The Mountain’s ‘Tiny’ Girlfriend Answers One Thing We’re All Thinking

by : Julia Banim on : 13 Dec 2017 10:48

When we found out The Mountain had found love, we imagined this would be with a Brianne of Tarth style giantess.

However, his new girlfriend, Kelsey Henson, is actually titchy-tiny. Kelsey is just 5’2″ compared with Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson’s 6’9″ stature.


This naturally raises a lot of questions about their relationship. First of all, how does Kelsey reach up to kiss her gigantic bf?

I have a feeling high heels just wouldn’t cut it in this situation…

Luckily, Kelsey has satisfied our nosiness, explaining how the smooching situation works between herself and the professional strongman/Game of Thrones’ Mountain.


One Instagram user couldn’t control their curiosity any longer, and asked the following question to Kelsey:

How do you kiss? Do you jump in his arms every time and wrap your legs around his waist? Please post a picture of this impressive action.

To this, Kelsey replied, ‘ahha he bends, I tip toe. Or just say screw it, pick me up!’


Makes a lot of sense. And I must say how super cute it is to see huge Hafþór acting like such an adorable big softy with his new miniature girlfriend.

Despite their dramatic height difference, the couple seem genuinely delighted in each other’s company; posing for pics during their travels to Spain and Iceland where Hafþór is originally from.


The couple have been dating since September after they met in Earls Kitchen + Bar in Alberta.


Kelsey had been working as a waitress at the bar, and Hafþór happened to swing by while in town competing in a strongman competition.

Of course, we all know Hafþór as the Mountain from Game of Thrones, but he is also mighty in his own right, having been Iceland’s Strongest Man seven times, and Europe’s Strongest Man three times.

Kelsey decided to ask the giant for a cheeky picture, and the pair hit it off.


Earlier this year, Hafþór showed true courage after revealing he was suffering from facial paralysis.

In a brave Instagram post, he wrote:

To all my dear strongman fans, I have a small announcement. Last Sunday I got very sick. On Tuesday morning I woke up and the right side of my face felt kind of numb. It got worse over the course of the day and then it got completely paralysed.

My friends insisted sending me to the ER to get things checked out as they were seriously worried I was having a stroke. I spent a good amount of time at the hospital as doctors ran some tests on me. Luckily I was informed there was nothing to worry about. That I have caught some virus called Bells Palsy which causes half of my face getting paralysed.

It can last from a week to a few months apparently. So please keep that in mind if you come to Europe’s Strongest Man tomorrow and get pictures with me that I’m not in a bad mood I just can’t really smile for pictures haha!

Other than that I feel good and look forward to battling it out with the guys for the Title of Europe’s Strongest Man 2017 and putting on a great show for all you guys! Bring it on!

They say opposites attract, and these guys are absolute proof.

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Julia Banim

Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.

Topics: Film and TV, Sex and Relationships


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