We love short men like Zendaya – I had to wear flip flops at my wedding but our sex life is great & we wear heels in bed 0 232

ACTOR Tom Holland, who is 5ft 8in, has rubbished claims the height difference between him and actress girlfriend Zendaya, at 5ft 10in, is a problem.

Three women who are also taller than their partners reveal all.

Tom Holland, who is 5ft 8in, has rubbished claims the height difference between him and actress girlfriend Zendaya, at 5ft 10in, is a problemRex

‘I wore flip flops on our wedding day, Simon stood on a higher step for pics’

SPORTS therapist Tracey Disdel, 55, who is 6ft 1in, has been married to 5ft 8in Simon, 57, a retail clothing distributor, for 17 years.

Tracey, from Doncaster, is mum to Ollie, 11. She says: “I met Simon online in June 2003 when we were both living in London. I wanted to settle down and start a family but often found shorter men, who were just my type, were not interested.

I told Simon my height before we met and he wasn’t put off at all, saying it was my sense of humour he loved over anything else. We married two years later in April 2005.

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I wore flat, silk flip flops on the day, and for pictures Simon stood on a taller step.

Despite my height, I am never put off wearing heels and, if anything, Simon encourages me to wear them.

People who automatically judge couples with height differences are just wrong.

I don’t know why it’s acceptable for the man to be taller than the woman and not the other way around.

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People do point and comment on my height because we are so opposite.

I’m a size 10 with long, blonde hair and Simon is short, but we don’t care. If anything, it’s made us truly love one another for who we really are.

Simon is proof good things come in smaller – or shorter –  packages.”

Simon says: “I love Tracey’s height, I think it’s so glamorous. “From the moment I met her she made me laugh and height was never an issue.

“We’re proof that after 17 years of marriage it’s love, not height or other differences, that make a marriage work.

“I tell the younger lads to never be frightened to date a taller woman – they might get as lucky as me.”

‘We have sex six times a week – Luke loves my 39in legs and flexibility’

LIZZIE GROOMBRIDGE, 27, who is 6ft 3in, has been in a relationship with Luke Newcombe, 29 and 5ft 10in, for ten months. The pair, from Truro, Cornwall, earn a living from TikTok videos about their height difference.

Lizzie, mum to Rhuben, ten, Logan, seven, and Skyla, two, says: ‘As a teenager I was bullied terribly for being tall. People called me names like beanpole and stork and I was never invited to parties.

I constantly slouch because of my height and it’s hard because when I wear heels I am 6ft 6in.

During lockdown in June 2020 I decided to finally embrace being tall and set up a TikTok account posting fun videos of myself walking through doorways and ducking.

Within weeks my videos were amassing millions of views, and now I’ve reached more than 700,000 followers.

Luke and I met around ten months ago through the app, while he was working as a greenkeeper in Devon.

He liked all my videos and he slid into my DMs. We hit it off straight away.

He’d never dated a taller woman but admitted that when we first met last June, seeing me in the flesh was even better than on TikTok.

Within weeks he’d moved to Truro and we were an official couple.
He loves that social media has given me the confidence to show off my body.

We make love up to six times a week. He loves my 39in legs, flexibility and the fact I wear heels in the bedroom.”

Luke says: “Lizzie’s long legs are seriously sexy and I don’t care that I am much shorter than her.

“Showing off our height difference on social media doesn’t emasculate me. It’s liberating.

“I know from thousands of messages we get there are many jealous men out there who would love to date a tall woman but are scared of what their friends would say.”

‘People stare at us all the time, especially if I am wearing heels’

MUM-of-three Gemma Keough, 33, is 5ft 11in, five inches taller than husband Stephen, 33, a maintenance company owner, who is 5ft 6in.

Gemma, from Oldham, owns a modelling agency and is mum to Brianna, ten, Kenneth, seven, and Kayden, five. She says: “Stephen and I met at a friend’s party in June 2006. I was wearing heels and stood at over 6ft.

