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Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s 56-Year-Old Wife Hits Back At Age Gap Critics

Aaron Taylor-Johnson's wife, who is 56 years old, has hit back at critics who have criticised their age-gap relationship. 
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s wife, who is 56 years old, has hit back at critics who have criticised their age-gap relationship. 

Taylor-Johnson, 33, is known for his roles in films such as Bullet Train, the Kick-Ass franchise, and Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging.

He played the superhero Quicksilver in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is also set to play Spider-Man villain Kraven The Hunter in an upcoming spinoff film about the character.

Taylor-Johnson is certainly an actor in demand, as he is also linked with the vacant James Bond role, with reports suggesting he has already met with producers about being the next 007.

His rise in popularity has seen more attention being paid to his private life, with his wife hitting back about criticisms aimed at their relationship.

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Reportedly, the actor first met Sam Taylor-Johnson when he was 18 and she was 42 on the set of her film Nowhere Boy (2009), which is a biopic about a young John Lennon.

At the premiere of the film, the pair announced their engagement and they got married in 2012.

They have since welcomed two daughters, Wylda Rae, 12, and Romy Hero, 11.

Despite recently celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary and both of them publicly expressing their love and happiness, they still get asked questions about their age gap.

An interview with Larry King has surfaced on TikTok, in which the couple discuss the scrutiny surrounding their relationship.

Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s wife, who is 56 years old, has hit back at critics who have criticised their age-gap relationship. Credit: @aarontaylorjohnson/Instagram

The legendary interviewer acknowledges the ‘drama’ around the pair when they announced their engagement, with the stigma being that the Fifty Shades of Grey director is older.

King then says how it is easily accepted today for the opposite and mentions how he was 26 years older than his wife, but ‘no one cares’ about his age gap.

He then asks the couple why they think they get asked so much about their relationship.

Sam responds: “I feel like it’s one of the last taboos. I feel like everyone comes at me with it in most interviews.

“It’s interesting because, like you said, I’m sure people don’t ask you often but they do ask me. It makes people feel like they should have something to say and have an opinion on it.”

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The couple then explain that they have never really noticed it and have only been ‘connected as soul mates’.

The Bullet Train star blushed about his relationship with The Independent, explaining that his wife and children are ‘his life’.

Taylor-Johnson said: “My relationship’s because I love my wife, and I love my kids, and that is my life.”

The Tenet actor continued: “The reason I wake up in the morning is to be with my family.

“When I was younger acting was my first love and passion, and since I met Sam, she and my kids, they’re my priority and my life, so my work works around them.”

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.