Aaron Taylor-Johnson on his older wife: ‘Age to me doesn’t f—ing matter at all’

Aaron Taylor Johnson (formerly Aaron Johnson) is promoting Kick-Ass 2, which comes out this week. Have you seen the redband trailer for it? It looks… violent. Really, really violent. I actually liked the first Kick-ass, but I think it’s weird that they’ve made another one because it was my understanding that the first film didn’t do too well. Still, 23-year-old Aaron Taylor Johnson is on the lead-actor track nowadays, but he balances it nicely with being a husband (to Sam Taylor Johnson, age 46) and father to their two girls, Romy Hero and Wylda Rae, plus stepfather to Sam’s two older girls from her previous marriage. Basically, he has a lot on his plate. But he still manages to give interesting interviews – some highlights:

On the possibility of playing Christian Grey (his wife is directing): “I know and Sam knows that I’m definitely not Christian Grey. She’s super talented and I’d love to work with her again – no questions asked. But this isn’t the right thing.”

On working with Sam again: “We were doing something before this, but it didn’t get green-lit and then she ended up rolling into this [50 Shades]. I’m super happy for her, and excited and thrilled. She’s got a wicked artistic vision on it and I’m glad they are going to go with it. I’m glad they’ve got someone like her also.”

Taking time off while Sam works: “It’s just a nice break for me to be able to step back and support her doing something for a little while. Sam’s taking on this movie so I’ve stepped back from taking any other offers because it’s important for one of us to be with the kids. We travel as a family. We made a decision a long time ago that’s how we’re going to do it. The last thing I want to do is to be separated from my wife and kids.”

Age ain’t nothin’ but a number: “I find it really interesting that so many people think age is a factor,” he says, sounding genuinely surprised. “How do people even tell the age of anyone anymore? It’s bizarre. Age to me doesn’t f***ing matter at all. My wife feels younger than I do. Other than being the most wonderful down-to-earth woman, she’s super intelligent, artistic, creative, there are so many things that are attractive about her.”

He loves smart, independent women: “I’ve always thought like that. I was brought up by my mum and my sister, I’ve always been around independent women, I like that. Anybody who’s a fake I don’t like and I don’t talk to.”

Coming back for the Kick-Ass sequel: “[It’s] the same f***ing old character, exactly where you last left him I had to go back four years and be an adolescent teenage kid in high school. Nothing about that character has changed at all. My hair was big, and we cut into that f***ing mushroom bob… I hate playing younger.”

He wanted to change the character: “I’m happier to jump into a different character and keep changing it up. I’m a perfectionist, when I look back I’m never happy, think I could have done it. Jeff (Wadlow, director) showed me a documentary about superheroes on the street, dressed up in costume, and I started doing impersonations with all their quirky ticks and stuff, but Jeff pointed out ‘that’s not Dave, that’s someone else. People need to recognise your character.’ It’s more of a challenge to go back and recreate what you did four years ago, be happy with what you did, stop being insecure, and just be pleased with the performance, accept it and taking him in this one through a journey. You have to believe in him. You see him where you last left him, and you see him growing into his role, taking responsibility for his actions, that’s maturity.”

[From HuffPo & Glasgow Extra]

I do enjoy his feminism. I wish more younger guys talked like this, talked about being raised by strong women, talked about how they love smart, interesting, talented women with their own lives and such. Unfortunately, when most men do talk like that, they’re dating Playboy bunnies. So Aaron is refreshing in that sense. I also think it’s sweet how family-oriented he is at such a young age – it makes me believe Sam’s words even more, that HE was the one bringing “family values” to the relationship.

As for “How do people even tell the age of anyone anymore? It’s bizarre. Age to me doesn’t f***ing matter at all.” We’ll see. I’m not trying to be the witchy harbinger of DOOM or anything, but how their marriage works right now probably won’t be how their marriage works five years from now. So we’ll see.

In another interview, Aaron also came close to confirming that he’d been cast as Quicksilver in The Avengers: Age of Ultron. He says that he’s met with Joss Whedon and Marvel people. You can read more about that here – apparently Quicksilver is Magneto’s son? WTF?

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. Anna says:

    I just love them together. It somehow seems normal and just right.

    • MegG says:

      It’s weird to see an attractive, young up and coming actor get married and have kids young. Unusual.

    • blue marie says:

      the more I hear him talk, the easier it is to accept. I ain’t gonna lie, it freaked me out at first and it still seems a bit shady, but their life-whatever.

