By Jennifer Harrington

It seems most people have a preference in terms of physical characteristics for the people they find attractive and choose to date. Celebrities are no different, and it recently came to Cupid’s attention that there are celebrity men who prefer to date taller women. We took a closer look at some of these stars who prefer taller women, and examined their dating histories to see who they have romanced — and the inches separating the couples.

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger is perhaps as legendary with the ladies as he is for being the front man of the Rolling Stones. Married twice, Mick has seven children with four women. Over the years, Mick has been linked with several women taller than his 5 feet 10 inches, including model Jerry Hall and his current love of 12 years, L’Wren Scott. L’Wren, a model and fashion designer, is 6 feet 3 inches. L’Wren admitted in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar that people have always been intimidated by her silhouette. According to the article, “when she and Jagger pull up in front of the paparazzi, she adjusts the silhouette, bending at the knee to even things out.”

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Rod Stewart

One of the best-selling music artists of all time, singer Rod Stewart has been married three times and has eight children. His current wife, model Penny Lancaster, stands 6 feet 1 inch, in contrast to Rod’s 5 feet 10 inches. Penny is frequently photographed wearing high heels, and it doesn’t seem to faze her rocker husband at all. When asked in a recent interview if the height difference bothers  Rod, Penny responded by saying, “’He likes me in the heels. I appear to be a foot taller but it’s the camera angles and the heels.” Rod has certainly established his personal preference over the years: many of his romantic partners have been tall, slender blondes.

Tom Cruise

Mega movie star Tom Cruise has dated (and married) many taller women, including Rebecca De Mornay, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Katie Holmes. Tom Cruise stands 5 feet 7 inches, which is several inches shorter than the average height for men in the United States. His ex-wife Katie Holmes is 5 feet 9 inches, so two inches in height separated the couple (in addition to differing views about Scientology and how they would raise their daughter, Suri). After her divorce from Tom in 2001, Nicole Kidman famously quipped on The David Letterman Show, “I can wear heels now.”

Keith Urban

Country music sensation Keith Urban has been married to actress Nicole Kidman since 2006. Parents to two young daughters, Keith and Nicole split their time between Nashville and their native Australia. Nicole, who was formerly married Tom Cruise, is blissful in her marriage and the new attitude her husband gave her, saying to Harper’s Bazaar, “He just gave me confidence through just being very kind to me and understanding me, opening me up to trying things.” Nicole is about three inches taller than Keith.

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Michael J. Fox

After meeting Tracy Pollan on the set of Family Ties, Michael J. Fox married the leggy actress in 1988. The couple, separated in height by about two inches, has four children. Their marriage has stood the test of time, which is especially noteworthy because Michael has been fighting Parkinson’s disease since 1990. Tracy opened up in an interview with Parade about her marriage saying, “Any marriage has its ups and downs. It’s work to be married for this many years! That said, Michael’s a very easy person to be with under his circumstances, funny and gracious.”

As these couples showcase, height should not matter in a relationship, and ladies can wear high heels proudly, no matter the height of their boyfriend or husband.

Are there other celebrity couples featuring a significantly taller woman? Should height matter in a relationship?