Sam & Aaron Taylor-Johnson celebrate their eight-year wedding anniversary

Aaron Johnson was only 17/18 years old when he met Sam Taylor Wood, a director/artist 23 years older than him. They fell in love quickly and they ended up having two daughters in quick succession and getting married (in that order). Sam is now 53-year-old Sam Taylor Johnson and Aaron is now 30-year-old Aaron Taylor Johnson (they took each other’s names). Their daughter Wylda Rae is 9 years old and Romy Hero is 8 years old. Sam posted the above Instagram celebrating her eight-year anniversary with Aaron this weekend.

Honestly? I didn’t think it would last. I didn’t think they would make it to eight years and beyond. I thought this would be a giant mess a few years after they married. But it wasn’t? For some reason, they do just work together as a couple. Aaron has said that he feels secure, loved and safe with Sam. She credited him with bringing “family values” into their relationship. And despite the fact that he barely had time to be legal adult, Aaron said that once he met Sam, “I knew I wanted to stop running.”

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Sam Taylor-Johnson and husband Aaron Taylor-Johnson arrive at the Los Angeles Special Screening Of Momentum Pictures' 'A Million Little Pieces' held at The London Hotel West Hollywood at Beverly Hills on December 4, 2019 in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Cal

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  1. S808 says:

    The way they came to be will never not be creepy and gross to me but congrats on 8 years I guess?

    • Alissa says:

      yeah, it really annoys me that she seems to get a pass for preying on a teenager but yet articles about Ben Affleck and Ana, for instance, always talk about the age difference negatively despite her being in her 30s.

      it doesn’t matter if they’ve been married for eight years, it’s gross that a thirty year old got together with a seventeen year old, even if the genders are reversed from the usual. 🤷‍♀️

      Soon Yi also says she feels loved in her relationship, and they’ve been together for what, almost thirty years now? Don’t see anyone going “but they just work together.” 😒

  2. Microsoft says:

    She really ruined fifty shades of grey when the book is better than movie. The thing is book itself is horrible with many mistakes but give it to sam she made the movie way worst than the book.

    • Sara says:

      I tried to watch it a few times when it was on HBO just to have a laugh. It was so boring, I fell asleep. Some credit does need to go to Dakota Johnson for being boring though.

  3. S2 says:

    Staying together says nothing about the healthiness or appropriateness of a relationship. Getting married doesn’t turn your affair with your secretary into a true love story, or make banging the nanny any more palatable.

    Woody Allen and Soon Yi have been married for 22 years. Doesn’t lessen the grossness of him sleeping with his defacto step-daughter a single bit.

    • LadySwampwitchGivesneauxfux says:

      Yea but Woody knew Soon-Yi as a child, he groomed her from a very young age. She was also the adopted daughter of his former partner, carrying on an affair behind her back. I would not characterize the two as the same. I’m not really sure what to think on this one except men do this all the time 🤷🏻‍♀️

      • Alissa says:

        from all accounts he didn’t start spending any any real time with her until she was about 17/18. still gets, and yes a different situation, but not THAT different.

        and yes, men do it all the time – and get lambasted by this site and the commenters here for it all the time. why does this couple get a pass just because the pursuer was female?

      • Original Jenns says:

        She was 40 and he was 17. We shouldn’t just “shoulder shrug” because men do this all the time. It’s wrong when men are predators, and it’s wrong when women are predators. Doesn’t matter how old the child is, or how old they say his soul was, or how much he experienced before meeting her (their excuses).

  4. Rae says:

    I am surprised too, but congratulations to them. His age at the time they got together is still very dodgy, but they both seem happy and I wish them the best.

  5. Seeker542 says:

    They do seem stable. The age difference now isn’t so bad, but…

    An older person took advantage of a much younger person with parental issues, and there will always be a power imbalance there. Being he was so young when they got together is forever gross to me.

    And before anyone judges me, I know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of an abusive relationship with an older and extremely immature person.

  6. Mtec says:

    My parents have been in a relationship for 38 years, they’re now separating. Longevity does not always equal a good relationship.

  7. Chelly says:

    When I was a teen and I was allowed to date, I threw my parents age gap in their faces constantly. Never mind the fact that they met when they were each consenting adults, all I saw was the age difference & never let them forget. “ITS NOT FAIR!!! Hes only 3 yrs older, DAD IS 7 YRS OLDER THAN YOU!!!!” Ugh. Kids do this, & some (a lot) WILL throw it back at you. I remind myself of this all the time when I get into relationships. Idk how I would approach this situation if they were my parents but I’m sure I’d find a way to demolish mama. Good luck them when their kids are teens

  8. Anonymous says:

    Bo Derek was preyed upon by John Derek when she was 16 and he was in his 40s. They ended up being married for over 20 years until he died, but that doesn’t negate the predatory aspect and exploitation their relationship was founded on and it didn’t make the relationship healthy. I don’t think Sam and Aaron are different from that situation in any meaningful way, honestly, and I think Sam is a predator.

    • Mtec says:

      I agree. He sounds like someone who was really lost and she took advantage of that. Sometimes it takes a long time to realize how we’ve been groomed to think we need our partner or that they’re our saviour.

      • Call_Me_Al says:

        This is gross. I’m about to turn 40, and to think of getting with one of my nephew’s 17 year-old friends in HIGH SCHOOL is disgusting. No matter how attractive, “experienced” or whatever, a 17 year-old is still a boy. A child.
        Nope. I like him, but she’s…a predator.

  9. detritus says:

    And Rene and Celine were married how long?

    The age gap isn’t the issue, the age and power difference when they started is.

  10. cheche says:

    Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau were married 14 years. Things seemed to be ok till they weren’t.

    • AmyB says:

      @cheche – EXACTLY!! And I think he has finally said that he realizes that the relationship was unhealthy and toxic, and that he was preyed upon at such a young, impressionable age. I am sure, when you are the one that is the victim in this dynamic, particularly if you are still in the midst of the relationship, it is difficult to comprehend this. Look at Courtney Stodden, who was married off to actor Doug Hutchinson, age 50 something, when she was merely 16 by her own parents! She was outspoken at the time that this was what she wanted. Now? She says she was preyed and used. I am sorry, vast age differences like that are not healthy IMO. When you take someone who is so young, still a teenager…that is not healthy. They are not adults yet and able to make full formed adult consenting decisions – and yes, there is a clear power imbalance.

      • cheche says:

        I think their daughters are now teens and as a father, his perspective shifted a bit.

  11. lucy2 says:

    I mean, good for them I guess if they’re happy, but I’ll never get past that he was a teenager when they got together.
    I’m the age she was when they met. I can’t imagine looking at a 17/18 y.o. boy and seeing anything but a child. Not to mention she was his director, so there was a big power imbalance there too.

  12. Yup, Me says:

    I hope they’re happy and healthy.

    All I know is that if my 17 year old son came home with a 40 year old woman, talking about being “in love”, she would be getting smacked all upside her head and face before being thrown out of my house.

    I believe in violence.

    • AMA1977 says:

      Same. And same goes for my daughter, too. They still don’t meet the “half your age plus 7″ rule and that is negated (IMO) if one of the parties was not of legal age when things started up. This is gross and abusive and should not be celebrated.

  13. Elizabeth says:

    I don’t know enough about their relationship to comment, but I can say that he looks rough. I wouldn’t actually guess he was that much younger!

  14. CherryL says:

    This is some real teenager grooming right there. It’s disgusting.