      I think he has a great attitude, he’s cute enough and I’m glad he won’t be doing 50 Shades, I wish no one would.

      • Anna says:

        See, we might still side-eye some sexagenarian dude with a 20-yo model type but rarely does the reaction include ‘freaked out’ and ‘shady.’ So it’s so refreshing that they’re breaking the mold, and yet that they’re not publicizing themselves as this mold-breaking couple.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        @Anna
        I completely agree. I will now shame my shamef*ck, Leo. He’s 38, 39 now while his girlfriend is 21. That’s a 17 year age difference. Now the majority of people aren’t freaking out. I think people freak out with Sam and Aaron because it went from casual sex to a real relationship. I think THAT is what makes people freak.

      • V4Real says:

        I’ve said this before I’ve made fun of JLo and Madonna with their boy toys but at the same time said Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon relationship seems genuine. I think it’s all about the perception that these couples give off about their relationships. I think Taylor is 100% genuine in his feelings toward his older wife and I don’t have an issue with it.

        In most cases I don’t really have an issue with older men dating younger women but sometimes it does come off as creepy. Look at Doug Richardson and Courtney Stodden or James Woods and that barely out of teen girl he’s with. These two relationships just creeps me out. I have dated guys younger than me. My friends tease me by saying I’m a magnet for younger men. I just tell them that’s because I don’t look my age (nor do I act it most of the time). The guy I’m with now is in my age bracket but he also thought I was much younger.

        As for Taylor it has been almost confirmed by Whedon that he will be Quicksilver. I wish him luck in his marriage.

      • blue marie says:

        in all honestly I had more problem with the age gap than I did with them. maybe I shouldn’t have used freak, more like creep but for me it doesn’t matter which is older whether it be the dude or the lady. I used to not date anyone more than 5 yrs out, I’ve gotten better as I’ve gotten older but there are still times when I see a couple and it makes me shudder. And yes, I realize it’s my hang up, no one elses.

      • Tapioca says:

        @Anna:

        He was 17 when they got together – in certain US states she’d be signing a special register and keeping the police informed of her whereabouts!

        I think it is his young age when they met, rather than the actual age difference, that creeped people out.

        If the genders were reversed and Eli Roth or Seth McFarlane were directing a film starring Chloe Moretz or Abigail Breslin and they started dating they would be criticised for “taking advantage” of their position.

      • LeMeow says:

        I agree with everything you just said, blue marie.

    • Lucia says:

      I agree. They are good together. And he is hardly the first Leading Man type to date an older woman. Pierce Brosnans first wife was older with kids (she died, no divorce). We all know about Hugh Jackman as well.

      Its sad that if this relationship ends people will automatically use it as a cautionary tale against Older women /Younger men. Marriages end all the time and more so in Hollywood. Let me say in advance, blaming a hypothetical breakup on age would be super lazy. That said, I believe in these two.

    • Liv says:

      I disagree. I mean they are a cute couple and seem good together, but I find it pretty crazy to start a relationship with a 18-year-old. He will have to make up for what he missed when being 18, it’s almost a law of nature.

      I’m all for age differences and stuff, but not for dating people without any life experience and perspective.

      • V4Real says:

        Still we must be honest with ourselves. We would be more forgiving if it was a 44 year old man with an 18 year old girl. We wouldn’t be talking about her life experiences. We might have some choice words for the man but we wouldn’t be concerned about her life experiences.

        We might accuse her of being in it for the money if the guy was famous but see we can’t say that about Aaron so we have to go with he doesn’t have any life experiences.

      • Tig says:

        You hit the nail on the head- it’s not the age difference per se, but rather his total lack of life experience bef he began this relationship. And pls no one start with the “old soul” malarkey. I wish them well, but when he’s early 30s dealing with Tweens, good luck to them all,

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Yeah but so what? We’re acting like she’s so naïve that she’s never thought about the potential for him to change his mind as he grows older–but maybe she knows that’s a possibility and simply doesn’t care? He gave her beautiful children and she obviously loves him so maybe she’s willing to risk it even if it doesn’t last forever.

        Let’s face it–you could be the same age as a guy, fall deeply in love and be divorced 5 years later just as easily as if there’s a large age gap. You can’t predict the future–sometimes you just have to go with your heart and deal with the problems if/when they arise.

      • Len says:

        What “life experiences” Liv? Half the world consider this the best age to marry. And those marriages seem to thrive better than Western ones.

