Sizing Up the Love Match Between New Mom Hayden and Her Towering Fiancé
IF THE SHOE FITS
Their height difference: About 4 stilettos
After announcing their engagement in October, Hayden Panettiere and on-again beau Wladimir Klitschko are taking their relationship to new heights with the Dec. 9 birth of their first child, daughter Kaya Evdokia. So what stands between the 25-year-old actress and her 38-year-old fiancé other than their 13-year, four-month age gap? Their 1-foot-4.5-inch (that's 16.5 inches!) height difference. Real talk: Panettiere's going to need more than a 4-inch pair of heels – try four pairs – like the ones she rocked at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, to see eye to eye with her man.
CHEERS TO THAT
Their height difference: About 2 steins of beer
Dating on and off since 2010, the 5-foot-2-inch Nashville star and the 6-foot-6½-inch Ukrainian boxing champ have never let their sizable vertical challenges interfere with their fun, including a September 2010 Oktoberfest celebration.
GNAW ON THIS
Their height difference: Nearly 3 dog bones
Height difference aside, it's puppy love for Panettiere and Klitschko (especially when they're walking their furry friend). The couple stay on the go, whether they're grabbing some tacos for lunch or taking in a Miami Heat game.
Their height difference: About 1½ beach balls
The perks of having a tall fiancé: shade from the sun! During a 2011 Hawaiian getaway, Panettiere stayed close to her own personal lifeguard. And when it comes to heating it up, um, horizontally, the actress told Ellen DeGeneres that year, "Yeah, it works. We find a way. Where there's a will, there's a way!" Mahalo for that TMI, Hayden!
IN THE BAG
The difference: About 2½ clutches
Well, that's one way to make a big statement on the red carpet. Stepping out at May's Sports Emmy Awards, height's clearly just a number for the couple, who equally stun at the reception.
JEAN-IUS OF LOVE
Their height difference: About 2 pairs of short-shorts
So what can we learn from the new parents's romance? In fashion as in life, it's not size but fit that matters most. So if the short-shorts fit...