EastEnders star Tamzin Outhwaite, 48, said she isn’t bothered about what people think about her relationship with 28-year-old Tom.
The actress found love with Tom, a documentary maker, following her divorce from Tom Ellis, 40, in 2014.
In a candid interview with OK! Magazine, she said people used to make jokes about their age gap, but insisted it’s never bothered them.
She said: “The age gap bothers other people but not us!
I’m very much the kid in our relationship
“I did initially question whether a 20-year age difference would work but we couldn’t stay away from each other.
“At first we heard lots of jokes about our ages but now people see how happy we are, all that has stopped.
“Also I’m very much the kid in our relationship.”
Tamzin first met Tom in 2016 before making their romance official in 2017.
The pair took their relationship to the next level recently when he moved into her family home.
The actress shares daughters Florence, 11, and seven-year-old Marnie with her ex-husband.
Tamzin Outhwaite partner: EastEnders’ Mel Owen spoke out about her boyfriend Tom Child (Image: