Jamie Cullum has revealed he has been ‘gently teased’ about being short his ‘whole life’ and it became worse after marrying his wife Sophie Dahl.
The jazz singer, 39, stands at 5’4 while his model other half, 41, who is the granddaughter of Roald Dahl, is a statuesque 5’11.
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Interview: Jamie Cullum has revealed he has been teased about being short his ‘whole life’ and it became worse after marrying his wife Sophie Dahl
Jamie and Sophie married in a private ceremony in Hampshire in January 2010 and now reside in Buckinghamshire.
Describing his other half, he said: ‘She’s a very honest, open person and she’s taught me to be more honest and open myself, just by being around her.’
Being in the public eye, Jamie was asked how he feels about others commenting on his relationship with Sophie.
He said: ‘It’s a strange experience. Anyone can look at someone they don’t know and give their views about them, and you just have to accept that’s part of life.
Difference: The jazz singer, 39, stands at 5’4 while his model other half, 41, who is the granddaughter of Roald Dahl, is a statuesque 5’11.
Jamie previously spoke about his romance with Sophie, sharing on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs in 2012 that he didn’t think for one second that she would be ‘interested in him’.
The singer revealed that the two met when he accompanied her on piano at a charity event where she was singing.
He said: ‘I didn’t entertain for one second that she would be interested in me. I assumed that everyone who met her would fall in love with her so I didn’t necessarily think it would be my place, so I played it pretty cool.
Jamie said: ‘Obviously I am short. It is something I’ve been gently teased about my whole life, particularly when I married a taller woman’
‘She was living in New York and she had a boyfriend. Six to eight months later she moved back to England and obviously it became more after that.’
Jamie also spoke about their height difference, joking: ‘Most people think I am about 12 years old. I always looked really young.
‘When I was at school there was an announcement at assembly that said, “Girls in the later classes must not pick up Jamie Cullum and carry him around”.
‘I remember at break time being plucked and picked up – I quite liked it.’
Wedded bliss: Jamie and Sophie married in a private ceremony in Hampshire in January 2010 and now reside in Buckinghamshire