Sarah Paulson & Holland Taylor Are Dating And I Love It

The last 5-6 days have been a cesspool of terribleness, between the two mass shootings in Colorado Springs and San Bernardino, and, you know, this whole depressing shitshow with James Deen — but there is tiny ray of sunshine peeking through the clouds, encouraging us to carry on. Sarah Paulson, the best thing on every season of “American Horror Story” and a great actress in general, and Holland Taylor, a divine thespian and badass woman in her right, are dating.

Paulson is 40, while Taylor is 72, and because I am obviously a sexist, this 32-year age difference – which would probably make me wrinkle my nose were it between an older man and a younger woman — for some reason delights me. The two have been dating for six months and have even walked a few red carpets together, though their romantic relationship was unknown until now. Taylor came out only recently, during a radio interview with WNYC, while Paulson has been open but low profile about her bisexuality and dated actress Cherry Jones for five years. Taylor indicated that things were getting serious with her new girlfriend (she didn’t name Paulson), telling WNYC that they’re even starting to talk about marriage.

“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 said. “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.”

Us Weekly was the first to confirm that Paulson was the “she” in question, but Holland had left a few hints. Back on November 17, she tweeted the following photo of her lovely girlfriend:

So cute. I bet they go to the theater, and antiquing, and stay up late at night reading each other, like, Susan Sontag. Maybe love isn’t dead after all. [Us Weekly]