She hears it… and doesn’t care. Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson is married to a younger man—and she’s more in love than ever.
Taylor-Johnson met and fell in love with Aaron Taylor-Johnson on the set of 2008’s Nowhere Boy. At the time, the actor was cast as a young version of John Lennon. Four years later, the British couple married after welcoming their second child together.
Now 50, the filmmaker tells The Hollywood Reporter that she and her husband, 27, are solely focused on each other. “If I gave a second thought to other people, I would be the unhappiest person,” she said. “Probably still in a miserable marriage.”
The director’s first marriage to Jay Jopling lasted 11 years until they amicably parted ways in 2008. “People like to talk about it,” she acknowledged. “I’m like, ‘Yeah, but it works better than my last marriage.’ It’s lasted longer than a lot of my friends’ marriages.”
Aaron also spoke out about the relationship, telling THR: “I’m not her muse. I’m her husband.”
The Avengers: Age of Ultron actor added, “We’re already a team. We are already parents that run our house, so when we work together it’s the best.”