Sam Taylor-Johnson’s marriage to art curator Jay Jopling came with its share of problems.
Taylor-Johnson, 50, reflected on her severe alcoholism in a one-on-one with Sunday Times Magazine. “I would drink to blackout most nights,” she said. “I would say I was an alcoholic, I put myself in supremely dangerous situations.”
The “50 Shades” director was married to Jopling from 1997 to 2008, but it was in 2001 that Taylor-Johnson started reevaluating her choices. She began sobering up after recovering from colon and breast cancer.
These days, Taylor-Johnson is happily married to Aaron Taylor-Johnson who is 24 years her junior. Their relationship was scrutinized when they first went public, but the two have two children together and are living the life!
“He was very intense and absolutely mind made-up,” she said of her first encounter with Aaron, 18 at the time, on the set of 2009’s “Nowhere Boy”.
“We’re in such sync. We spend every minute of every day together.”