Baby girl for director Taylor-Wood

Baby girl for director Taylor-Wood

Artist turned film-maker Sam Taylor-Wood has had a baby girl with her 20-year-old fiance Aaron Johnson.

The 43-year-old director of 'Nowhere Boy' gave birth to Wylda Rae in London yesterday and she and 'Kick-Ass' star Johnson confirmed the news in a "happy announcement" today.

A statement issued on the couple's behalf said: "Sam Taylor-Wood and Aaron Johnson are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Wylda Rae, who was born yesterday, July 7, in London."

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Love blossomed for the couple on the set of Taylor-Wood's movie Nowhere Boy, when Johnson played John Lennon in his early years.

The acclaimed biopic was Taylor-Wood's first foray into directing a feature-length film.

The pair announced their engagement on the night of the film's premiere in October last year and in January they confirmed they were expecting their first child together.

Taylor-Wood already has two daughters with her ex-husband, art dealer Jay Jopling.

Despite the 23-year age gap, the couple have said their friends and family are "really supportive" of their relationship.

Taylor-Wood, who has battled cancer twice, said previously: "(They have reacted) really positively. They know how intensely we feel."

Johnson has described himself as "a very lucky man" after landing a breakthrough film role as well as a wife-to-be.

He said previously: "(My friends and family have been) really lovely and supportive."

Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Johnson's co-star in the movie 'Kick-Ass', posted on the website twitter: "Aaron Johnson's baby was born!! So exciting!"

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