        Even here in the West, most guys arent whoring around, contrary to whatever impression you have from watching music videos. In my country the average married male only slept with three women (probably gfs) prior to taking vows. And thats considering that our average age for marriage is 24 for males

      • Dani says:

        I dont get this “he hasnt lived” logic. I married my husband when we were both 22 but we dated from age 15. My parents had a similar story. Both couples are intact. My sister married at 27 to a man of 30, they lasted less than 5 years.

        Some of us dont need to try on every shoe in the store to know we have found IT.

      • Liv says:

        V4Real, I would find it problematic too if it was a older man with a very young girl.

        TOK, I guess she thought about it and was in love enough to give it a try, which is fine. They are obviously happy. I worry about him just being defined through her. I’m not surprised that a few comments are about his lack of depth and her being the only interesting thing about him.

        Dani, I guess the point is that you both were able to develop and grow together. I think this is much harder if one partner is superior to the other concerning life experience and cognitive development.

      • Liddy says:

        @Liv: Societal expectations may be a factor behind marriages in those cultures surviving but its silly to assume that its the only reason.

        One of the problems with our society is this attitude thats bred into boys about marriage. That marriage is a “ball and chains”. That you must “sow your seed” before you commit to a woman who will ofcourse nag you to death.

        Its such a pervasive attitude that women commenting on a gossip site are shocked to encounter a young man who isnt sold on this mindset.

      • Devon says:

        Not all 18 year olds want to go out drinking and partying and to sleep with as many women as possible. I met my husband when he was 19 and got married when he was 21. Sunday is our 6 year wedding anniversary and we’re expecting our first kid in January. My husband wanted to settle down and be a husband and to create a family and hasn’t regretted not “sowing his wild oats” when he was in his early 20s. Everyone is different.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I don’t usually date guys younger than 30 but I would cougarize this kid HARD. I don’t blame her at all for falling for him-he’s really sexy and seems incredibly mature for his age.

      • Unbeweavable says:

        +1 I get the tinglies every time I see him. Rawr!

        It is awesome how family oriented he is at such a young age. But who’s to say that won’t change when he becomes a bigger star? Or maybe they’ll beat the odds and stay together longer than anyone thinks..

        Mr Unbeweavable and I are 14 years apart in age. I don’t see age but I know people do when we are out. (I’m 28 and he’s 42 and we have a 4 year old.) So I wonder if its a pain for them when they’re out and a out together. I wonder if she’s been mistaken for his mother..?

      • Decloo says:

        Agree. Had no idea who he was until I saw that mess of an Anna Karenina (which I abandoned after fifteen minutes) but then I saw him in ‘Savages’ and I was totally smitten.

      • Miss Melissa says:

        I would hit it SO HARD, and twice on Sundays.

    • MCraw says:

      +1 Anna. I love him. My stomach tightened in the first Kick Ass movie seeing his beauty the first time. I really like this couple. I want them to make it against all odds.

    • Bijlee says:

      He’s beautiful. I had a huge crush on him from that tv movie (I’m purposely not saying the name) he did as a teenager because he was the most gorgeous boy I had ever seen. Now it’s not the same, but he seems really honest and I kind of love that he’s breaking the mold and had kids at a young age without being the trailer park type dad and is all fatherly. It’s sweet and seemingly rare. Guys seem to mature at a slower rate and want these things much later in life. It’s nice to see an exception once in a while. A responsible one at that.

    • Joblow says:

      She is so lucky, when I am 46 I would kilk for a 23 year oldboyfriend

  2. Marianne says:

    I love me some ATJ. I think its totally adorable that they both took each other’s last name. And although I would love to see him in the newest Avenger’s flick, I kinda hoped that Evan Peters would get cast since he’s Quicksilver in the newest XMen movie. It would be a nice little cross-over but *shrugs shoulders* Oh well.

    • V4Real says:

      I don’ think Peters would work because Whedon is not going the comic book route. Ultron will not be created by Hank Pym and might end up as an experiment gone wrong by Tony Stark. In the comics Quicksilver is Magneto’s son, therefore Whedon will not be introducing him as such.

  3. spugzbunny says:

    When did he get so hot?

  4. paranormalgirl says:

    Yeah, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are the children of Magneto and a woman named Magda.

    I am SUCH a geek. *sigh*

  5. Pete says:

    You could kind of tell he is a mature lad from very early on. The command he has as a lead in nowhere boy was something special for his age.

