Aaron Johnson is the latest young Hollywood actor dating a cougar, and his relationship with Sam Taylor-Wood trumps that of everyone’s favorite duo that gets attention for their age differences, ultimate cougar (er, puma) Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, by quite a few years. So just how much older is Sam Taylor-Wood than Aaron Johnson, and how serious are the couple?
The Shocking Age Difference Between Aaron Johnson and Sam Taylor-Wood
At 47, Demi Moore is 15 years older than Ashton Kutcher, but that’s nothing compared to the 24-year age gap between Aaron Johnson and Sam Taylor-Wood. While the 19-year-old is causing a bit of a controversy with his movie ‘Kick-Ass’, a rated-R flick that portrays teens and pre-teens partaking in a whole lot of violence and swearing, his significant other is the director of movies like short film ‘Love You More’ and ‘Nowhere Boy’, where she met and fell for Aaron Johnson, who was playing a young John Lennon in the movie. Sam Taylor-Wood is also an artist/photographer that has survived two bouts with cancer (colon cancer and breast cancer), and she has two children aged three and thirteen from a previous marriage to art dealer Jay Jopling.
So How Serious are Aaron Johnson and Sam Taylor-Wood?
Aaron Johnson and Sam Taylor-Wood aren’t just dating; the two are engaged and living together, and Sam Taylor-Wood is seven months pregnant with his baby. So how do these two relate despite their very large age difference? Well, according to Aaron Johnson, he’s an old soul and she’s a young soul, so I guess the two just meet in the middle. Aaron Johnson also says that he’s not too nervous at becoming a dad, since he’s already a stepdad to Sam Taylor-Wood’s other two children.
Will Their Relationship Become As Big of a Deal as That of Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher?
Aaron Johnson is getting a lot of attention lately for his role in ‘Kick-Ass’, so it’s likely that there are a lot of fangirls out there disappointed to learn that he’s in such a serious relationship. But while the actor is well on his way to becoming a household name, his better half is far from being as well-known as Demi Moore, and if the duo stay away from Twitter, I don’t think their relationship will be under the microscope in the way that Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s is.
So is Their Age Difference a Bad Thing?
We may make a big deal out of couples with big age differences, but a number shouldn’t decide who we can be with and who we can’t (as long as both parties are 18 or older, of course), and as long as a couple is healthy and happy, who are we to judge? For all we know, their relationship could be ten times better than our own, and the two could truly live happily ever after and inspire others looking for love to not let their age limit them (plus their story would make one great future biopic for Sam Taylor-Wood to direct).