How Tall Is Hayden Vs. Wladimir?

by Arielle Dachille

Seeing pictures of Hayden Panettiere and her fiancé Wladimir Klitschko, you could guess that the actress and the Russian prize-fighter partner are of two different species. He looks tall enough to be two Haydens stacked on top of one another. Sitting down, her head probably hardly grazes the level of his neck. Even when we start looking at numbers, the height difference between Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko will make your jaw drop.

Petite little cupcake Hayden is 5'1", according to Digital Spy, although she identifies her height to be 5'2". Standing back-to-back with her 6'6" husband, that makes nearly a foot and a half of height difference between the two of them. In order for them to make out, he needs to bend over 17 inches. Alternatively, she could stand on her tippy-toes and give herself two inches of height, while he squats down 12 inches. Aw, hell. Maybe the most efficient way for these two to gaze into each other's eyes is for him to pick her up. When they get married, she's probably going to have to stand on a stack of phonebooks for the "kiss the bride" part.

Actually, they may never have met if they didn't have their vast disparity in stature as an ice-breaker. The Nashville actress recounted her first conversation with her fiancé to Ellen DeGeneres in 2013: "I'm small, but he's large. That's how we met. I said, 'You're huge.' He said, 'You're tiny.'" As M.C. Scat Cat so famously said, opposites attract.

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With a baby on the way, only time will tell whether their offspring gets the height genes of dad and shoots up like a beanstalk, or maintains a slightly lower center of gravity like mom. Who knows? Maybe the two extremes will cancel each other out, and the kid will be of average height. Only time will tell.