  6. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    I do like them together. And I do think that it’s serious, because from what I’ve seen, a dude that young, if he wasn’t serious would’ve just left. One of my cousins (who I can’t stand), once she found out she was pregnant by her boyfriend, he moved out of the state. Yes, you heard me, THE STATE. So I think that even if they do end up separated for whatever reason, he will always be there for their kids.

    I suppose I’m soft on younger/older pairings, because my mom and dad were in the same boat, but with a smaller age difference. My parents met in the Navy—my dad was 21, and my mom was 33 with three kids (me, my twin, and an older sister). My mom was worried in the beginning, before they got married, because she wanted him to play the field a bit, but it’s been 14 years and counting….

    So I think they’ll work out. Relationships aren’t held together by sex and only sex. I’m sure that once she gets older, that they’ll figure something out. I always saw myself with someone older, but that was mainly because all the boys around here are very immature, and I’m not like most typical teenagers. I like to stay home, read, bake, spend time with my family—not go out to clubs or anything like that. I’m pretty boring.

    • Isabelle says:

      Personally know several couples, younger man & older woman, as much as 15 years. Those relationships are still together and have been together for years. One of the women involved told me when a younger man dates an older women, its a very conscious decision. Not a “just do it”, a purposeful decision. They go into it knowing there are differences to work on. A lot of people in ‘normal’ age relationships take it for granted and don’t address problems until they present themselves. So its why these relationships can work out in the long-run. This is what Aaron apparently wants,so the critics need to let it go.

  7. Mia 4S says:

    Wow because what the Avengers really needs is more people in the cast! Does Hawkeye get to have lines in the next one? Definitely needs at least one female superhero but this guy’s kind of…let’s go with generic.

    Everything I’ve read about Kick Ass 2 makes it sound repulsive (attempted rape played for laughs?)…and I liked the first one.

    • Bijlee says:

      Seriously? I couldn’t sit through the first movie, it was just dull and the violence was just pointless. Completely gratuitous and unnecessary at times. Like they would sacrifice time to advance the plot into just another death-match. It makes sense they’re trying to show it as real, not Hollywood fake, but they also tried to make it funny so they were sending some really mixed signals.

  8. NM9005 says:

    He’s dumb. I saw him in interviews and that boy is simple and boring which I guess would be appealing to some women but that definitely made my lader boner go flaccid. His wife is the only thing interesting about him.

    • Mom2two says:

      I have to agree. It is the wife who makes him interesting because he is not on his own. Sounds like he’s a good husband and dad though, so he scores points with me there.
      I think Sam is a good director and taking on 50 Shades is a huge challenge, she is going to need all the luck in the world.

    • Juliet says:

      ITA, she’s the only interesting thing about this relationship, the only thing making him relatively memorable. Also, can this guy do an interview without saying f*uck or any other similar word all the time?

    • Liv says:

      I don’t know if he’s dumb or not, but you have to give him some credit. They met when he was 18, she probably influenced him big time. When was he supposed to make own experiences and have an interesting life? You can’t blame him that she’s the only interesting thing about him.

  9. Tessa says:

    She’s still hanging on to a somewhat young and vibrant look. But she’s 46, she WILL start to look and feel older. It’s a natural progression of life. You slow down, you get older. Aaron is only 23! He’s a kid. I’m sorry, this isn’t 10-15 years age difference. It’s a 23 year age difference. It’s going to effect them eventually.

    • Cazzee says:

      Yes, 23 years is a big gap in life experience and right now she is definitely the ‘senior’ partner in the relationship.

      I wish them the best of luck; they seem genuinely into each other and they have made the commitment to be together. But ten years from now when he is 33 and she is 56…he might just grow up and want his freedom. It’s isn’t a gender role thing, it’s a developmental issue. The younger person matures and the dynamic changes not always in a manner that the older partner wants. I’ve seen it happen in big age difference relationships before.

      • Tessa says:

        Right. He’s a kid. They met when he was imo still a developing child. He was like 17 flipping years old, and this cool arty older woman wanted to jump him. Cut to now, they have three kids and are married. Cut to ten years from now when he’s a fully developed man- emotionally, physically, and mentally? What is he legitimately going to think of her? Is their dynamic going to be the same? Will she still be the teacher, the leader, the “boss”? She started as his boss quite literally as his director.

        I am not so “Oh they’re so cute” about this couple. If this was my brother or my friend, I would be concerned and upset. If this was a teen girl and a much older man, people wouldn’t find it cute. I don’t find it cute. It’s Aaron’s life, but really, it’s not something I would want for someone in my life. I would want my young brother to live a little before he married someone 23 years his senior and started raising three kids with her.

