Young film star Aaron Johnson and divorced director Sam Taylor-Wood yesterday announced they are expecting their first child. The couple, who met when Sam, 42, cast Aaron, 19, as John Lennon in her feature film Nowhere Boy, have been engaged since October.
A spokesman for the pair said: "We can confirm that Sam is pregnant with her and Aaron's first child. Both are very, very happy."
Artist-turned-director Sam has daughters Angelica, 12, and Jessie, three, from her 11-year marriage to Jay Jopling, which ended in 2008. Art dealer Jay, 46, has been linked with Lily Allen, 24. Aaron was a child actor who has appeared in Casualty and Britflick Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.
When Sam, who once filmed David Beckham asleep for a video artwork, was asked about the 23-year age gap, she said: "I don't listen to others' opinions. I follow my heart and my instincts."