While the other men were avoiding me, Stephen started chatting me up, telling me he loved my long legs.

On the night we met, we looked like Little and Large, but Stephen was a breath of fresh air.

He’d never dated a woman taller than him but he fell in love with my long legs, especially in the bedroom.

We often get asked to model together as a family. We’ve done work for big companies and the fact I am taller is something agencies love.

We do get stared at all the time, especially if I am wearing heels. Some people have even joked about the height difference in bed, but it doesn’t make a difference and that’s just childish.

We’re a team. We know how to utilise the height difference in all aspects of life. Stephen isn’t afraid to ask me to reach anything in high cupboards.”

Stephen says: “The height difference doesn’t intimidate me. I find her height sexy and a turn-on.

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“If you aren’t intimidated by height, then you are a real man and don’t need to prove anything.

“Any bloke who hasn’t dated a taller woman is definitely missing out.”

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My bitter ex told lies to my friends about my ‘small manhood’ after I dumped her 0 40

DEAR DEIDRE: MY ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger.

She never complained when we were together, but last week she told the girls in our group that being with me was “like kissing a soggy lettuce leaf” and that she “literally didn’t feel a thing when we were having sex” because I’m so small.

My ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger

I’m 25 and she’s 24. I think part of it is jealousy.

She knows a couple of the other girls fancy me and I think she’s trying to sabotage any chance I have with them.

Not that I’m even planning anything.

She’s so insecure and has a vicious tongue on her.

I’m tempted to let each of her so-called friends know what she really says about them in private.

Even her best friend gets a nasty critique every time she posts anything on Instagram.

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Her top is either too short, or her hair looks like wire, or her laugh is fake . . . it goes on and on.

I don’t regret splitting up with her but this last trick has really infuriated me.

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You could maybe reply with: “Let’s just say she never complained when we were together and nor have any of my other exes.”

Your friends will soon see her behaviour for what it is – jealous insecurity.

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DEAR DEIDRE: MY partner said he was on a work trip two months ago, but he had actually got married and been on honeymoon.

Our relationship had become a bit predictable, but we still had regular sex and nice days out with our two young sons.

My partner lied about his work trip – he was really on his HONEYMOON

I’m 32 and he’s 37. Our sons are four and two.

When he returned from his “work trip” he blamed me for his cheating, saying I had let myself go and didn’t pay him enough attention.

He then told me he’d “traded up” for a better model. It didn’t stop there.

He said that his wife, who is 27, is absolutely stunning and makes him feel special.

Apparently this woman was a barmaid he’d met on a golf trip and they had been seeing each other for six months.

He told me all this, then marched upstairs and packed his games console and his clothes and drove off out of my life.

The thing is, we always talked about getting married but when we had kids there always seemed something better to spend our money on.

Mutual friends have told me he has moved into a new-build home on the other side of our small town and his wife has plenty of family money.

My sons are really missing him and I don’t even know how I feel.

Sometimes when he comes to visit the boys I beg him to come home.

But other times I’m so angry with him, I refuse to let him in.

Now he is accusing me of stopping him from seeing his children.

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Surely he can’t just show up when he likes?

I’m a mess and need to start getting a grip for the kids’ sake.

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DEIDRE SAYS: I’m so sorry your partner ended your relationship in such a cruel way.

This man sounds selfish and immature, and quite frankly the way he has treated you is emotionally abusive.

It won’t feel like it now, but you really are better off without him.

He is behaving like he still lives in your home, by just turning up unannounced.

Tell him firmly that you would encourage a good relationship between him and your sons but he can only collect them with prior arrangement.

Start to put down your boundaries.

I’m sending you my support pack When Parents Fall Out, which you could pass to him to help explain why you need to co-operate for the future wellbeing of your children.

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Give yourself time and be kind to yourself. He put you down constantly, now you can start to build up your confidence.

I’d recommend seeing a counsellor to help you with this betrayal and am sending you my Counselling support pack.

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