If you're a fan of Two and a Half Men, you'll be familiar with the long-serving Grand Dame of the show, Holland Taylor. As rich, witty, bisexual matriarch Evelyn Taylor, Holland has brought a lot of heart to the show for over 100 episodes... and now, at the grand age of 72, she's opened up to WNYC about her off-screen love life.
"I feel very very shy of it. Most of my relationships have been with women and I don’t like talking about them because I don’t like talking about the politics of it all because I’m not political about it.
I’d like to be able to just say that, without having to stop and say, ‘So have you come out? No, I haven’t come out because I am out. I live out.”
Good for you, Holland! Similar sentiments were recently expressed by American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson, 40, whom Holland is rumored to be dating.
The pair are widely thought to be dating by their fans, and they responded with love when Holland posted this gorgeous picture of Sarah Paulson at an event they attended together in November, simply captioned 'When captions fail...'
The comments from fans are unanimously positive, praising the rumored couple with remarks like 'YOU TWO ARE QUEENS,' 'she is strikingly beautiful, you're so lucky!' and 'Lovely! Hope you both had a great time.'
While Holland Taylor did not confirm that she is dating Sarah Paulson specifically, the rumor mill and fan reaction seems to hold their partnership as widely acknowledged. Taylor continued her interview with WNYC by addressing the age-gap question head-on:
"There’s a very big age difference between us which I’m sure shocks a lot of people, and it startles me, but as they say, ‘If she dies, she dies.”
Trust Holland Taylor to have a great sense of humor about it. And, if Taylor really is dating American Horror Story Supreme Sarah Paulson then she probably doesn't have anything to worry about; Sarah dated 24 star Cherry Jones – 19 years her senior – for 5 years, so clearly loves an older woman.
This is one Hollywood power couple I can definitely root for. With Paulson's incredible, versatile stage presence and Holland's formidable acerbic wit, they must make a killing at celeb events. Oh, and Sarah's a wonderful singer, too!
Dream dinner party guests, the pair of them... Holland Taylor added that, although 'it would be a very private thing,' she's open to the idea of marriage in the future.
"I would not do that publicly. My relationship is with a woman, and I have not- 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."
Awww! I love a wedding... especially if it's between two of my favorite TV stars!