Director Sam Wood, 42, to marry 19-year-old actor

Artist turned director Sam Taylor-Wood has announced that she is engaged to Aaron Johnson, the star of her debut film 'Nowhere Boy', who happens to be 23 years her junior.

The 42-year-old Turner Prize-nominated artist and first time actor Johnson, 19, were pictured hand-in-hand on the red carpet at the premier of the John Lennon biopic.

"Sam and Aaron are engaged and very happy," a friend of the couple told reporters, while Taylor-Wood spoke enthusiastically to the Press Association about her new romance: "Everything's fantastic," she said.

The YBA split last year from her art dealer husband Jay Jopling who also did his part to improve relations between the generations when he stepped out with Lily Allen, a paltry 22 years his junior.

'Nowhere Boy', which recounts John Lennon's life pre-Beatles, brought the curtain down on the London Film Festival last night to rave reviews.

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