Aaron Taylor-Johnson knew he wanted kids with Sam as soon as they met


The Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out in less than a month. This will be your first chance to see Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, officially joining the Marvel universe (except Quicksilver was in X-Men: Days of Future Past but it was a different actor). Oh… wait, Aaron did an uncredited cameo in Captain America: Winter Soldier, so nevermind. You probably already know him then.

I don’t have much of an opinion of Aaron as an actor. The only thing I’ve really seen him in was Kick-Ass. He made it work in that film, but I would imagine joining the Marvel universe will do good things for his career. In any case, Aaron has a new interview with Marie Claire UK. He talks about his wife, Sam Taylor Johnson, who is 48 (Aaron is 24), and their marriage and how proud he is of her work on Fifty Shades of Grey. Some highlights:

Whether he considered playing Christian Grey: “No, never! I think there would have been a lot of unhappy fans of the book. We both read it and knew right then that when she went into direct it, I wouldn’t be the one to step into those shoes. And that was fine. It didn’t feel like one of us was like, ‘I really wanted to do that’. I’m obviously really, really proud of Sam and it was great to see her take that project and make it her own, and not have to feel like just because there’s a role… I feel like I’m too young for that role anyway!”

On his marriage: “With Sam I just knew. I just knew I wanted kids with her, I wanted to be with her and I wanted to get married to her. I never had that moment like, ‘I want to be an actor’, but I love being a dad.”

[From MTV UK]

Too young for Christian Grey and yet old enough to be married to the 48-year-old director and have two kids with her? Sure. As Aaron and Sam’s marriage lasts longer than I was originally expecting, I have to say that they are growing on me. A little bit. I still think there’s something “off” about their relationship and that they probably won’t last forever, but you know what? You could say about most couples. Imagine Aaron at the age of 18, meeting his 42-year-old director and thinking, “This woman will be the mother of my children.” That’s intense. He was either a very intense 18-year-old or he’s taking some creative liberties with their romantic history. God knows.


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  1. Bridget says:

    Really, what 18 year old guy doesn’t have marriage and kids on the brain?

    • Esmom says:

      I know, right. And when they see attractive 40-somethings, their first thought is “How can I lock that down?”

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I think he wanted her to be a mother, alright. His mother.

    • Cirque28 says:

      Our housemate is 18 and he constantly says, “I can’t wait to get married and be a dad.” A friend of his who’s also 18 says this occasionally too. (And these boys have plenty of girls buzzing around them, BTW. So this is not because they think it’s the only way they’ll get laid.)

      So, yep, there ARE 18 year old guys who yearn for children.

  2. Hudson Girl says:

    Go back and read his interviews- he’s a really odd dude that had an unusual/unhappy childhood.
    On one of their friend’s Instagram, there’s a really cute pic of her BDay cake moment and the way he was gazing at her while holding the cake and waiting for her to blow out the candles made me ‘Ship them.

  3. aims says:

    He sounds perfectly fine and then you get down to the timeline of his relationship, and it’s a shock to the system. The age difference between those two gives you whiplash.

  4. Calamityam says:

    I think they are very sweet and some people are too quick to judge them. I wonder if the age difference was the other way around, if they would be judged as harshly? Or maybe I’ve just read The Princess Bride too many times….?

    • AD says:

      if it was the other way around they would be judged even harsher.

    • V4Real says:

      I think in general women get more heat for dating younger men than the other way around. And usually the most heat comes from other women.

      Women are called cougars but there isn’t a name for men who do the same. We might call them dirty old men or disgusting but why don’t they have a name . Some are called sugar daddy but women are also called sugar mamas. Maybe we should call the men Grizzlies, like Grizzly Bears or Predators.

      • Elyse says:

        I think why I might side eye a woman for dating a younger man would be because men usually mature at a slower rate than women. So for a casual hookup, I wouldn’t judge, but to dating I find doesn’t really match up. Of course there are exceptions. This is too extreme of an age difference at too extreme of a time. At 42, you are at a waaaaaaaay different time in your life than an 18 year old. I’m sorry. Man or woman. It’s weird

      • V4Real says:

        I wasn’t necessarily referring to Aaron and Sam but just generalizing that women take on more criticism for dating younger men. Mariah, JLo Cher, Madonna and Demi gets more heat for dating younger as opposed to people like Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Bruce Willis, Jack Nicholson, Steve Martin, Harrison Ford, Paul McCartney or Donald Trump. All men mentioned have married or dated women at least 17 years younger than them . Bo Derek was 16 years old when she got with John Derek who was 30 years older than her. Look at Celine Dion and her Husband. She was 12 when she met him but started dating him while she was a teen not much older than Aaron. I think she was 19 and Renee was 38. We don’t hear much criticism towards these men but we do for the women who are with younger men.

