Tina Fey Scar = Short Husband ?
This site is about celebrity heights. So why am I writing a post about Tina Fey’s scar? Read on till the end of the post to find out. I have been a fan of Tina Fey since her SNL days. I noticed Tina’s scar in a picture and wondered how she got it. Apparently, thousands of people search for the same thing and until recently they didn’t have an answer. Tina Fey refused to answer questions about the scar and just said that it happened during her childhood. This led to many theories none of which were confirmed by her. Her silence on the matter suggested that it must have been a very traumatic event.
In 2008, Tina Fey finally decided to reveal the secret behind her scar to People magazine. When Tina was five years old, she was sitting in the front yard of her home when a stranger walked up to her and with no warning violently cut her cheek. She didn’t even realize that she had been cut and her initial reaction was that somebody had marked her face with a pen. How did Tina Fey deal with such a traumatic event? Her strategy was to not let this event take over her life. She tried to go on with her life as if this event had not taken place. Having a scar on your face would be traumatic for anybody at any age but one can’t imagine how traumatic it would have been for a young girl. According to her People magazine interview she was able to forget about it until she got in front of the camera. Some people do not even notice the scar when watching her on TV as most of her scenes are shot from the right scar free side. It is quite possible that she chose to get involved with comedy as a way to deal with the traumatic memories of the event.
Now that I have explained the back-story behind Tina Fey’s scar, you must be wondering about the title of the post: “Tina Fey Scar = Short Husband?” This site has a database of celebrity heights. Tina Fey is 5 feet 4 inches tall. I was looking through pictures on Google Images to confirm this height by comparing her height in pictures with the heights of other celebrities. While doing this I came across a picture of her with her husband, Jeff Richmond. In doing so I found out that her husband is much shorter than her. He is 5 feet tall, 4 inches shorter than Tina. Women in general have a very strong preference for somebody who is much taller than them. ABC 20/20 did a show on how strong this preference is by having a line up of short and tall men. Then women were asked to choose men from the line up. All of them chose the tall men. Then they were told that the 5 foot 3 inch male was a doctor and a best selling author. This didn’t make them change their mind. They were informed that the 5 feet tall man in the line up was a millionaire but this still didn’t change the mind of the women either. Finally, the reporter asked the women what could possibly make them pick the 5 feet tall guy. One woman replied that maybe if the other four men in the line up were murderers. You can read a full transcript of the show here. A video clip from the show is posted at the end of this post.
Keeping in mind this strong preference for men who are taller, I wondered why Tina Fey married a guy who is 5 feet tall. One simple answer is that Tina Fey is not a shallow person and that she liked her husband’s personality so much that she was able to overcome the instinct women have of choosing males that are taller than them. Did Tina Fey date taller men but rejected them because she found her husband to be the best option for her? In an interview, she told David Letterman that she was a virgin till age 24. At 24 she lost her virginity to her future husband, they had a 7 year relationship and then got married. This suggests that she has only been romantically associated with one man.
Now it is time for some “speculation”. Tina Fey jokingly told Letterman that she wasn’t a virgin by choice and that she “couldn’t give it away”. I find that hard to believe. She is a very attractive woman now. In the past she didn’t have that Hollywood shine on her but still she was an above average looking woman who would have had no problem “giving it away”. Maybe, Tina Fey had intimacy issues growing up as a teenager because she had been attacked by a man when only 5 years old. Maybe, she found it extremely difficult to trust men or to get close to them because that fear of a total stranger hurting her was so bad that being hurt by somebody close to her would be too much to take. Women are attracted to tall men because they feel “secure” and “protected”. However, in Tina’s case this association between a tall man and feeling secure wouldn’t exist because a man who would have been much taller than the 5 year old Tina attacked her out of nowhere for no apparent reason. Maybe this event resulted in her viewing tall men as unattractive and threatening. At 24 she met her husband, who is 5 feet tall which makes him 4 inches shorter than her. At a subconscious level, this man is not threatening and overbearing like the man who had attacked her when she was sitting on her front porch. She is able to trust him and without even going out with anybody else, she marries him 7 years later. Women in the 20/20 program mentioned earlier were not ready to pick the 5 foot tall man even if he was a millionaire and they would only consider giving him a chance if all the other taller men were murderers. Tina Fey picking a 5 foot tall husband might suggest that she views those other taller men as potentially dangerous at a subconscious level. Finally, you have the answer to why this post is titled: “Tina Fey Scar = Short Husband ?” Crazy speculation? Plausible? You decide! You can leave comments using the form at the bottom. You will have to enter the text in the image. This prevents automated software from spamming the comments section.
Video Clip from the ABC 20/20 show mentioned in the post:
Video Clip of Tina Fey talking about her being a 24 year old virgin on the David Letterman show: