Standing next to their love story. Aaron Taylor Johnson And Sam Taylor Johnson have defended their relationship — and their age difference — over the years.
The pair originally met when Aaron auditioned for Sam’s directional debut, Nowhere Boy. According to the England native, her current husband didn’t have much availability due to his Kick ass filming schedule, so he auditioned at her house.
“It was so awkward,” Sam, who was going through a divorce with Jay Jopling at the time, recalled in a 2017 interview with The Sunday Times UK. “In the end, I was like, ‘OK, he’ll have to come to my house. I opened my door to John Lennon. I immediately knew it was him.
The director noted that she shared a “connection” with Aaron as they worked on the project together, saying, “He was very intense and absolutely determined. [about us dating].”
In 2009, the couple announced they were engaged and expanded their family with two daughters. (Sam, for her part, was already a mom of two with Jopling.)
“I knew right away that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with this person,” he added. Anna Karenina star said The British Telegraph in 2017. “I knew I wanted a family with her, I knew I wanted kids, and a month later she was pregnant with our first child.”
Shortly after their nuptials in 2012, Aaron and Sam changed their last names to the joint Taylor-Johnson variant. The Marvel star said it’s important to him to see his new moniker in the credits of his upcoming films.
“I actually wanted it on Savages too, but they told me the posters were already out. Then they said, ‘Look, we’ve hired Aaron Johnson,’ he explained to The Guardian in 2015, adding that he had struggled to see change with other projects. “I said, ‘I want this to change! It is important.’ It was wonderful. It was right.
Over the years, Aaron and Sam have clapped back at criticism over their 10-year age gap. In 2017, the Godzilla The actor slammed the “intrusive” response when he and Sam first went public with their relationship.
“But having to deal with that early in my career probably got me to a place where I can more quickly say, ‘Oh shit’ instead of wanting to rip someone’s head off for asking questions that I don’t like,” he shared during an interview with New York magazine.
The photographer, meanwhile, praised the bond she forged with Aaron. “I literally found my soul mate,” she detailed in 2017. “I feel so blessed: every day I wake up happy. We spend every minute of the day together.
Sam continued: “My friends call him Benjamin Button because he has – on the outside – such youth, and on the inside he is so wise and collected. He doesn’t like parties. He enjoys being at home and cooking for the family. He likes to walk the dogs. He loves his chickens — he collects the eggs and makes breakfast for everyone. He’s an incredible man.”
THE Solos The executive producer said she wasn’t bothered by the age difference between her and Aaron due to their long relationship.
“We’ve been together for over a decade now, so I feel like it’s less of a conversation for people,” she said. The daily beast in 2019. “It doesn’t worry me, and it’s not something that’s hard to talk about because it’s such a positive story, that we’re a decade later together and we’re working together and raise a strong family together. This can be a positive message for people there.
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