EastEnders actress Tamzin Outhwaite, 49, defends her relationship with younger boyfriend Tom Child, 28
Tamzin Outhwaite has defended the age gap between herself and boyfriend Tom Child, who is 21 years her junior. The former EastEnders star, 49, has been dating actor Tom, 28, for two years, and admitted the only opinions she is interested in about her relationship, are those of her two daughters, Florence, 11, and Marnie, seven. Luckily, Tamzin's children are huge fans of their mum's boyfriend. "I tell you what it is, when you get to this age, you stop caring what people think," she told ITV's Lorraine on Thursday. "I think that’s a really important place to get to, because now the only opinions that matter are my two girls and if they adore him, which they do… that’s all I need."Speaking to host Lorraine Kelly, who admitted she has met "lovely" Tom before, Tamzin added about their romance: "It does work. It’s about energy and about connection, I think. It doesn’t matter how much you fight it - there’s 20 years between us. He just must never shave the beard off because that would be horrific for me!"Tamzin Outhwaite is thrilled her boyfriend Tom Child has bonded with her daughtersREAD: Tamzin Outhwaite shares post about being 'brutally broken' ahead of ex's weddingTamzin certainly appears to have moved on from her marriage to former co-star Tom Ellis, whom she shares her two daughters with. The former couple were married for eight years before divorcing in 2014 after Tom admitted committing adultery. He has since remarried, tying the knot with screenwriter Meaghan Oppenheimer in June 2019.Tamzin Outhwaite and Tom Child have been dating for two yearsMORE: Lucifer star Tom Ellis makes first red carpet appearance with new wifeShortly after he shared the first photo from his woodland ceremony, Tamzin shared a picture of a poignant quote from Yves Saint-Laurent with her followers. "The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves," the message read. In the caption, the mum-of-two tagged her boyfriend and wrote in the caption: "Goodnight my friends." She also added: "There is nothing cryptic about this post or any other."Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out on Tuesday evening to attend a special viewing of the award-winning show Dear Evan Hansen at the Noel Coward Theatre in central London, which was raising money for their Royal Foundation. There were plenty of photographs of the pair arriving at the venue, but one picture in particular stood out, capturing a sweet moment between the royal couple. In the image, William is seen putting his arm around his wife as they make their way up the steps of the theatre. The Duke and Duchess don't tend to show public displays of affection, making it all the more special. It's been a busy week for the Cambridges, who have been carrying out a number of public engagements – much to the delight of royal fans. VIDEO: Prince William and Kate arriving at the theatrePrince William put his arm around Kate Middleton as they made their way to the theatreFollowing on from their theatre trip on Tuesday, they undertook separate work duties on Wednesday. Kate started off her day at a SportsAid event at the London Stadium, where she impressed onlookers with her athletic abilities by sprinting off the starting blocks. The royal was joined by Olympic star Jessica Ennis-Hill, and was dressed in athleisure wear, including a pair of trainers from Marks & Spencer. Following on from her sporty morning, the mother-of-three held an Early Years meeting in the afternoon at Kensington Palace.MORE: David Beckham praises Prince Harry's parenting in sweet interviewThe royal couple and their children have returned to London after the half-term holidaysWilliam, meanwhile, paid a visit on Wednesday to The Beacon Project in Mansfield. The 37-year-old met service-users at the centre, which gives support to the homeless and vulnerable. While there, the royal vowed to help a rough sleeper after hearing that his friend accidentally lost his false leg.Prince William and Kate will be going to Ireland for their royal tour in MarchThe Cambridges returned to London at the beginning of the week for the new school term, having spent half-term in their beloved country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk. While visiting Wales for a Six Nations rugby match on Saturday, William revealed that the children and Kate had spent the week lambing in Norfolk. Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis had a great time, with William telling a primary school teacher during an event before the match: "We've been lambing with the children this week. Charlotte wasn't sure at first but George was straight in there. Louis loves the tractors. They love seeing the lambs and feeding the lambs."READ: Incredible fact about Prince Charles and Camilla's tour revealedRoyal fans can expect to see a lot more of the Cambridges in the next week, as they will be in Ireland from Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 March for a three-day tour of the country. The couple will spend time in Dublin, County Meath, County Kildare and Galway during their trip, with a programme that "will take in Ireland's rich culture, its impactful community and spectacular scenery". The statement from Kensington Palace adds: "Following Her Majesty the Queen's historic visit in 2011, the visit will also focus on the relationship between the two countries and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation."Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.
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Cyclist who hit yoga teacher who stepped into the road while staring at her phone handed £60k court bill
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