Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 33, addresses 23-year age gap with wife Sam: ‘Nothing to hide’
Aaron Taylor-Johnson has recently discussed his widely-discussed relationship with his wife, director Sam Taylor-Johnson. The talented actor, known for his role in “Kick-Ass,” tied the knot with Sam when he was 22 years old and she was 45 in 2012. In an interview with Esquire, the 33-year-old actor provided a rare glimpse into their marriage, stating, “I’ve probably shared more about my kids and Sam with you than anyone else.” He emphasized that he has nothing to hide and feels secure in their relationship. However, he also mentioned that there are certain aspects he prefers to keep private, such as their significant age difference of 23 years.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson opened up about his much-discussed relationship with his wife and director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, in a revealing interview with Esquire. The “Kick-Ass” actor offered a unique perspective on their marriage, shedding light on their connection. Aaron first met Sam, who is 56 years old, on the set of “Nowhere Boy” in 2009, which marked her directorial debut. At the time, he was just 18 years old, and she was 42, which sparked controversy and garnered significant media attention. However, Aaron emphasized that their initial connection was not solely based on their professional collaboration. He shared, “I met Sam as an actor and director. I think we work incredibly well together. But that’s not why I fell in love with her.” The couple now has two children together, Wylda, 13, and Romy, 11. Aaron also acts as a stepfather to Sam’s daughters, Angelica, 25, and Jessie, 15, from her previous marriage to Jay Jopling.
Reflecting on his life with Sam and their children, Aaron expressed his enjoyment of the everyday aspects of fatherhood. He finds fulfillment in the simple routines of getting his kids ready in the mornings, taking them to school and activities, and being actively involved in their lives. These ordinary moments bring him a deep sense of fulfillment. Aaron revealed that his desire to have a large family and be a young father was something he had envisioned from a young age. “I always knew I wanted a big family. I knew I would become a father at a young age. I knew I would have many children,” he shared.
Throughout their relationship, Aaron and Sam have faced negativity and criticism. In an interview with The Telegraph in August 2019, Aaron acknowledged the challenges they have encountered. However, despite the hurdles, their love and commitment have remained steadfast. To commemorate Sam’s 50th birthday in 2017, Aaron got a tattoo of her name alongside a hummingbird on his chest. Sam reciprocated the gesture by tattooing her husband’s name on her collarbone in June 2021, showcasing their deep bond and dedication to each other.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson has opened up about his much-talked about relationship with his wife, director Sam Taylor-Johnson.
The “Kick-Ass” star, who was 22 when he tied the knot with then-45-year-old Sam in 2012, gave a rare insight into his marriage in an interview with Esquire.
“I’ve probably talked to you more about my kids and Sam than I have with anybody,” the “James Bond” hopeful, 33, said in the interview, shutting down further questions about his marriage. “I’ve got really nothing to hide, and I’m secure in what we have.”
“But I’m not going to unlock things that are actually precious to me,” he added, referring to his and Sam’s 23-year age gap.
Aaron met the British director, 56, on the set of the 2009 drama “Nowhere Boy” — Sam’s directorial debut.
The “Bullet Train” actor, who landed the leading role as teenage John Lennon in the drama, began dating Sam when he was 18 and she was 42 — prompting major backlash and media coverage.
“I met Sam as actor and director. I think we’re really great at collaborating,” he shared. “But that’s not why I fell in love with her.”
The couple went on to welcome two kids together: Wylda, 13 and Romy, 11.
Aaron is also stepfather to Sam’s daughters Angelica, 25, and Jessie, 15, whom she shares with ex-husband Jay Jopling.
Reflecting on life with Sam and their children, Aaron said he enjoys the day-to-day aspects of fatherhood.
“I enjoy the normality of things, the everyday stuff,” he told the outlet. “Getting my kids ready in the mornings, taking them to school and activities … That feeds my soul.”
Opening up about his own childhood, Aaron said he envisioned being a family man at a young age.
“[I knew] I was going to have a big family. I knew I was going to be a young father. I knew I was going to have many kids,” he shared.
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The duo’s marriage has been met with “negativity” over the years, the “Kraven the Hunter” star told The Telegraph in August 2019.
When Sam celebrated her 50th birthday in 2017, Aaron got the actress’ name tattooed on his chest alongside a hummingbird.
The British star, for her part, inked her husband’s name on her collarbone in June 2021.