Sam Taylor-Johnson defends marriage

Sam Taylor-Johnson insists the 23-year age-gap between her and husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson isn't an issue and tells their critics to "f**k off."

Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Sam Taylor-Johnson has blasted critics of her marriage to Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

The 47-year-old filmmaker - who has daughters Wylda, four, and Romy, two, with the 24-year-old actor - tells people who judge their relationship to "f**k off" and insists the 23-year age-gap between them isn't an issue.

Asked how she responds to negative comments about their relationship, the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' director, who also has daughters Angelica, 17, and Jessie, nine, with ex-husband Jay Jopling, told the March issue of Red magazine: "Tell them to f**k off!

"If you love someone, you love someone. It doesn't matter; age, colour, c'mon!"

The couple got married in June 2012 after meeting on the set of the John Lennon biopic 'Nowhere Boy' when Aaron was 19.

The 'Kick-Ass' actor previously claimed he often forgets his wife is older than him because she has a "young, beautiful soul."

During an interview last year, he said: "It doesn't seem like it. She's such a young, beautiful soul that you wouldn't even know."

He also credited Sam for helping him to enjoy his life away from work.

He said: "My life just totally flipped over. It went from a really bad place to, you know... Everything in my life before them was an escape. I went from one job to the next, film after film, just trying to escape."

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