Kelsey Henson is a Canadian model, blogger, Instagram star and fitness influencer who is best known as the wife of Icelandic professional strongman and actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who portrayed the role of Gregor 'The Mountain' Clegane in the HBO series 'Game of Thrones' for five seasons. Six-foot-nine-inch Björnsson and five-foot-two-inch Kelsey, who often attend red carpet events together, instantly gain attention for the huge 19-inch difference in their heights. She is also an Instagram star with over 282K followers on the platform and often posts workout pictures with her husband. Prior to her rise to fame thanks to her well-known husband, she worked in the construction field in organizations such as Voice Construction OPCO ULC, Guthrie Mechanical Services Ltd., and Tervita Corporation. She also worked as a financial services representative at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and had a job as a waitress at Earls Kitchen + Bar in Fort McMurray, Alberta, where the couple first met. She holds several certifications including 'WHMIS Train the Trainer', 'Tervita Basic Fire Extinguisher Training', 'Principles of Health & Safety Management' and 'Basic Instructional Techniques'.
Rise to Stardom
Kelsey Henson began her career working as a financial services representative at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in April 2010. She left the job in October 2012 as she entered the University of Alberta, and began working as a server at Earls Kitchen + Bar in Fort McMurray, Alberta. In May 2014, she joined Voice Construction OPCO ULC as a Project Administrator and Junior Safety Advisor. After nearly a year, in April 2015, she began working as a Building Operator at Guthrie Mechanical Services Ltd. at Syncrude, Mildred Lake Village Camp in Fort McMurray, Alberta, which she did for six months.
She joined Tervita Corporation as a Field Services Administrator in October 2015 and continued to work in that capacity until December 2017. All this time, she continued to work as a waitress at Earls Kitchen + Bar, where she met her future husband, 'Game of Thrones' famed Hafþór Björnsson, in late 2017. By the end of the year, the two were dating, and she left her jobs to be with him. She has been in the news ever since, for accompanying the gigantic strongman-turned-actor to various events. The couple especially draws eyes due to their massive height gap.
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Family & Personal Life
Kelsey Morgan Henson was born on March 5, 1990 in Alberta, Canada. She entered the University of Alberta in 2012 to study Occupational Health & Safety and earned her certificate in 2014. Later in 2017, she earned two construction safety designations, National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) and Health & Safety Administrator (HSA), from Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA). She has a sister named Kathleen Henson who regularly makes appearances on her social media feed, just as her niece Nikyla does, with whom she spends a lot of time. Her sister is a professional photographer. Kelsey often volunteers as a dog walker at the SPCA of Fort McMurray.
Kelsey Henson first met Hafþór Björnsson at Earls Kitchen + Bar, where she worked as a waitress for over five years, in late 2017 when he was in Alberta, Canada for a strongman competition and visited the bar. They began dating in December 2017 and tied the knot a few months later on August 24, 2018 in Iceland, his home country. The news of their marriage was made public by the couple via their respective Instagram accounts on October 21, 2018. First Kelsey posted a picture from the wedding with the text, "Looking forward to pulling this big guy around for the rest of my life." Soon after, Björnsson shared another photo with the caption "It is with great pleasure that I now get to call Kelsey Morgan Henson my wife!" She has a step-daughter named Theresa Líf from his previous relationship with Thelma Björk Steimann. He also has a Pomeranian named Asterix, which he had adopted with his former girlfriend Andrea Sif Jónsdóttir. The dog has its own Instagram profile which is run by Björnsson.
Both Kelsey Henson and her husband are very active on social media, especially on Instagram, and often share pictures together, whether top-angle selfies to frame both, or images from red carpet events, or snaps wearing matching clothing. They also work out together at the gym and regularly share pictures from their workout sessions. She is also a tattoo lover like her husband, who has several tattoos related to Norse deities and the Viking culture.
She has a tattoo of Princess Leia from the 'Star Wars' series on her left biceps, a tattoo of a girl's face on her right arm, a tattoo of the rose inside a book with a flower pot and cup on her left thigh and several others on her shoulder and waist.