Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum Expecting a Baby

09/11/2010 at 12:00 PM ET

It’s shaping up to be a big year for newlyweds Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum!

The couple — married in January — have confirmed that they are expecting a baby.

“In response to a number of recent inquiries, Jamie Cullum and Sophie Dahl are delighted to confirm that Sophie is four months pregnant,” they said in a statement to the U.K.’s Telegraph newspaper. “There will be no further comment at this time.”

Baby-on-the-way will be the first for singer-songwriter Cullum, 31, and writer and former model Dahl, who will celebrate her 33rd birthday this week.

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Nancy.S on

I’m really happy for them – that’s great news!

You know whenever I see them together I just think they don’t look like a couple – maybe it’s the height difference? I don’t know – I’m sure they are a great couple – it’s just hard to think of them as husband and wife.

T on

I’m really happy for them but I’m sorry, this is the most awkward looking couple ever to me.

Diane M on

She looks like his mother.

ForeverMoore on

Wow, way to be hatin’ on the short guy…who really cares! Congrats to them…a baby is an amazing blessing.

fuzibuni on

yey! I love sophie and am happy for her.
I’m a tall chick too and have spent most of my life towering over most of the men around me. If I had followed the opinions of the general public and only dated men who were taller than me, I would have missed out on finding my true love. My fiance is a couple inches shorter than me, but he is the perfect man in my eyes. To me, an open heart is far more important than how tall a person is.

Kim on

Is he standing in a hole?

anya on

i love him – this is great news!

this is a very awkward/bad photo of the two of them. they look super cute together in candids and other pictures.🙂

M on

Happy for them and a weird couple indeed, but so is Sophie-Ellis Baxtor with Richard Jones, I think they look equally weird, so who cares anyway?
Congrats to the family!

Denise on

I’m embarrassed for the people who can’t get past something as benign as a height difference. Those of you who are divorced: Amazing that despite your husband being taller than you, you still didn’t live happily ever after.

izzie on

to those criticizing their height difference- i’m truly sorry that you’re all stuck in the sad, sad past..hello its 2010 and tall women are IN and short women are OUT.

Jacqui on

Izzie, Ha! Your comment is so ridiculous it’s funny. Height is not a fashion accessory. It’s never either “in” or “out” to be short or tall. Hilarious.

Mel on

Since when was being tall or short a “trend”? People can’t help how tall they are so to tall women who feel the need to talk about how short is out…give me a break. I’m a short girl and guys love it because I’m tiny and cute. If you’re tall, that’s wonderful but don’t hate on short girls calling us “out”.

Ellea on

actually short and tall can be a trend but, tall tends to be considered more attractive.

Brittany on

Get over his shortness. He’s an extremely talented musician, and I wish them the best🙂

Emily on

I really don’t think the earlier commenters were saying “They couldn’t possibly be a good couple because of the height difference”. However, in this SPECIFIC PHOTO, the height difference combined with their body language and his very blank expression, makes for an awkward-looking couple. I’ve never seen a candid photo of them together before but I’m sure they would look absolutely lovely together there when they’re not having to pose for the camera.

I’m sure most people here aren’t saying that a marriage with a short husband is doomed to failure. I think people are getting a bit carried away with taking offence here, and then slagging off either short or tall people as “in” or “out” just to make a point! It’s a bit sad really.

CelebBabyLover on

Jacqui- I agree. And as a short woman, I have to admit I was a bit offended by Izzie’s comment. Anyway, as for them looking odd together….some couples just look odd together. It doesn’t mean they aren’t loving couples!

My parents are the perfect example. My mom is very tall and my dad is on the shorter side. And when they got married, my dad also had a “baby face” (some people just do, even in adulthood, especially early adulthood). So even though he was in his mid-twenties, he looked like he was about 12. Therefore, needless to say, they look a bit odd together in their wedding potrait (even they admit it!). In fact, I’m sure some people even thought that my mom looked as though she could be my dad’s mother rather than his wife (and the funny thing is, my dad is actually a few years OLDER than my mom!).

