So, the world found out lately that Game of Thrones' massive and terrifying Gregor Clegane, or The Mountain, has a girlfriend. Well, no–let me correct myself. The Mountain doesn't have a girlfriend (please, as if that would be likely in his current state), but the guy who plays him in the HBO series does. Yes, Hafþór Julius Björnsson, the 29-year-old Icelandic actor and strongman has found himself a lady friend.
And much to people's surprise, the apple of Björnsson's eye isn't an equally big and strong lady who eats the same 8.3 lbs of food he does every day. In fact, she's rather petite.
Canadian Kelsey Henson caught his attention after the two met in September at Earls Kitchen + Bar in Alberta when she asked to take a photo with him. The photo clearly shows their difference in size – she's just 5'2" and he's a whopping 6'9", not to mention about four times as wide. From that initial encounter, it looks like things have grown into more romantic territory.
People are pretty invested in their relationship already, commenting on Kelsey's couple pics with The Mountain with supportive comments (and admittedly a lot of crying-laughing emojis too, probably due to their size difference). Someone teased the couple and called Kelsey his "pocket girlfriend", while another pointed out: "His hand is bigger then your head - You look so happy".
The couple went on a holiday to Björnsson's home country Iceland, where it looks like the two spent some time touring the breathtaking scenery on offer there (seriously, have you seen the icy waterfalls? Someone take me there now). Among the pics of geysers and Icelandic ponies were plenty of photos of little Kelsey tucked underneath the Mountain's arm. Which made one avid Instagrammer desperate to know how exactly the pair smooch given their size difference.
The person commented: "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".
Turns out it requires a bit of bending and tip-toeing choreography that the two have to coordinate. Kelsey responded to the comment on her picture and laughed: "ahha he bends, I tip toe. Or just say screw it, pick me up!"
Now if you were already visualising some kind of stepping block apparatus or even a mini step-ladder, pack it away, because it turns out we're all just over-thinking it. Guys, it's not that hard to kiss someone who's much taller than you. Especially for the two lovers who both appear to be hitting the gym a lot.
Still, it's interesting to know about the logistics of these kinds of things. I mean, I sure have a few more questions for the two. How do they sit on planes comfortably together? Is he eating 24/7? Do they have to insist on a king-sized bed at hotels?
... And let's just leave it that. Some things are better left unsaid.