Holland Taylor Reveals She’s Dating Younger Woman Rumored To Be Sarah Paulson
Holland Taylor opened up in a recent interview about her love life, which currently features a serious lesbian relationship with a younger woman who is thought to be fellow actress Sarah Paulson.
Holland Taylor Dating Sarah Paulson?
Taylor, who currently stars in the Broadway play Ripcord, ended up delving into aspects of her personal life while talking to WNYC. In the Q&A, the 72-year-old thespian admitted that for much of her life she’s avoided committing herself to a serious romantic relationship. Now, however, things have changed and she’s found someone – possibly Paulson – with whom she can imagine a marriage.
“I was always at a certain safe remove I think. No matter how much I might have loved a person, I was at some sort of a safe ground, still with a foot on my own island,” said Taylor, who revealed there was a shift in her thinking following her mother’s death several years ago. “I just suddenly got the sense that I was living a very shallow life. I had not had wonderful relationships. I had stayed very solo.”
Now that she’s in her current relationship, Taylor could not be happier. “It’s the most wonderful extraordinary thing that could have ever possibly happened in my life.”
“I haven’t been very much altered by my relationships because I think I’ve never had many that were very, that cut deeply into my life in the sense that I’ve never lived for long period of time with anyone, I mean, sort of, really linking my life to someone else, that has never been the way I have lived and it’s somewhat the way I’m living now and at my age it’s quite interesting,” Taylor elaborated. “It’s quite a learning curve. Cause I’m in that sort of relationship now. And I’m lucky to have the opportunity to.
Though Taylor candidly stated that this relationship – like the majority of her relationships in the past have been lesbian – was with a women, she was not inclined to discuss her sexual identity in great detail, nor did she want to name the woman she has been seeing.
“I haven’t come out because I am out,” said Taylor. “I live out.”
Taylor further stated that the topic of marriage has been discussed with her younger partner – but that should they decide to tie the knot, she would prefer to keep the details of the nuptials private.
“Given my generation it would not be something that would automatically occur to me. But she’s mentioned it because just from a spiritual point of view, from a heart point of view, as a deed that has a very rich symbolic gesture to it, it has its attraction,” Taylor admitted. “But it’s been a very casual conversation at this point. But it’s not — it would be a very private thing. I would not do that publicly. But as a symbol, as a pledge, as a plighting one’s troth I would see it — that it would be a wonderful thing to do.”
While Taylor was tight-lipped about the identity of her girlfriend, it’s widely been speculated that the Two and a Half Men actress has been dating American Horror Story star Paulson, 40. They have been dating for months, sources have confirmed to People.
Paulson has previously dated Tony-award winning actress Cherry Jones.