They raised eyebrows when they first got together in 2009, but Sam Taylor-Johnson and her actor husband Aaron seem more in love than ever.
The 50 Shades Of Grey director, 48, and her 24-year-old partner stepped out in New York for some quality time without their kids on Thursday.
And it seems her time at the helm of the erotic blockbuster has persuaded the former artists to show off her seductive side, if her daring outfit is anything to go by. Sam showed off her slender figure in a risque sheer black blouse, through which her bra could clearly be seen. She matched the retro number with a ’70s style pair of bootcut white pants, a biker jacket and a red suede bag.
Meanwhile, her Kick-Ass star partner opted for a Wild West vibe, wearing a suede coat, trilby, jeans and a sturdy pair of cowboy boots. The couple took a stroll hand-in-hand through NYC, before Aaron decided to get a bit cheeky, and playfully patted his wife’s pert derriere.
Sam looked thrilled with his PDA and beamed as they crossed the street. Aaron, who shares two daughters with Sam, recently opened up about how their marriage works despite the 24 year age difference. In an interview in Saturday’s Times magazine, he said:
‘I don’t notice it now – we just instinctively gel … People who know me call me Benjamin Button – they think I’m an old soul and she’s a young soul.’ Taylor-Johnson says he fell in love with Sam, the most commercially successful female film-maker in history after she directed Fifty Shades of Grey, which was released in February,
On the first day they met on the set of Nowhere Boy in 2009. After a whirlwind romance, the pair announced their engagement at the film’s premiere later that year. They married at Babington House in Somerset when Taylor-Johnson was 20, a move he says made ‘perfect sense’.
He tells the magazine: ‘I knew I wanted to be with her. I wanted kids, we had kids and I was really into that, taking time off and involving myself in the bubble of her pregnancy.’