Tall Tales of T’ Town!

From Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, meet the mismatched celeb couples for whom height's nothing but a number
Wednesday , 11 April 2012
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes
Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum
Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum
Kylie Minogue and Andrés Velencoso
Kylie Minogue and Andrés Velencoso
Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Fergie and Josh Duhamel
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson

Vital stats: The pregnant Fashion Star judge measures just 5ft 2.5in, whereas, at 6ft 3in, her former NFL player fiancé Eric Johnson towers over her.

The long and the short of it: Although body confident now, Jessica says her mum used to worry about her short legs: “Every night, she would pull them and stretch them so they would be in proportion with the rest of my body,” Jess confessed.

Height discrepancy: 1ft 0.5in

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes

Vital stats: The Mission: Impossible star’s 5ft 7in frame has reportedly motivated him to reach for the stacks when posing with his 5ft 9in wife. He should be used to it after 5ft 11in ex-wife Nicole Kidman!

The long and the short of it: Katie often wears flats when out with Tom, as she says she likes to feel small. “It’s kind of fun being the cute, little one. In fact, I’m finding it hard to grow out of that,” she has said. Well, you picked the wrong guy then, Katie!

Height discrepancy: 2in

Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum

Vital stats: At 6ft, the statuesque supermodel looms above her jazz singer husband Jamie Cullum, who measures just 5ft 6in. 

The long and the short of it: The model-turned-chef says height isn’t an issue in her relationship: “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 that we’re both happy. It’s cool.”

Height discrepancy: 6in

Kylie Minogue and Andrés Velencoso

Vital stats: Although teeny Kylie just hits the 5ft 1in mark, it hasn’t stopped her 6ft 3in model boyfriend from falling head over heels. 

The long and the short of it: With over 25 years in showbiz, Kylie knows how to conceal her shortcomings. “With my height I always feel confident if something is below the knee and I’m wearing heels. I wear flats sometimes but not when I’m working – you’d never see me!’’ she admits.

Height discrepancy: 1ft 2in

Fergie and Josh Duhamel

Vital stats: At 6ft 3.5in, the Las Vegas actor stands head and shoulders above his pint-sized Black Eyed Pea wife, who clocks in at a dainty 5ft 4in (when she’s not rocking the platforms!). 

The long and the short of it: The fiery singer loves how protected her tall man makes her feel. “It’s funny, because at work I have to be a very strong, tough woman. But when I’m with him, I just turn on this baby girl voice because… he’s my big tall man!”, says Fergie.

Height discrepancy: 11.5in

Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher

Vital stats: The Aussie actress is a pocket-sized 5ft 3in, while her The Dictator star hubby stands an entire foot taller, at 6ft 3in.

The long and the short of it: The Great Gatsby actress says that although her diminutive stature used to bother her, she now accepts it. “I’m used to it. It used to be hard when we went to a bar or something; people try to pick up little people physically, pat you on the head…” Let’s leave that to her hubby!

Height discrepancy: 1ft

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