Sometimes, men feel weird about dating women who are taller than them, and vice versa. It’s silly but it’s true. But Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, whose divorce filing was announced today, have never let that get in their way.
Based on the evidence–years of red carpet photos of them in which Katie is heads above Tom and Tom seems totally cool with it–we can rule their height difference out as the reason for their divorce. Instead of talking about how Tom and Katie’s marriage may have been a fraud, let’s remember the good things, like Suri, and Holmes’ unyielding support of a woman’s right to wear heels.
We love that over the years, aside from daytime activities that often involved carrying around a very high-maintenance child, Holmes never opted for flats when out with Cruise–even though without heels she is actually shorter than him. She didn’t even slouch and we think that’s great. Or maybe it just made her look like more of a trophy. Or maybe Cruise is the one who picked all of them out! Who knows!?
Regardless, click through for 10 of our favorite examples of Holmes towering over Cruise in her fabulous heels.