oh my days, i am so sorry but i have literally JUST seen this question and you sent it to me three days ago.
the photo was very recent when i posted it. it was from wednesday night, i posted it on instagram like an hour after the incident happened. his hair was tied back. you can’t tell on the photo but i saw it.
basically, what happened was that i picked up my mother from the airport and literally two minutes after i arrived, aidan just walked out of the arrivals. he was picked up by a driver who was stood right in front of me. he told the driver was gonna be outside and walked right past me. i was totally gobsmacked so i just walked outside and there he was. by the time i got over the initial shock that it was him he was joined by someone else and about to leave so i just went, “aidan? could i have a photo please?” and he said yes. so the fella who was with him offered to take the photo. so that happened and i said “thank you” and aidan said “pleasure.” and smiled (gorgeous smile, by the way) and left.
i should probably say that i only know aidan from ‘desperate romantics’ and i got a lot of notes on here and likes and comments on insta and i LOVE it so thanks to everyone who willingly looked at my ugly mug.
also funny story. the fella who took the photo? i am about 90% certain it was dean o’gorman. i have not seen ‘the hobbit’ so i really don’t know for sure but i saw a few photos of dean/was enlightened by two of my friends and if it wasn’t him it was someone looking damn similar.
so yeah, this is how i randomly met aidan turner (and maybe possibly sort of dean o’gorman).
Thank you Pam for getting back to me, it’s much appreciated Great story on how you met Aidan - and possible Dean. So happy for you but also very envious. I guess I’ll have to start hanging out in airports. Thanks again for getting back to me and giving us all this lovely new info about Aidan.