Aaron Taylor-Johnson is a famous Hollywood actor who began performing at the tender age of six. He has appeared in Shanghai Nights, The Thief Lord, and The Illusionist. But, he gained more popularity after he married his wife and film director, Sam Taylor Johnson. The couple has a huge age gap of 24 years, yet they are going strong together, keeping most of their private matters under the wrap.
Childhood and Early Life of Aaron Taylor Johnson
Born on June 13, 1990, Aaron Taylor Johnson was born in High Wycombe, England. His father, Robert Johnson was a civil engineer and his mother, Sarah Johnson, was a homemaker. He also had a sister Gemma Johnson. As a student, Johnson attended Holmer Green Senior School and Jackie Palmer Stage School in High Wycombe. He learned acrobatics, singing, drama, tap dance, and jazz in school. Aaron Taylor Johnson has a Russian, British and Jewish Background. After gaining popularity with Shanghai Nights and The Illusionist, Johnson moved to Los Angeles at the age of fifteen to pursue his career in Hollywood.
According to media sources, the Kick-Ass star had a challenging time adjusting to school and work. He never mentioned his acting career at school, thinking no one would take it positively. This made his life complicated as he lied about his whereabouts.
A Peek Into Johnson’s Private Life
Even though huge age gaps are common in Hollywood, the age gap of 24 years drew the attention of the paparazzi, who kept wondering how smoothly they make their relationship work. While the Avengers: Age of Ultron actor is 32 years currently, his wife Sam Taylor Johnson is 56 years old. The director was born on March 4, 1967.
Awards and Recognition of Aaron Tyler Johnson
Aaron Taylor Johnson has earned a Golden Globe award for a supporting role in Nocturnal Animals, directed by Tom Ford. Nowhere Boy has earned him the Empire Award for Best Newcomer.
Pietro Maximoff of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has earned six nominations for his role as David Lizewski in the film Kick-Ass. He has also bagged a nomination for the BAFTA Rising Star Award for the same movie. His appearance and style earned him a position in GQ’s 50 Best Dressed British Men. He was also nominated as Young British Entertainer of the Year by the London Film Critics Circle.
Sam and Aaron Taylor Johnson’s Romance
The couple met on the sets of John Lennon’s biographical drama Nowhere Boy in 2009 and fell in love. The romance blossomed while shooting the film that also starred Thomas David, David Morrissey, Anne-Marie Duff, Kristin Scott, Threlfall Thomas, and Brodie-Sangster. Once the film shooting was over, Aaron Taylor Johnson proposed the director. “As soon as we finished, he told me he was going to marry me. We had never been on a date or even kissed,” said Sam Taylor Johnson in an interview.
Their love story is a fairy-tale romance. The Kick-Ass actor knew Sam Taylor was meant for him as soon as the couple met. And a year later, he got down on his knee and proposed to her to marry him. Their daughter Wylda Rae was born a year after their engagement. In 2012, the couple welcomed their second daughter Romy Hero. Although the couple kept the pregnancy matters private, it is known that their eldest daughter is thirteen, and their second daughter is eleven.
The Grand Wedding
In 2012, after the birth of their two children, the couple finally tied the knot in a grand ceremony in Babington House, Somerset, with celebrity guests like Beyonce and Elton John. This year, the couple will celebrate eleven years of anniversary. After the wedding, the lovebirds combined their last names, Taylor-Johnson, because they both wanted to be a part of each other.
According to his wife Sam, Aaron Taylor Johnson is an old soul who is youthful outside but is very sorted about what he wants in life. The Tenet actor is not an ambitious person and has little attachment to things. His knowledge of gymnastics, tap dance, and jazz helped him to perform in the fight scenes in the film Kick-Ass. Since then, there has been no looking back.