The Mountain’s ‘Tiny’ Wife Kelsey Finally Answers One Thing We Were All Thinking

The Mountain's wife, Kelsey Henson, shares how they manage their drastic height difference, while the couple navigates through loss and love.

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson and Wife

Kelsey Henson, the wife of the actor known as The Mountain, has provided insight into a question that likely crossed many minds. The actor, whose real name is Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson but often goes by the moniker Thor, gained fame for portraying Gregor Clegane, also known as 'The Mountain,' in the series Game of Thrones. Despite his towering 6 feet 9 inches height, he surprised many by choosing a partner of much smaller stature.

Björnsson is married to Kelsey Henson, who stands at 5 feet 2 inches tall. Given their significant height difference, people naturally wonder how they manage everyday interactions, such as kissing. During a previous Instagram Q&A session, a curious individual asked Henson about the logistics of kissing given their height disparity. Henson candidly replied that they find creative solutions, with her either tiptoeing, her husband bending down, or him picking her up.

She responded: "Ah, he bends, I tiptoe. Or just say screw it, pick me up!"

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson and Wife
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson and Wife

Their love story culminated in marriage in October 2018, marked by a heartwarming photo shared by Björnsson, where he lovingly holds his bride. Expressing his joy, he declared his excitement for the adventures they would embark on together. However, their journey together has not been without its challenges. Tragedy struck in November 2023 with the loss of their daughter, Grace, who was stillborn at 21 1/2 weeks gestation.

Björnsson shared the heartbreaking news on Instagram, describing their profound grief over the loss of their daughter while also expressing gratitude for the time they had with her. Despite the pain of their loss, they cherish the love they feel for their daughter, whose memory will forever remain in their hearts.


"After a noticeable decrease in movement we found out her heart had stopped beating," the actor shared a heartbreaking Instagram post.

"Words cannot describe our pain of this loss or our happiness at being able to spend time with our daughter. She is absolutely beautiful, with blonde lashes and brows and a little smile for mom and dad.

"The love we feel for her is overwhelming. The grief we feel will be with us forever but so will the love."

Grace was their second child, joining their three-year-old son, Stormur. Additionally, Björnsson has another daughter, Theresa Líf, from a previous relationship.

Through the highs and lows, Björnsson and Henson's bond remains evident, exemplifying resilience and unwavering support for one another. Their love story transcends physical differences, showcasing the strength of their connection amidst life's trials and tribulations.