Henry Cavill says that despite being 13 years his girlfriend's senior, he couldn't contain his nerves when he first met college student Tara King.
"When I met my girlfriend, I was super intimidated. I wanted to impress her," the Batman v Superman star tells Elle magazine. "I was thinking, Don't mess this up, man."
The 32-year-old, who claimed he's "loyal to a fault," said he understands that his relationship with the 19-year-old might turn some heads – what he calls a "natural reaction."
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"People say age is just a number. It's actually real and true sign of someone's maturity," he explained to Elle. "But in this case, she's fantastic."
In fact, Cavill is quite used to the age gap: "When I was 19, I was going out with a 32-year-old."
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And, he added, the relationship was quite beneficial. He said the older lady taught him "things I can't mention in this article."
Cavill and King, who is enrolled at Bristol University, were first spotted together last October at a soccer match at Twickenham Stadium in London. The actor had previously been linked to mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano, and briefly dated Kaley Cuoco in 2013.
While Cavill has remained tight-lipped about his past relationships, he did outline his biggest dating deal breaker to Elle: finding a "Batman statuette" in a woman's apartment.