      • The Other Pinky says:

        I feel like V4Reals comment should be gilded, laminated or something.

        Celine was 19 when she got with the 38 year old guy who had managed her from age 12. How often do you hear her relationship questioned or disparaged?

        I feel like it’s time to drop the age reference from this couples stories. This clearly is no fling. They obviously adore one another. They have a biological kid now. Can we please just stop with the age thing?

      • jujoki says:

        Or just “Tygas”

      • laughing girl says:

        + 1000

    • Amy says:

      I’d say we judge older to younger relationships pretty damn hard regardless of gender. Look at the heat on Tyga and Kylie. It’s considered, thankfully, equally disgusting and it always seems to end the same way.

      With the relationships eventually ending in tatters and the younger party admitting they felt manipulated and used because of their youth and naïveté.

    • gilmore says:

      I kinda wish this argument would stop being used because they would definitely be judged 10x harsher. A 42 year old male director dating his young, troubled 18 actress that he directed in a film and saying well she wanted babies, she pursued me, everything was her idea when it came to family, etc. Are you kidding me? No one would be cool with that at all because anyone you slice it, a 42 year old is considered an adult who should have better judgement than to let an 18, who seemed v lost and troubled from childhood, woo them because they were simply flattered by the attention.

    • perplexed says:

      Because he was 18 when they first started dating and he had a kid with her immediately thereafter, I think they would get heat for when the relationship started.

      I think they might match up well enough since they both seem fine in interviews and I’m inclined to think things might have luckily turned out well for them (an exception to the rule), but maybe their relationship would be looked at better or less weirdly if he had been 25 when they first started dating rather than when he was 18. The fact that he was 18 when they first started dating is what probably baffles me the most about their relationship rather than that it happened with a large age difference. Or maybe the fact that he was 18 and then went on to have a kid with her like a year later is what baffles me more than anything.

    • Sherry says:

      My daughter will be 18 in two months. If a 42 year old man came around wanting to date her …. let’s just say it wouldn’t be smooth sailing for him.

  5. FingerBinger says:

    They always seem to be defending their relationship. I guess they find it necessary. Unless you’re a Duggar I can’t understand wanting to settle down that young.

    • versity says:

      I bet they defend it because they get a lot of flack and criticism! Directly or indirectly! I had an 8 year long relationship with a younger man, he was 20 when we met and I was 36. Especially I got a lot of criticism and judgement and constantly had to defend myself.
      He had travelled the World for a year as a backpacker Before we met, and was very intellectual, he had a full beard and was much taller than me, I on the other hand look Young for my age, and was very mature and responsible, he handled all our bills for example, not me, we shared lots of interests in arts and literature and history, we travelled a lot an we read the same books and discussed them, we also liked to Watch Bergman and sort of “Deep” Movies together and then discuss the psychology. I have never had such an intellectually fullfilling relationship with any other man actually. But people are so shallow and just stare at the numbers!!!
      I Think it was unfair to judge us so harsh just because we loved each other and enjoyed each others Company!!

      • anon321 says:

        So, if a 36 year old man wanted to date your 20 year old daughter you wouldn’t have a problem with it? A 20 year old kid lacks maturity and judgement and I would have a buttload of issues as a parent in that situation.

      • anon47 says:

        As a parent of a 20 year old you can have ANY issues you want, but your son/daughter is grown up and has every right to ignore you and do what he/she likes. And so he/she should. Once upon a time, before all this mollycoddling happened, people went to war and started families at that age. Now they get treated like infants who don’t know their own minds. If that’s the case, guess whose fault it is.

  6. jenn12 says:

    He actually *is* too young to play Christian Grey. The guy is 27 or 28 in the books, and Anastasia is 22, just graduating college.

  7. Santolina says:

    I’m glad they’re happy together but the relationship is disturbing. They met when he was 19 and she was his director; she took advantage of the power imbalance and his mommy issues. Plus, her ex- had cheated on her with a younger woman, so it seemed she was using Aaron to get back at him. I respect her as an artist but not as a person.