All of that being said, I wish more people could have my parents’ attitude toward couples that look “odd” together. My parents don’t care a bit about the fact that my mom is taller than my dad (in fact, when my dad’s mother actually suggested that he wear platform shoes to their wedding, they basically told her “No way! This is who we are!” Obviously they didn’t use those exact words, but you get my point!).

It also doesn’t bother them in the slightest that they look somewhat “odd” together in their wedding portrait.🙂

CelebBabyLover on

I also want to say that I’m really hoping this IS just a bad picture. Because if it isn’t, than Sophie’s had WAY too much plastic surgery!🙂

Inge on

Well great for everyone who dates smaller guys but i would never.. i just would feel weird.. so everyone just do what they want. I really dont feel the urge to suddenly date a short guy because of the stories here.. lol. i will just wait till a tall guy comes along.. or a cute also fine with me;)

Sara on

Kim- you actually made me laugh out loud. Thanks.

Hea on

As a tall woman I have to admit I’d have a terribly hard time feeling comfortable with a short guy. I am not attracted to shorter guys but that’s ME. I bet Sophie and Jamie are very much in love and it doesn’t seem to matter to them. Congrats on the baby.

Alexandria on

Congratulations! Height is the last thing that matters, even if it is a big difference. My parents are the same way: my father is 6’2 and my mother is 4’9. She is constantly mistaken as his child (she is ten years younger) and looks like a teenager in their wedding photo – married at 26. Even though people think they make an odd looking couple, it’s easy to tell how much they love each other.

How much can all you others tell about their relationship from one unflattering photo? Nothing. So let’s all wish them congratulations and carry on🙂

Amy on

She’s a model, so not only is she already tall, but she’s likely in heels too. He’s not as tall as her – BFD.

She doesn’t look like she’s had plastic surgery. She looks EXACTLY the same every time I see a picture of her.

Wow, people can be so incredibly rude.

Jacqui on

CelebBabyLover, what plastic surgery do you think she’s had done?

Priscilla on

I don’t know who these people are, but congratulations to them just the same. Oh, and I think it’s very judgmental to criticize someone’s height. It’s not like he can do anything about it.

gdfg on

Izzie, as a short woman, I find your comment pretty offensive. There is nothing wrong with being a short woman and there is nothing “in” or “out” about being a tall woman.

gdfg on

She looks very much like her grandmother (who also had a “different” look to her face), so I doubt she’s had extensive plastic surgery.

jessicad on

I can’t believe someone said short is out, that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard, and I’m tall.

LisaS on

Wow! In this picture, she totally makes me think of Sophie from ‘The BFG’ (or maybe Matilda). I never saw the likeness before and would never have made the connection when I first heard about Roald Dahl’s granddaughter, but now I can totally see her as the inspiration for that other Sophie.

Anyway, congrats on the new baby and wish them all the best.

CelebBabyLover on

gdfg- You’re probably right.

Jacqui- Until I saw gdfg’s comment, I thought maybe Sophie had had a face lift or two, some work done, or maybe some botox injections. I think the make-up is part of what threw me. I don’t wear ANY make-up. My mother doesn’t either, and most of the other women I know wear minimal make-up, if they wear any at all (and some are probably just really good at making it look as though they aren’t wearing make-up even though they are!).

So seeing someone with as much make-up as Sophie is wearing just looks weird to me. Not saying it’s wrong, just that for me (notice I used the words FOR ME. In otherwords, this is just MY opinion, and my opinion only!) seeing someone in that much make-up is a little weird.

CelebBabyLover on

LisaS- Wow, Sophie is Roald Dahl’s granddaughter? He was one of my favorite authors when I was a kid (heck, I’ve got to admit that I STILL enjoy his books!)! Also, this means that Sophie is sort of a celebrity baby in her own right (at any rate, she certainly qualifes as a celebrity grandchild!).🙂

Buddy on

Yay! Lovely news. Whenever I read interviews with them they always seem so down to earth.

