Stephanie Parkes For Mailonline
Daily Mail Reporter
07:09 EST, 6 June 2015
07:15 EST, 6 June 2015
Sam Taylor-Johnson was smiling as she arrived on a flight from New York City to Los Angeles’ LAX airport on Friday.
And the 48-year-old had good reason to look happy after she was pictured the day before enjoying a romantic date with her husband Aaron, 24.
Following the loved-up day, Sam was positively beaming as she carried her hand-luggage through the airport and out into sunny California.
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Jet-setting: Sam Taylor-Jonson was smiling as she arrived on a flight from New York City to Los Angeles’ LAX airport on Friday. After she had enjoyed a romantic night-out with hubby Aaron the night before
She was wearing a black jumper and faded blue jeans for the journey, opting to carry a leather jacket as a cover up.
The Fifty Shades of Grey director wore her hair in a natural side parting and chose minimal make-up, covering her eyes with tortoiseshell aviators.
Going for a fashionable edge, Sam painted her nails for the outing and highlighted her ring fingernail with red polish while the others were black.
Despite rumours that their relationship wouldn’t last because of their age-gap, Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are still going strong after six years of marriage.
Cool and casual: The Fifty Shades of Grey director wore her hair in a natural side parting and chose minimal make-up, covering her eyes with tortoiseshell aviators
So much so that on a romantic stroll in NYC on Thursday, the 50 Shades Of Grey director and her husband got their picture taken by a professional photographer.
It was unclear if they were taking part in a shoot for a magazine, or if the snapper had caught them at an opportune moment.
The photographer was seen holding a picture he had taken of the couple, as they posed for another.
Earlier in the day Sam was seen in a racy outfit, appearing to be inspired the erotic blockbuster she helped turn from page to screen.
Looking good: Going for a fashionable edge, Sam painted her nails for the outing and highlighted her ring fingernail with red polish while the others were black.
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.
Picture perfect! Sam Taylor-Johnson, 48, and husband Aaron, 24, get their portrait taken while on a romantic stroll in NYC
Planned portrait? It was unclear if they were taking part in a shoot for a magazine, or if the snapper had caught them at an opportune moment
Still so in love: When they first got together in 2009, thanks to their considerable age-gap, many thought it wouldn’t last
Stylish pair: Sam was dressed in a pair of tight-fitting leather trousers for the trip out
Loved up: Sam Taylor-Johnson and her husband Aaron enjoyed a romantic stroll through New York on Thursday
Cheeky! The 24-year-old Kick Ass star couldn’t keep his hands off his 48-year-old wife and playfully patted her behind as they crossed the street
She’s pleased: The 50 Shades Of Grey director looked thrilled with her husband’s PDA
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.
Well heeled: Sam looked sensational in a retro ensemble of sheer black blouse teamed with white bootcut trousers, while Aaron opted for a Wild West vibe in hat, suede jacket and cowboy boots
Going strong: The pair raised eyebrows with their romance after falling for each other on the set of 2009’s Nowhere Boy, but Aaron insists it ‘just works’
Date night: That evening, the couple attended the Gucci and Alessandro Michele Supper Party
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.’
Fun night out: The couple – with Sam dolled up and Aaron dressed down – posed alongside a friend
Moving on: Sam became the most commercially successful female filmmaker in history after she directed Fifty Shades of Grey, but has decided not to return to direct the follow-ups