  8. Luca76 says:

    Wasn’t he 16 when they met not 18?

    Illegal and gross

    • paranormalgirl says:

      I think he was 17 when they met, and 18 when they got together?

    • V4Real says:

      The age of consent in the UK is 16, I think. So it may be gross but not illegal. Nowhere Boy started filming in 2009. He would have been about 19. If he met her before production started he might have been about 18. Like I said, it may be gross but not illegal.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        I think he is insecure about the relationship. He’s constantly talking about how they got together. I don’t know of any other celebrity couple that does that. If he was secure in their relationship, he wouldn’t be blathering on about how much of an old soul he is, how he really wanted kids (at 18), etc….he’d be focused in the NOW. His relationship with his kids and wife. I want to hear how he gets on with her older kid (daughter)? My dad/step dad is only 8 years older than my older sister. She didn’t take him seriously for a LOOONG time because of that (she was a bratty 13 year old)…..

      • Santolina says:

        Yep, that’s what you get when you violate ethical and societal norms; you’re forever doomed to explaining and defending yourself. Multiply that by a zillion if you’re famous.

        This couple will NEVER be left alone about their relationship, and it’s understandable. They’re like a circus sideshow and should not appear together if they don’t want attention focused on it. Sam has resorted to telling people to f*-off if they don’t like it. Not a good PR plan, IMO.

    • EN says:

      On this one I will say Americans are too uptight and treat people like kids for too long, which is not good.
      To me 14 y.o. is a young adult, at 16 I already was at a college (university ) with other 16-17 y.o. living by ourselves at a dorm without any supervision.
      Don’t baby kids too much, give them responsibility and you’ll be surprised.

      • Esmom says:

        Agree to disagree, I think. To me 14 is still barely out of childhood, getting mature enough for certain responsibilities, but still in need of plenty of guidance.

        And science has shown that a young person’s brain is still developing until well into their 20s so I wouldn’t be so confident that every 18 year old who had a troubled childhood is truly ready to be a father himself.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        14 years old may be a young adult to you, but it’s not legally, morally or physically true. It’s just not.

      • perplexed says:

        I don’t think it’s normal for a 42 year old to be interested in a 14 year old though.

  9. roxy750 says:

    All I know is I absolutely love her style. She always has cute outfits on, matches extremely well and is beautiful!

  10. NOWI'VESAIDIT says:

    He loves her. Get over it.

    • J. says:

      I don’t really doubt that he loves her, but I get tired of hearing about the intensity of his feelings so early and it’s starting to sound a little doth-protest-too-much to my ears. Maybe he feels the need to defend the relationship because it draws so much criticism, but really he should just shut the fuck up and let the longevity speak for itself.

  11. Amy says:

    Still a creepy-ass couple who fulfills all the check marks on disturbed and unbalanced relationships.

    He worked for her? Check.
    She was an adult in a position of power? Check.
    He immediately wanted to rush their relationship? Check.
    Age difference so large you could drive a car through it? Check.
    She mentions him being obsessed with marriage while barely knowing her? Check.
    Constantly defending their relationship and making it about how badly he wanted her? Check.
    Abuse suffered in his childhood and a broken home? Why look at that! Another check!

    I’m looking at a woman who got a huge ego boost presented to her in the form of a troubled young man she had power over and I’m supposed to applaud that? Nope. Still creepy. Still gross. Good luck to them both.

    • Esmom says:

      When you put it that way it sounds like he was more in need of a therapist than a wife. Maybe someday.

    • Luca76 says:

      Thank you!!!

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Agree with all. There is something really selfish about a man or woman in their 40s allowing a 19 year old to throw away their youth on what is clearly an unbalanced relationship and settle down and have children so young. She should have said no.

  12. Jen says:

    It makes me think he is the oldest soul who has ever lived or she is very weird in real life. At 42, what do you truly have in common with an 18 year old, any physical attraction aside? No judgement on her being older in this case, I wonder that about every couple with an extreme age difference.

    • taxi says:

      She gets to be the mother figure & will always be the dominant member of the partnership? I look at it as Prof. Higgins & Eliza, genders reversed.

  13. Mixtape says:

    This guy has Male Duckface Syndrome.