      • Dani says:

        Does that logic work for those of us who married our childhood sweethearts too? Oh my poor put upon husband, I shall expect his cry for freedom at…………age 33.

        Except we are in our early 40s now and I still have yet to receive his Sow The Seed manifesto. Many of my friends who married much later HAVE though. Marrying an older man wont keep him interested in you, lol. It wont even increase or decrease the odds. Conformist age gaps dont guard against longing for freedom when a marriage is bad.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @dani, I married my high school sweetheart too. Started dating when I was 16 and we’ve been together 17 years. I think the difference between people like us, and the Taylor-Johnson’s, is the power dynamic. Two 16 year olds grow and experience similar stages of life together and they’re, more or less, equals. People who couple with those 20 years their junior seem to be looking for someone simple and easy to control. Someone who is emotionally pliable and can be more easily influenced to do what the older, more experienced person wants and likes. I think this is true of both men and women and I happen to find it weak and insecure for much older people to prey on those who haven’t developed a sense of self yet.

      • Tia says:

        Morticians do it better, I know you are a veteran in these here parts but I would take you more seriously if you had chimed in these pearls of wisdom in the thousands of stories over the years about older men and younger women. Or maybe you have been conditioned to keep silent in those instances because it “normal”.

        Hell, even those who do comment on those articles are doing so to state that the young woman is a gold digger prowling for security. I dont see anyone dismissing this guy as a gold digger. But ofcourse the female in the equation is still being accused of prowling.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @Tia, I’m certain I HAVE chimed in to say something similar (particularly on the Hefner threads). It makes no difference to me whether the older person is male or female. You speak as if you’ve taken careful stock of all my posts, yet you know very little about them. Furthermore, it’s of little consequence how seriously you take me. However, it sounds as if there is something about me you dislike and are attempting to start an argument with me over some misperception you have about my character. Also it’s MDI DEADER.

      • Tia says:

        Lol. Heffner has a seventy plus year difference with his gfs. How is that even remotely relevant here? Or is this a case 5 male years equals 1 female year. So that you give a man who is say 5 years older the same rope as a woman who is 1 year older than her mate.

        And no its not personal when you get called out over internalised misogyny. Maybe its even an opportunity to grow *gasp

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @Tia-You’re off-base. Mort is usually front-and-center, pointing out gender double-standards and is the first to call out what she perceives to be sexism.

        Take the gender factor out of the equation because her point was about age differences ONLY. Her comment was about the power dynamic being uneven when there is that large of an age gap, and that dynamic favoring the person who is more experienced. It’s not just about being more perspicacious-with age often comes money, status, and influence.

        I’m not saying I’m in 100% agreement with Mort (personally, I think there can always be exceptions), but I think it’s an astute observation and an important point that she made. Really, it has nothing to do with gender or sexism at all.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I’ve never known Mort to hold back on saying ANYTHING and I’m pretty sure she was front and center on a lot of those Courtney Stodden/Icky Gross Man threads.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        Thank you @paranormal and @the original kitten, your observations mean a lot. Particularly because you’re both witty, well accomplished feminists who would, undoubtedly, take me to task if i were the raging misogynist @Tia claims i am.

        @paranormal, perhaps I’ll need to hire you for some intense psychotherapy to get over this horrible self loathing ;)

        @Tia, I don’t know why my statement struck such a chord with you, but you’re SO off base it’s laughable. Your responses are pedestrian at best, and it appears as though you are the one who has some growing up to do. Now commence mean girling under the guise of feminism!

      • Izzy says:

        “I think this is true of both men and women (from Mort’s comment above)

        Tia, learn how to read. Also, read up on the actual definition and correct use of the word “misogyist.” Her comment was specifically NOT related to one particular gender over the other.

        Mort, you’re spot on as usual.

        SMDH

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        Thank you Izzy! Yet another intellectual has come to my defense! I’m so glad you ladies see me for what I truly am. The support from you ladies has trumped the mean girling from Tia, a true show of solidarity. Thank you.

      • Cirque28 says:

        @Tia: Since Mort engages in many lively conversations here, it seems bizarre (and unnecessarily aggro) to say she’s been “conditioned to keep silent.” For the life of me, I don’t get this thing of accusing people of commenting on the wrong posts or not on the right posts or whatever. We comment where/when we comment. For most of us, it has more to do with time constraints than anything.

