It is one of Hollywood’s most stable, albeit unlikely, marriages.
Now Aaron Taylor-Johnson has revealed that he is so engrossed in his home life with wife Sam that he often considers quitting acting altogether.
The Nocturnal Animals star, 26, shares two daughters – Wylda Rae, six, and Romy Hero, four – with the artist-turned-director, and admits his most important role to date is fatherhood. In a brooding shoot for Mr Porter magazine, the hunky actor says: ‘I get more fulfilment from being a father than I do from being an actor. I’m still constantly wanting to give it up.’
Aaron – who first met his wife as she took the helm of Beatles biopic Nowhere Boy in 2009 – reveals to the magazine that he relishes his time away from the film set and spending time at home, cooking for his kids and working on the garden. He and Sam are set to work together again on the big screen adaptation of a mystery book they have bought the rights to.
But despite their millions and access to the good life, Aaron is adamant he finds happiness in the small stuff – romantic gestures to his partner, who he says he feels completely in ‘sync’ with. Talking about Valentine’s Day in the Taylor-Johnson household, he said: ‘Mamma got a dozen on Valentine’s Day. The other girls got half a dozen each.’
And when it comes to ongoing interest in the 26 year age gap between the couple, Aaron is adamant he pays it no mind.
‘I don’t really analyse our relationship,’ he continues. ‘I just know that it works.
‘I just feel secure and loved and safe. We have this very deep connection. We’re just in synch.’