  14. Corrie says:

    Whatever makes them happy. Why question the rest. He does seem like an odd bird though.

  15. DaphneManners says:

    Aaron was fantastic in Anna Karenina.

    • trilby227 says:

      I agree!

      • taxi says:

        He was very pretty in that! Blonde hairs suits him.

      • DaphneManners says:

        I’ve re-watched it today, and the movie itself is so beautiful-the music, the movement, the acting.

        Aaron’s Vronsky to Keira’s Anna and Jude’s Karenina is just *so* tragically beautiful.

        So talent. Much beauty.

        Watch it, Kaiser, if you have a chance. :)

  16. dr mantis toboggan says:

    These two give me a bad feeling. Not just their relationship, but them as people. Weird

  17. Soporificat says:

    They always come across to me as a very loving and happy couple, and I envy their devotion to each other. I would be thrilled to have that in my own life, no matter what package it came in. Truthfully I can’t imagine partnering with someone who is that much younger than me, but, if that ever happened to me, then I would feel ungrateful and crazy to reject it.

    • Ruby says:

      Me too. I don’t get where all this negativity is coming from. Sometimes you meet someone and you just know-that’s the one. I think she’s one lucky lady!

    • Cirque28 says:

      Thanks for this, Soporificat. Yes, what kind of an ungrateful idiot turns up her nose at joy simply because it doesn’t come in the form she was expecting? My partner is 25, I’m 45 and we are in bliss. This relationship wasn’t what I was looking for, but here it is.

      The only people who have had a problem so far are my female peers. By contrast, younger women have been very supportive and his male friends have been amazingly positive. (Kinda makes you think the young generation isn’t as vapid as they’ve been made out to be.)

    • Krituna says:

      I met my last boyfriend when he was 29, and I was 42. When we got together, it was because we had common interests, shared the same philosophy in life, but most importantly, we liked each other as human beings. No one looked down on us because of our age difference. These 2 have a family now, and people should stop judging them. Be happy for them because, everyone should be so lucky to have a loving, supporting partner- regardless of age or gender.

  18. gilmore says:

    Poor thing, he really has nothing else to talk about besides this. I know they get a lot of flack for this relationship, but let’s find some new topics? He’s a good actor, just has zero charisma when it comes to interviews and really selling a movie. I don’t know how much I buy this whole wanting babies at eighteen thing either. It seems like he’s always trying to justify such an odd decision for someone his age, just own it or don’t dude.

  19. EN says:

    Oh, now I know why he was cast in Marvel .I was wondering why did they pick him, he has no personality or charisma. But he is Sam’s husband!

  20. Grace says:

    I sort of understand why Aaron would want to get married and have kids at such a young age since he apparently had such a rough childhood. I think Sam represents family and stability for him which is understandable given his past. I just don’t get Sam’s perspective. She’s older and what the heck does she talk about with him? Oh well. Seems to work for them so kudos.

  21. JenniferJustice says:

    They are both adults, so it’s nobody’s business. Purely speculating, I find it gross and highly inappropriate how and when they got together. That said, I’m beginning to think they both have problems that perhaps their relationship which lands outside societal norms might be the perfect relationship for them – like Maggie Gyllenhall and James Spader in “The Secretary.”

  22. Ruby says:

    You haven’t seen “Nowhere Boy”? Or the last Godzilla with Bryan Cranston? Or Anna Karenina with Keira Knightley? He was great in all those!

    • Serenity says:

      I only saw him in Godzilla and I was appalled at how stilted and wooden his acting was. It was beyond terrible. How did he become an actor????

      Admittedly I have not seen him in any other film before that or since but that one movie was enough! I’ll stand corrected if he’s great in any other movie.

  23. I came upon this late, but glad I saw it, because the pictures of Aaron & Sam portray a happy couple..and I am happy for them! Not everyone has or even wants a cookie-cutter relationship..I hope they have another baby and live happy ever after!

  24. LaurenLauren says:

    Ugh, she looks like she has Progeria.
    This is a weird relationship and extreme age difference. I’d never want to be with someone more than 5 years older or younger than me.

  25. anon47 says:

    It’s already lasted 5 years, so good enough for my standards. Life is too short and things are not always meant to last forever like in fairy tales.

  26. Saks says:

    I like them and at the same time find them disturbing. Sadly, I do think they will eventually divorce, maybe when he is around 30-35.