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Sam Taylor-Wood Has Learned To Accept Criticism

British artist/director Sam Taylor-Wood and fiance Aaron Johnson have received criticism for their 24-year-age gap, with the former taking the brunt of it, being the elder of the two. The director, currently in her third-trimester with the couples' first child together, has revealed that she is surprised at the backlash reports, saying,

I'm in love, I'm blissfully content and I'm pregnant. We're in a loving relationship. We're engaged. Everyone who matters is happy. Exactly which bit of that do I have to defend or apologise for?... (I) try not to read any comments written about me. In the past I'd be left thinking, 'This person has never met me. How can they say this?' It's a horrible feeling when someone who doesn't know you is taking it upon themselves to judge you."

She also shared her thoughts a lasting relationship, adding, "Age isn't the key issue in relationships... You just go with your heart. This, if anything, is what I find frustrating, the having to think of ways for people to accept our situation. You try and try and eventually you just think, 'Oh f**k it.'"

Taylor-Wood is already mom to Angelica, 13, and Jessie, 3, with ex-husband Jay Jopling.

 

Sam Taylor-Wood & Aaron Johnson’s Date Night

Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson, 19, and pregnant fiance, director/artist Sam Taylor-Wood, 43, were spotted last night (May 11) heading out of a party in London, UK.

The couple have recently been under the media microscope for criticism of their May/December romance. In an interview with Harpar's Bazaar, Taylor-Wood revealed that the 24-year age gap doesn't bother her in the slightest,

The amount of men I know with the same age gap that we have — how come no one says anything about that? It's totally sexist. I try to ignore it. In my life, I've never really listened to when people start forming opinions on how you should be doing things."

This will be the first child for Johnson, while Taylor-Wood has two daughters from her previous marriage, Angelica, 13, and Jessie, 3,

 

Sam Taylor-Wood Opens Up About Media Scrutiny

British artist/director Sam Taylor-Wood has been causing a media frenzy since her engagement to 19-year-old Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson has become public knowledge. The controversial couple, who are expecting a baby this summer have a 24-year-age gap, and though the two seem to have found happiness with each other, the age gap seems to be too difficult for the media to get past.

The mom-of-two has had her fair share of obstacles in life; beating cancer twice before age 35 and a divorce from husband of 11-years and father to Angelica, 13, and Jessie, 3, Jay Jopling. In an interview with Harper's Bazaar Taylor-Wood opens up about the controversy behind her relationship with Johnson, and how she has found happiness again.

On telling 13-year-old Angelica about her relationship: When I first told [Angelica] about Aaron, she said, 'Well, that's so much better than some random fat bloke coming into our lives.' I was like, 'Why would I be with a random fat bloke?' She's excited about the baby. It's all been remarkably cool and easy.

On the media attention the couple receive due to age difference: The amount of men I know with the same age gap that we have — how come no one says anything about that? It's totally sexist. I try to ignore it. In my life, I've never really listened to when people start forming opinions on how you should be doing things.

On Johnson's proposal: [It was] a complete surprise. He had been planning a lot longer than I had imagined. So it was incredibly romantic.

On fighting cancer when Angelica was only 8-months-old: I took on cancer like I take on everything — like a mission and a job to accomplish. I'd look at Angelica and say, 'There's no option here. I've got to fight through it.'

View the full interview on Harper's Bazaar