If you are the strongest man in your country for more than ten years, then you deserve all the accolades that come your way. It is easy to say, well, he has a great body. But, there is also the issue of maintaining that body and this is what this Icelandic strongman, actor has done over the years. In this article, we will look at the life of Hafthor Bjornsson. Do you remember The Mountain, Cersei’s bodyguard in the award-winning Games of Thrones? Yeah, that’s Bjornsson. Who is Hafthor Bjornsson wife? One of the many questions asked by fans.
Some other questions we will be addressing are: How did they meet? How are they causing a buzz on social media? All of these are what we will be examining in this article. It sets up nicely for a great read.
Quick Facts About Hafthor Bjornsson
Who is Hafthor Bjornsson?
Born as Hafthor Julius Bjornsson in Reykjavik, Iceland on November 26, 1988, is one of the greatest strongman in history. He is fondly remembered for his role as Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane in the HBO series Game of Thrones, where he starred for five seasons. Not only is he an actor, but he is also a former professional basketball player. The only reason he didn’t continue was because of his constant niggling injuries on his ankle. Bjornsson is credited to being the first person to have won the Arnold Strongman Classic, World’s Strongest Man, and Europe’s Strongest Man in the same calendar year. It is a massive achievement.
The Early Years of Hafthor Bjornsson
Hafthor Bjornsson comes from a family of giants. His father, Bjorn, stands at 203cm (6ft 8 in). His mother, Ragnheidur too, has a very distinct height. Hafthor’s grandfather Reynir stood at 207cm, one centimeter taller than Hafthor. So, he didn’t just get the big height out of the blues, his family members were really tall. There isn’t too much about Hafthor’s background, only that he worked on his family’s farm when he was younger.
Who is Hafthor Bjornsson Wife?
What became a source of discussion on social media is the difference in height between Hafthor and his beautiful wife, Kelsey Henson. Anyways, Kelsey Henson is a Canadian born on March 5, 1990, in Alberta, Canada. She is a graduate of Occupational Health and Safety from the University of Alberta in Canada. After her graduation, she worked as a waitress and also as a construction safety officer. It was while she was a waitress that she met Hafthor Bjornsson.
How did Hafthor and Kelsey Henson Meet?
Just after one of his many Strongman competitions, Hafthor visited a restaurant, which was, fortunately, the place Kelsey worked. This happened in 2017. As any random fan would do when they recognise a character from their favourite TV show, Kelsey asked for a picture after recognising him as The Mountain. They took the picture together, but it was the start of something good for the couple. Since that meeting in September 2017, the pair have stuck to each other. Kelsey wouldn’t have believed it that the restaurant, Earis Kitchen and Bar where she worked was going to be where she will find love.
Even though there is a great disparity in size, Bjornsson is 6’9″ and weighs an incredible 200kg, while Kelsey is only 5’2 inches and weighs 53kg. However, this didn’t stop them from love. Their height and weight differences gave way to several comments on their IG pages, but who cares when two love birds are totally into each other?
Hafthor Bjornsson Wife Quits Her Job
After meeting Hafthor Bjornsson, Kelsey decided to quit her job. She followed Hafthor into bodybuilding. Today, she has added a considerable amount of weight to her frail-looking stature. Going through her Instagram account, she has amassed a large fan base because of the fitness tips she gives on a regular basis. She is considered one of the best fitness experts out there.
Kelsey Henson Became Hafthor Bjornsson Wife in 2018
After dating for some months, the lovers announced that they had walked down the aisle. They revealed this via Instagram photos they both uploaded on their pages on October 20, 2018. However, they married on August 24, 2018. Kelsey added this caption alongside her photo:
“Thank you for all of the adventures, the ups and downs, learning experiences and curves. Thank you for pushing me and motivating me to be my best. Grateful for showing me the meaning of true love and all it encapsulates. I’m so excited to see what the future holds for us! Time truly does fly when your having fun!”
The Couple Own a Gym
The reigning Arnold Strongman Classic champion currently runs a gym they call Thor’s Power Gym. Today, Hafthor Bjornsson wife has built a reputation of being a fitness expert. With almost 500k followers, it is safe to say that Kelsey’s fitness content is key to the rise in her followership.
Hafthor Bjornsson and His Wife Have a Child
Two years after cementing their marriage status, Hafthor and Kelsey announced that they’d welcome a baby boy on September 26, 2020. The couple is yet to share the name of the baby after they promised. Meanwhile, this would be Hafthor’s second child. He has a daughter, Theresa Lif, when he was in his former relationship with Thelma Stiemann.
Not many would have imagined that Hafthor Bjornsson would end up with Kelsey Henson. Well, because Henson was only a waitress who happened to meet with one of her favourite characters on HBO’s widely acclaimed TV show, Game of Thrones. But the meeting blossomed into a friendship which subsequently blossomed into a relationship.