Due to their age difference, celebrity couple Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson received intense scrutiny when they made their relationship public in the late 2010s. Nevertheless, they have gone ahead to prove that age is just a number with their enviable loving relationship that has lasted for over a decade. Over the years, they have worked as a team, supporting each other’s careers, and have collaborated on a handful of acting projects.
Aaron, who started acting right from childhood, is popularly recognized for playing roles in mega-hit movies such as Kick-Ass (2010) and Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014). His better half is equally a star in her own right, as she has her artistic works hung in museums across the globe. These works have sold for outrageous amounts at auctions. Aaron and Sam have accumulated significant wealth from their successful efforts, however, one is financially better off than the other.
Sam Taylor-Johnson is Richer Than Her Actor Husband
With Sam Taylor-Johnson beginning her career in 1993, it’s not a surprise that she has made more wealth than her heartthrob. She sits on an estimated net worth of $20 million while Aaron has an estimated total wealth of $16 million, thus, putting their combined net worth at $36 million.
Over the years, the multitalented artist has additionally supplemented her earnings by working as a photographer and filmmaker. She has also dropped three singles in collaboration with Pet Shop Boys. They are titled “Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus” (2003), “Love to Love You Baby” (2003), and “I’m in Love with a German Film Star” (2008). Aaron, on the other hand, has mostly had film roles throughout his thriving career. He still has some upcoming projects in his portfolio, and will also debut as a producer in one of the movies. Hence, his estimated fortune would definitely step up in the coming years.
Sam’s Successful Career as an Artist and Filmmaker
Sam Taylor-Johnson first attained fame in the early 1990s when she exhibited fine art photography. She then made multi-screen video work her major focus after exhibiting her work, Killing Time in 1994. She followed it up by producing other video works titled Pent-Up and Travesty of a Mockery two years later. In that same 1996, she organized her first solo exhibition shows in the United Kingdom at the Chisenhale Gallery from September through October. As a result of her excellent artistic skills, the dexterous photographer bagged the Illy Café Prize for Most Promising Young Artist at the Venice Biennale in the year 1997.
In 1998, Sam gained a nomination for the annual Turner Prize. She was hired by the National Portrait Gallery in 2002 to design a video portrait of David Beckham. She eventually garnered international recognition for creating Crying Men which features some Hollywood elites crying. They include Paul Newman, Robin Williams, Daniel Craig, and Sean Penn.
Making headway in the film industry, Sam Taylor-Johnson landed her first feature film directorial work – Nowhere Boy in 2008. The movie was critically acclaimed and had moderate success at the box office, grossing $6.6 million on a budget of £1.2 million. She then served as the director of the 2015 erotic romantic drama film, Fifty Shades of Grey which was a commercial success. It earned over $569 million in theatres on a budget of $40 million. Subsequently, the award-winning artist worked as the director and executive producer of two episodes of the TV series, Gypsy (2017), and served as a co-writer and director of A Million Little Pieces (2018). More so, she is set to work as a director and producer of the upcoming film, Rothko. For her contribution to art, Sam was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the year 2011.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Acting Career Has Spanned Over Two Decades
The Golden Globe-winning actor made his acting debut at the age of six, appearing in a stage production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. He later had a role in another play, All My Sons in 2000. In that same year, the young actor made his film debut in The Apocalypse. He moved on to feature in several other movies from 2001 to 2007. They include Tom & Thomas, Behind Closed Doors, Shanghai Knights, The Thief Lord, The Illusionist, Dead Cool, and The Best Man.
In 2008, Aaron became immensely popular following his portrayal of Robbie Jennings in Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging. He then attained celebrity status after playing John Lennon in Nowhere Boy (2009) and David “Dave” Lizewski/Kick-Ass in the superhero movie, Kick-Ass (2010). The latter earned $96.2 million in ticket sales at theatres across the globe on a budget of $28 million – $30 million. The protean actor later reprised his role in Kick-Ass in the sequel in 2013 and then starred in two blockbusters in 2014 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Godzilla. While the former earned $714.4 million in theatres on a budget of $170 million – $177 million, the latter grossed $529 million on a budget of $160 million.
For his amazing depictions in Nocturnal Animals, Aaron Taylor-Johnson won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, and a Virtuosos Award for Best Supporting Actor. He further scored roles in The Wall (2017), Outlaw King (2018), A Million Little Pieces (2018), and Tenet (2020). He is set to appear in the upcoming film, The King’s Man (2021).
Aaron is 23 Years Younger Than Sam Taylor-Johnson Who Was Born in 1967
The Thief Lord actor was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England on June 13th, 1990. His birth name is Aaron Perry Johnson and his parents are Robert and Sarah Johnson. Aaron studied drama, singing, acrobatics, jazz at the Jackie Palmer Stage School situated in High Wycombe. On the other hand, his significant other attended Goldsmiths, University of London. She was born in Croydon, London, England as Samantha Louise Taylor-Wood to parents David and Geraldine Taylor-Wood on March 4th, 1967. Hence, there exists a 23 year age gap between Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
The Celebrity Couple Are Enjoying Marital Bliss
Despite their love life attracting public scrutiny as a result of the very big age gap of 23 years between them, Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson have one of the great love stories in Hollywood. Not only have they kept the sparks burning bright for over a decade, but the cute couple also enjoys working as a team both in their personal life and professional life. They fell in love in 2008 while working together on Nowhere Boy which Sam directed. Although they kept things professional throughout the film production period, the Kick-Ass star proposed to the love of his life exactly one year after he met her on the set of the aforementioned movie. He was aged 19 while Sam was 42.
After three years of engagement, the lovebirds exchanged marital vows on June 21st, 2012 at the Babington House, Sunset. While this is the first marriage for Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Sam had previously married art dealer Jay Jopling with whom she shares two daughters. The famed director also has two daughters with Aaron; Wylda Rae (born in 2010) and Romy Hero (born in 2012). The pair are relishing a loving marital life of over eight years and are still going strong.
Quick Comparison Between Aaron and Sam Taylor-Johnson
|Aaron Taylor-Johnson||Sam Taylor-Johnson|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches (1.8 m)||5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m)|
|Net Worth||$16 million||$20 million|
|Nicknames||Aaron Johnson||Sam Taylor-Johnson|
|No. of Acting Credits||40+||14 (As a director)|
|Highest-Grossing Film||Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – Grossed $1.4 billion||Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) – Grossed $569.7 million|
|No. of Golden Globe Wins||1||Nil|