        And on topic:

        I’ve known my ex-H since we were teenagers, divorced in our late 30′s when he met a much older woman. What point that proves about ATJ, I don’t know, except maybe that love is quite fragile or can become so.

  10. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    I loved the list of things, which are – in his mind, attractive about his wife and the part about independent women but I wish he didn’t suffer from the KStew-like inability to give an interview without inserting the f-word in the most random places. He is much more articulate and thoughtful than her (but who isn’t?) and that’s why her f-bomb-filled sentences seem to be worse than his, but still. What’s the point? It’s not cool, it’s not edgy, those interviews are part of his job and all that swearing seems unprofessional and annoying.

  11. London lady says:

    I almost missed them both once in a store in London. They seemed totally 100 percent normal.

  12. Andrea says:

    He’s very young but whatever it takes to start getting people to stop treating older men/younger women as “normal” and older women /younger men as “cougar” is something I support.

    I’m so sick of the double standard with women, men and age.

    • fingerbinger says:

      People are treating an older woman younger man relationship as normal. If this were a 46 yr old man and a 23yr old woman every other comment on here would be about how he’s a pervert and she’s a golddigger. No one one on this thread would be saying “he’s a lucky guy”. I’m reading she’s so lucky he is mature and knows what he wants. I want to read the same comments on a Johnny Depp & Amber Heard thread. Similar age difference, met on the set of a movie ,and an overlapping relationship.

      • Dee says:

        and @ Tessa above.
        I agree with you. I am personally not against May-december romances, but i do think their success is more of exception than the norm. What does on consider a successful relationship today? I believe it’s the one for life, not just the 3-5 years which has sort of become the Hollywood upper limit.
        The reason why such romances are not popular and even generally frowned upon are reasonable and practical. Couple who are relatively closer in age also find it difficult to sustain the relationship over a period of time, but i think such age-mis-matched couple face even low odds of success. That’s simply because at different ages, out thinking, priorities, growth is different and only a couple which grows together tends to stay together in the long run, IMO.

      • MegG says:

        Fingerbinger- I totally agree with you

  13. Cazzee says:

    Good for them! I hope they make it.

  14. Jennifer12 says:

    I like this guy- really sexy and smart, and I like that he wasn’t looking for the typical LA chick. But I have to agree; let’s see their marriage in 5 years. She’s really, really lucky to have been able to have 2 kids with him, but well into her 50s while he’s in his 20s is a major difference.

  15. Trudy says:

    Or he may be gay and she is a beard.

  16. Acrazy says:

    I find him incredibly sexy. I’m mad he is so into her because he is unavailable, and because it doesn’t matter to him she is much older and odd looking. Lucky her!

  17. pretty says:

    omg he’s so hot. he looked like a homeless man when he had long hair but whoo!!! the second picture is just… wow

  18. Nancy says:

    It won’t last in the long wrong unfortunately.

  19. Ari says:

    lol yes quicksilver is magnetos son and has been for decades im sorry for laughing im just a big comic book nerd and im apologizing again the WTF? made me laugh actually not the actual fact

  20. Leah says:

    Its not just that she is older its that she was never a great beauty too. She was never a hot older woman the type that young guys find attractive so it must really be love.

  21. Rachel says:

    I still think he’s going to wake up one morning and realize he’s made a mistake. The fact that he said he hates “playing younger” definitely signals a deeper struggle – like he’s desperate to grow up and his older wife and children are apart of that.

  22. Post-Its says:

    I’m sure some people will disagree with me, but I think 23 is way too young to be married with two kids.

    • Decloo says:

      I agree in theory but take into account that these are not two people living in the middle of nowhere with dead-end jobs and nothing exciting in their lives. This couple is traveling the world (in first class) and making movies which is all pretty cool. It’s not like his youth has been stolen because he’s had to be a breadwinner with oppressive responsibilities at a very young age.

  23. janie says:

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… I think there’s a lot more there than we give credit to. The only thing that bothers me, is he was 17? That’s a little disconcerting almost creepy.

  24. sirsnarksalot says:

    I think the reason that society generally gives the older man a pass in the older/younger relationships is because women’s attractiveness is based on youth. So as a woman gets older she is automatically seen as less and less attractive. Therefore people wonder what the hell could a young man be interested in?! Meanwhile a man can get or stay attractive well into his senior years and his verility isn’t questioned. It’s really sexist and unfair. Older women can be hot (Helen Mirren, ahem) and society needs to update its thinking on the subject. A woman’s value is so much more than youthful looks and childbearing hips.

