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Aaron Taylor-Johnson hits out at criticism of age gap between him and wife Sam
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Aaron Taylor-Johnson hits out at criticism of age gap between him and wife Sam

Taylor-Johnson met his future wife when he was just 18.

Aaron-Taylor Johnson, who has certainly been in the news a lot of late, has hit back at trolls commenting on the age gap between him and his wife.

Aaron met Sarah Taylor-Johnson on the set of Nowhere Boy in 2009 - a film the latter directed.

Taylor-Johnson on the set of Nowhere Boy.
Paramount Pictures

The flick was Sam's directorial debut, and at the time she was 42 years old, while Taylor-Johnson was 18.

With a 23-year age gap and the way the internet is, the pair were met with criticism and trolls on social media.

However, the pair ignored all of that and continued their romance before getting married in 2012.

They've also welcomed two children together: Wylda and Romy.

Speaking in a new interview with Rolling Stone UK, Aaron, 33, discussed his marriage and hitting milestones as a young husband, father and stepdad.

"What you gotta realize is that what most people were doing in their 20s, I was doing when I was 13," he said.

"You're doing something too quickly for someone else? I don’t understand that. What speed are you supposed to enjoy life at? It’s bizarre to me."

Despite the heavy criticism over the years, Aaron and Sam are quickly approaching their 12th wedding anniversary.

And it appears they are as happy as ever.

Aaron discussed his relationship with Sam, 57, further in an interview with Esquire last year.

The Kick-Ass actor noted that he and Sam were 'really great at collaborating' when he met her in 2009, but said that's 'not why [he] fell in love with her'.

"I’m trying to be as honest as possible. I've probably talked to you more about my kids and Sam than I have with anybody," he told the publication.

"I've got really nothing to hide, and I'm secure in what we have. But I'm not going to unlock things that are actually precious to me."

Aaron Taylor-Johnson with his wife Sam.
Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

He added: "I enjoy the normality of things, the everyday stuff. Getting my kids ready in the mornings, taking them to school and activities... That feeds my soul."

It comes as Taylor-Johnson has been heavily tipped to be the next James Bond.

The Sun reported earlier this week that the actor had been formally offered the job.

Taylor-Johnson subsequently told Numero magazine he thought it was 'charming and wonderful that people see me in that role'.

And a production insider close told BBC News there is 'no truth to the rumours' that Taylor-Johnson has been formally offered the role.

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV