appear together. As the saying goes, opposites attract, right?
Here are a few of the most noteworthy couples with the most shocking height differences.
Rod Stewart Penny Lancaster
Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart, also known as "Rod the Mod," married Penny Lancaster in 2007. Lancaster is a tall 6'1, while Stewart is a mere 5'10. Lancaster is a model, though, so statuesque height is to be expected.
Jason Alexander Daena E Title
Daena E. Title and Jason Alexander
Rod Stewart isn't the only celebrity who's shorter than his wife. Seinfeld's Jason Alexander (born Jay Scott Greenspan) — better known as George Costanza — is four inches shorter than his wife, Daena E. Title. The unlikely pair have been together for a strong 35 years.
Sofia Vergara Joe Manganiello
Sofía Vergara and Joe Manganiello
The Spanish actress and Modern Family star Sofía Vergara began dating her now-husband Joe Manganiello in July 2014. The two married in Palm Beach, Florida, just one year later. Despite their height difference —Vergara at 5'7 and Manganiello at 6'5 — we think they're a perfect pair.
Reese Witherspoon Jim Toth
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
It's no surprise Reese Witherspoon is only 5'1. (She looks adorably petite in all of her movies!) Her husband Jim Toth, however, towers an entire foot over her at 6'1.
Mariah Carey James Packer
Mariah Carey and James Packer
It's easy to think Mariah Carey is as tall as she is confident, but in reality the "We Belong Together" singer is only 5'8. Carey's ex-fiance, James Packer, however, is 6'6 — which is six inches shorter than Nick Cannon, who was Carey's husband from 2008 to 2016. What a height difference!
Jennifer Connelly Paul Bettany
Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany
American actress Jennifer Connelly is 5'6, while her husband, actor Paul Bettany, is a tall 6'3. The two married in a private family ceremony in Scotland in 2003 and are still going strong today! Connelly and Bettany share two children together, Stellan and Agnes.
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Jada Pinkett and Will Smith
At 6'2, actor Will Smith — first famous for his role on the hit sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel Air— towers over his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith who is just 5 feet tall. In spite of their height differences, Will and Jada have been married for nearly 21 years! The couple share two children together — Jaden Christopher Syre Smith and Willow Camille Reign Smith.
Lisa Bonet Jason Momoa
Lisa Bonet and Jason Momoa
Lisa Bonet who is famously known for her character Denise Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, married her giant of a husband, Jason Momoa, in 2007. Momoa's height — a whopping 6-foot-4 — makes him the perfect actor for his role in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Rumor has it Momoa and Bonet, who is just 5'2, secretly married in 2007.
Victoria Beckham David Beckham
Victoria Beckham and David Beckham
Power couple Victoria and David Beckham married in 1999. The Beckhams share three sons and one daughter — Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz, and Harper — together. Victoria, also known by her Spice Girls' stage name "Posh," is a short 5'4, while David exactly 6 feet tall.
Mario Lopez Courtney Mazza
Courtney Mazza and Mario Lopez
Television personality and Saved by the Bell star Mario Lopez started dating his wife Courtney Mazza in 2008. In 2012, the pair tied the knot in Mexico. Unlike the other couples on this list, Mario and Courtney aren't too far apart in height — Courtney is 5'6 and Mario is 5'10. What's four inches?
Candace Cameron Bure Valeri Bure
Candace Cameron Bure and Valeri Bure
Candace Cameron Bure, well-known for her role on America's favorite sitcom Full House is 5'2, while her husband Valeri Bure, a Russian NHL hockey player, is 5'10. The couple are still going strong after getting married in 1996; they share two sons and a daughter together.
Tiffani Thiessen Brady Smith
Tiffani Thiessen and Brady Smith
At 5'5, American actress Tiffani Thiessen is only three inches shorter than her husband, Brady Smith, who is 5'9. The celebrity couple wed in 2005 and share two children today. The pair are so close they even filmed an episode of the HGTV show Design Star together!
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Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin may look tall on television — and that's because he is! Baldwin is 6 feet tall, while his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, is only 5'4. The couple tied the knot in 2012 and haven't looked back since.
Michael J Fox Tracy Pollan
Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox
Tracy Pollan, best known for her role in the family sitcom Family Ties, is two inches taller than her husband, actor Michael J. Fox, who is 5'4. The couple married in 1988 and share four children together — Sam Michael Fox, Aquinnah Kathleen, Schuyler Frances Fox, and Esmé Annabelle Fox.
Tina Fey Jeff Richmond
Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond
Actress, comedian, and writer Tina Fey is three inches taller than her husband, Jeff Richmond, who is just 5'2. Fey and Richmond married in a Greek Orthodox ceremony in 2001. The couple share two daughters together, named Alice Zenobia Richmond and Penelope Athena Richmond.