  25. bluecalling says:

    so many great comments but yeah, his young age at the time they started dating to he literally seeing himself through her, always (which is understandable, he is basically being formed as a person as he is with her) is the issue. I am now witness to a similar situation, this one the man is older, and yes, just as jarring. but they’re happy so as long as their action does not impede mine, do you.

  26. Esti says:

    This interview was very sweet and they seem happy, but I am still skeeved out by this. If they met NOW and starting dating, I wouldn’t care a bit — but they got together when he was 17 or 18 and she was his boss. I am not cool with that, and I seriously doubt that most people making positive comments about their relationship would say the same if Darren Aronofsky or Christopher Nolan picked up a barely-legal actress on the set of their next film.

    • Dee says:

      If this happened to a 17-18 year old girl, we would think it’s predatory. Yet the same protection and concern is not given to the boys, who probably need it more.
      TBH, such a situation would give me the Christian Grey- Elena vibes and that’s not good at all.

      • A says:

        If by “We” you mean celebitchy then yes, maybe, but the mainstream (who make up the majority)would not think like that. To the mainstream, older man/younger woman is ‘normal’ and ‘okay’ whereas an older woman/younger man is considered to be disgusting and predatory.

      • FingerBinger says:

        That’s why so many of these comments of support seem disingenuous. If this were a man under the exact same circumstances with the exact same scenario he would be called a predator and a pervert. @A I’ve never heard an older woman dating a younger man called a predator, that’s B.S. People might look at her little funny, but she isn’t called a predator she is called a ‘cougar.’

    • A says:

      That’s funny to me since the only thing I think is disingenuous are the people who say “I think this is wrong” and then say something like “And I would think the same if it was an older man with a younger woman!” – Yet, you never see these people commenting when it’s an older man with a younger woman. It’s usually *crickets* from them.

      What people like myself object to is the blatant double standard.
      lol I literally laughed out loud when you said “she isn’t called a predator, she’s called a cougar”, as if that’s any better….don’t you know what cougars are? Go to any gossip site that isn’t celebitchy and tell me there is no double standard. You’re delusional if you think older woman/younger man couples are accepted and treated the same way older men with younger women are.

      • Esti says:

        Yes, there’s a double standard about older men/younger women vs. older women/younger men. But that doesn’t mean that we should applaud a 40-something woman hooking up with a 17 year old boy who is working for her.

        I also think you’re missing the point of the predator vs. cougar distinction. Yes, both of them are criticisms of the woman — but the more common one, “cougar”, is only focused on how the woman is perceived as desperate (which is obviously stupid, but that’s not the point here). It doesn’t criticize her for exploiting a very young man; in general, society is a lot less open to the idea that younger men can even be exploited. THAT was the point of the distinction.

        And yes, I also criticize older men with much younger women, including those relationships that are a lot less skeezy than this (like Leo or Bradley, in their late 30s, with women in their early 20s). But this post isn’t about them.

    • Kloops says:

      THIS. He was a teenager with limited life experience, she was his boss with considerably more life experience. They now have two children together. I think it was predatory of her and while their relationship may have evolved into a more equal power structure it did not start out that way. That’s skeevy no matter how they spin it. I

  27. Suzy from Ontario says:

    I think he was way too young when they got involved. I do think he is committed and they seem happy but she skeeves me out. He was a child and I really doubt he knows himself very well despite how mature he sounds. I think back to myself at that age, and I really didn’t know myself. I thought I did, but… plus I have two sons who are 22 and 24 and while both are very mature in a lot of ways, in other ways they are still so young and so lacking in life experience and in knowing themselves. I would not want either of them marrying someone her age. Sorry. I know they sound happy and stuff, but male/female, female/male doesn’t matter to me, the age difference either way is, imo, too much. Maybe if he was in his 30′s when they got together, but he wasn’t even out of his teens!!

    • Miss Melissa says:

      I agree, that is their biggest hurdle. It’s not the age difference, it’s how young he was at the start.

      I am not the person I was at 17, 25 or 32. Life changes you. People can and do grow apart as time passes. It’s not about the age, it’s about life experience.

  28. Amanda says:

    He has always seemed like a pretty bizarre dude. But my God, is he beautiful…

  29. Vl says:

    I view it as grooming.

    Uncomfortable.

  30. Isabelle says:

    In Hollywood most relationships fail period. Age necessarily doesn’t matter when it comes to failed relationships in celebrity world. If Aaron was dating someone his own age, a same age relationships would have as much of a chance as his current one. If his marriage fails everyone will blame it on age difference. In reality Hollywood & fame itself are the monsters that destroys relationships & marriages.

