20-year-old Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson welcomed baby daughter Wylda Rae yesterday with his director fiance Sam Taylor-Wood. The couple has been laying low for the last month, but Kick-Ass co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse confirmed the birth on his Twitter yesterday, writing, “Aaron Johnsons baby was born!! So exciting!”
Aaron and Sam, who already has two daughters from an earlier marriage, became a scandalous couple after meeting on the set of the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy. 43-year-old Sam directed teenage Aaron in the film, and news of her pregnancy started making British tabs as Aaron’s international popularity grew with the release of Kick-Ass this spring. The couple, who are camera shy (that’s them photographed early last month at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London), plan to wed.
Although Aaron has spoken about how happy he is in his personal life, he has to keep his career going — if for no other reason then to support his growing family. He was recently passed over as the lead in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot, but his thriller Chatroom debuted at Cannes and a Kick-Ass sequel is in the works.
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Update: Ain’t It Cool News has an inside scoop saying today is Johnson’s lucky day – he’s “100%” locked in to play Cyclops in the new Matthew Vaughn X-Men adaptation…a rumor that’s been circulating for months now.