Why Katie Never Towers Over Tom

Yet she looks like an Amazon next to most others
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2010 1:05 PM CDT
At the Tony Awards, a much-taller-than-Daniel-Radcliffe Katie Holmes had to stoop over the mic.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Tom Cruise may wear the pants in his relationship with Katie Holmes, but he also likely wears the heels, reports the New York Daily News in tackling what is surely one of the most important questions of our time: How is it that Holmes, who towered over Daniel Radcliffe at the Tony Awards, always seems to be at eye level with her much-shorter hubby? A few possibilities:

  • Shoe lifts: Cruise—who is 5-foot-7 to his wife’s 5-foot-9—has been rumored to wear lifts ever since he was married to 5-foot-11 Nicole Kidman.

  • Stairs: Sometimes Cruise stands a few steps above Holmes, although this trick only works if photographers focus on their upper halves.
  • Flats: Ever the perfect wife, Katie often ops for shorter heels or flats—probably in an effort to make her hubby feel taller.

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