Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number to Them! Aaron Taylor-Johnson's Wife, Their Age Gap and More

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson's wife Sam Taylor-Johnson met him when she had him, then a teenager, audition for a movie at her house.

The couple's relationship moved at break-neck speed, though they each insist that "no funny business" occurred on the set of the film Nowhere Boy that brought them together.

"As soon as we finished, he told me he was going to marry me," Sam recalled to Harper's Bazaar. "We had never been on a date, or even kissed."

Aaron chimed in, "And a year to the minute after we met, exactly one year to the minute, I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me."

Whether their origins are side-eye-worthy or sweet is subjective, but it's clearly working for them! Find out about Aaron Taylor-Johnson's wife, their age gap, how they met and more.

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How old was Aaron Taylor-Johnson when he met his wife?

Aaron Taylor-Johnson met his now-wife in 2009 on the set of the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, in which Sam Taylor-Wood (as she was then known) was his director. According to The Telegraph, however, Aaron met Sam at the audition for the role sometime in 2008. Sam recalled having Aaron audition at her home due to his limited schedule while he filmed Kick-Ass, telling the Sunday Times, "It was so inconvenient. In the end, I was like, 'OK, he'll have to come to my home.' I opened my door to John Lennon. I instantly knew he was the guy."

In any case, Aaron's birthday is June 13, 1990. Depending on what month and day they started filming (or he auditioned), Aaron would have been between 18 and 19 years old to Sam's 42 at the time of their first meeting.

Aaron told Harper's Bazaar of the audition, "I remember it very, very clearly. I know exactly what she was wearing. This white shirt that she still has, that I love. It definitely changed my life, though not in the way I expected."

Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson attend a party for "Nowhere Boy" at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2009. At the time of this photo, Aaron was just a month shy of his 19th birthday; Sam was 42.<p>Dave M. Benett/Getty Images</p>
Sam Taylor-Johnson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson attend a party for "Nowhere Boy" at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2009. At the time of this photo, Aaron was just a month shy of his 19th birthday; Sam was 42.

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Does Aaron Taylor-Johnson have a wife?

Aaron Taylor-Johnson does indeed have a wife! He's married to Sam Taylor-Johnson, a director with credits including Nowhere Boy and A Million Little Pieces (both in which Aaron starred), plus Love You More and Fifty Shades of Grey.

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When did Aaron Taylor-Johnson get married?

Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson tied the knot on June 21, 2012.

Aaron celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary with an Instagram post dedicated to his wife of a decade, writing on June 22, 2022, "Yesterday was the most beautiful day, summer solstice, our 10th anniversary… we renewed our vows to one another and confessed our love in front of our nearest and dearest friends and family it was a celebration of love and joy! A decade of marriage. It was a magical unforgettable day and the sun did not stop shining on us both.. we are blessed beyond belief. ❤️ Sammy you are my love, my life, my soulmate, my wife, my world!"

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How old was Aaron Taylor-Johnson when he had his first kid?

Aaron Taylor-Johnson was 20 years old when he and Sam welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Wylda Rae, in 2010. Two years later, they welcomed a second daughter named Romy Hero. Sam also has two children from her previous marriage to Jay Jopling. (One of Sam Taylor-Johnson's children from her first marriage, Anjelica Jopling, was also in Nowhere Boy.)

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Did Aaron Taylor-Johnson want kids?

Aaron Taylor-Johnson says he knew he wanted to have a family with Sam almost immediately.

"I knew instantly that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with this person," he told The Telegraph. "I knew I wanted a family with her, I knew I wanted kids, and a month later she was pregnant with our first child."

He also said in a 2010 BBC interview that he wasn't nervous about having kids with Sam, who was pregnant with their first daughter at the time, because he'd already been acting as a stepfather to her daughters from her marriage to Jay Jopling.

"I'm not really [nervous], because the two girls, one's 3 and one's 12, I do the school runs and stuff like that, you know? And it's just a family at home. I'm just excited for it."

What is Aaron Taylor-Johnson and his wife's age gap?

Sam Taylor-Johnson is 23 years older than Aaron Taylor-Johnson. When they met, he was between 18 and 19 years old to her 32. As of this writing, Aaron is now 32 and Sam is 55.

When asked about the age gap and differences in potential maturity levels when they met, as he was still a teenager, Aaron explained, "When I met Sam I'd already lived a life far beyond that of most of my contemporaries—I didn't relate to anyone my age. I just feel that we're on the same wavelength."

In an interview with the Sunday Times, Sam said Aaron was an "old soul" (a common refrain the younger party hears in May-December relationships), adding, "We spend every minute of the day together. My friends call him Benjamin Button because he has—on the outside—such youth, and on the inside, he is so wise and settled. He doesn't like parties. He likes being at home and cooking for the family. He likes walking the dogs. He loves his chickens—he collects the eggs and makes breakfast for everyone."

How old is Sam Taylor Johnson?

Sam Taylor-Johnson is 55 years old at the time of this writing. Her birthday is March 4, 1967.

How long have Sam and Aaron been together?

Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson have been together for 13 years as of this writing in August 2022. They've been married for 10 years.

When asked about their long-lasting marriage despite their age gap, Sam told The Hollywood Reporter, "If I gave a second thought to other people, I would be the unhappiest person, probably still in a miserable marriage. People like to talk about it. I'm like, 'Yeah, but it works better than my last marriage.' It's lasted longer than a lot of my friends' marriages."

Is Nowhere Boy based on a true story?

Nowhere Boy is based on author Julia Baird's biography of Beatles icon John Lennon, who was her half-brother. The movie covers Lennon's teenage years and the period of his life between 1955 and 1960, with a heavy focus on his relationships with his mother Julia Lennon, and with his aunt and uncle, Mimi and George Smith, as well as his work with his pre-Beatles band the Quarrymen.

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