  31. TheWendyNerd says:

    Yes, he’s Magneto’s son and twin brother of The Scarlet Witch. Except in The Ultimates universe where he and Wanda (Scarlet Witch) might be Wolverine’s kids.

  32. Reese says:

    It’s not so much the age difference that bothers me, it’s the fact that he was probably barely 18 when they met and started banging. That’s just too young to me. If there is still a ‘teen’ at the end of your age I’m gonna give a bit of a side eye to a 40+ year old who wants to take that home. Man or woman.

    Not thy those relationships can’t last. I mean Mary Kay and Ville are still going strong! But really…ick

    Sorry, I know it’s probably unpopular opinion around here so I’ll jut show myself to the door lol

  33. Mello D says:

    You can’t knock the work she’s done in her craft but every time I look at this bitch I see nothing but a pedophile. She was fucking him when he was 17 and I understand that he appears to be happily married but I’m not here for these to as a couple… Sorry. (And I’m not just saying that because I wanna shove my titties in Aaron Johnson’s mouth)

  34. LovesGossip says:

    This KID needs to grow the eff up! Age doesn’t matter to him? Age WILL matter in probably the next ten years or so when his wife looks like grandma and has to wear Depends undergarments (plastic surgery can only do so much). Right NOW he thinks he is oh so cool to be with an older woman. Personally, I find these May/December romances gross. Another example being Mary-Kate Olsen and her boyfriend Oliver Sarkozy.

  35. blah says:

    He talks like this around his mom? I mean, wife?

    Jokes aside, as long as he treats her properly and honors his wedding vows.

  36. Kelly says:

    This is totally that Canadian movie with Francois Arnaud…

  37. TG says:

    It doesn’t matter until it does.

  38. Isa says:

    While I don’t see this marriage lasting, most marriages in Hollywood end in divorce.
    At least they seem like they’re actually in love. People keep bringing up older male younger female relationships. They don’t really bother me either. The guy gets what he wants, a hot young woman and the woman gets a rich man with connections.
    I know people think she robbed him of his youth and that he hasn’t really got to live. But he has a beautiful family and a great career. He seems happy and has lots of experiences ahead of him. Your life doesn’t end when you get married and have kids.

  39. Chrissy says:

    To be honest, when these two first hooked up I thought it was cause of the leg up that she could give him in the industry. I don’t know if he is really that calculating, but I do think at least part of his success is due to her pulling strings. On her end, when they got together, hadn’t she just gotten over a messy divorce from her husband who left her? I wonder if banging a hot young thing was maybe her way of showing that men still find her desirable? Either way, I think it’s cool that they are going strong still. Maybe they might make it last…

  40. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Without all the hair I see Brian Austin Green.

  41. Smithers says:

    I’m convinced that part of what “wierds” people out is that Sam Taylor Wood is a woman not considered conventionally beautiful who has a young actor completely swooning over and wed to her. I bet that if Sam Taylor Wood looked more like Jennifer Connelly or Cate Blanchett, people wouldn’t be nearly as outraged or surprised. Eat your heart out, social mores!

    • MegG says:

      To everyone that said so what this worked for me/ my parents, you didn’t have this level of fame and the level of the opposite sex throwing themselves at him. That’ has something to do with it surviving. You weren’t also 17 with a 20 something age difference. I also find it odd because guys are encouraged to play around as long as possible. Of coarse if you’re female and did, you’d be labeled a slut.

  42. Kimmy says:

    23 years age difference is the same as between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard and i dont see the same type comments in the thread about amber heard. Apparently its not as outragous if the man is old enough to be the womans dad. Double standards much?

  43. Grant says:

    I think it will be very interesting to see where these two are at in five or ten years. In comparing the older woman/younger man with the older man/younger woman coupling model, I think it’s important to remember differences between men and women. I think it’s easier for a woman to be with one who is, shall we say, longer in the tooth because women (in general, not all the time) get more from romance and emotional compatibility. Men are, on the whole, quite visual creatures, which explains why so many older men seek out younger women. Because of this, I don’t think we can compare both situations in a vacuum. That being said, I’m not arguing that Aaron fits the mold of a stereotypical “male” but I think it remains undeniable that those kind of men exist. Just look at Ashton Kutcher.

  44. bsh says:

    I watched Kick Ass 2 last Saturday and IT IS violent. At some point it really shocked me.