Kate on

Mae West once asked a man his height and he said 6’7 she said enough about the six feet lets talk about the seven inches. I am a tall woman and my husband is shorter then me, and all I will say is that he is big where it counts. LOL. So if you have issue with a man being shorter then you its your confidence issue not theirs.

Emma on

Congrats to Sophie and Jamie. Especially nice news in light of the recent loss of her grandmother, Patricia Neal.

Hea on

Kate – For me, personally, it’s not about confidence. I’m simply not attracted to shorter guys. I’m 5’8 which isn’t *that* tall but the guys I’ve been with have been 6’0 or taller.

Traci on

I wish some people would stop making rude comments about their height difference. They obiviously don’t have a problem with it, why should anyone else? It’s about love not height. I’m a tall woman. I have no problem dating men shorter than me. It’s so hard to find a decent man nowadays. Why limit yourself?

minnie on

This is awkward photo of them, they had been going out for ages and not told “the public” and this photo was taken around the time they were still trying to hide it but basically everyone knew. There is in fact only around seven inches between them, shes 5’11 and hes 5’4 or 5’3 depending on the newspaper. Like another poster said, she also wears heels which makes her even taller.

And yes, she is the very Sophie, lead character in the BFG, Roald Dahl’s grand-daughter. She even went on Blue Peter!

gdfg on

“There is in fact only around seven inches between them, shes 5’11 and hes 5’4 or 5’3 . . . ”

ONLY seven inches? Sorry, I don’t think height matters, but really 7 inches is a lot!

Lauren on

They are not the most awkward looking couple-that honor goes to Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars, mostly because of Thomas. He’s always got his hands in his pockets is giving the camera this really blank, weird stare, to the point that I actually feel uncomfortable looking at pictures of the two of them. Maybe that’s the point?

Someone’s height constituting whether they are “in” or “out” and make-up being grounds for accusations of plastic surgery. You learn something new every day on these threads…

L on

Blah to all of you superficial people. This is why young girls have eating disorders, people become cosmetic surgery addicts, and why people will never be happy with what they have or who they are.

minnie on

I didnt think seven was that bad!!

I mean if you google jamie it’s made out like hes some sort of dwarf, not that there is anything wrong with being a dwarf, but hes not, just a bit short but still over five foot. Its not like he’d fit in her handbag is all I was trying to say.

cc on

why are you people so critical of others? Have you ever heard of “people who live in glass houses should not throw stones”. Jealous jealous jealous.

LisaS on

@CelebBabyLover: Yes, she is Roald Dahl’s grand-daughter, unless there’s another Sophie Dahl running around that I’m not aware of. I always thought ‘The BFG’ had been published long before I was born but when I heard about her, I realized it couldn’t have been in print all that long because Sophie is only a few years older than me–she must have been just a child when it was written though because my teacher read that to us when I was in the second grade.

CelebBabyLover on

Lauren- Geesh! I never said that her make-up is the reason I initally assumed she had plastic surgery. I just said that perhaps it was the amount of make-up she’s wearing that made it look to me like she’d had plastic surgery. Although maybe I wasn’t very clear about that, and I apologize.

215girl on

Why do people have to be “rude” if they are just giving their opinion? My opinion is they look weird and I am not attracted to short men does that make me rude? No thats my preference and everyone has one.

CelebBabyLover on

215girl- Well, think of it this way. If someone said you looked weird, you’d probably think it was rude, wouldn’t you?

Evilbaga on

Hes probably wearing lifts in that pic, and she is wearing flats.

The difference looks like 4 inches, 5 max. No way is it 7 in that pic.

John Arthur on

Congratulations to them! They are a lovely couple who love and care about each other and that’s all that really matters, not their difference in height. I find it sad and pathetic that a lot of people can’t accept them as a couple, meanwhile the divorce rate continues to climb. Good on Sophie and Jamie for ignoring the stupidity and ignorance that is Hollywood. The tall man/short woman couple is so tedious and typical of America.

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