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Holland Taylor Opens Up About Her Relationship With Sarah Paulson, And Why They Went Public

Holland Taylor Opens Up About Her Relationship With Sarah Paulson, And Why They Went Public
August 20, 2020 - 21:02 / Amanda Stanford

Holland Taylor isn't shying away when it comes to her love life! She and her famous girlfriend Sarah Paulson have been together since 2015, but the couple has only recently started opening up about their lives, and Taylor is sharing why!

Sarah Paulson has been in countless TV series and movies over the last few years, making her one famous face we can't forget! Holland Taylor has opened up about what it's like dating someone that famous, despite being a private person.

Taylor has revealed that their life together has been public, whether she wants it that way or not, and goes on to share what that means for the couple.

A public relationship for a private person

Holland Taylor is opening up about what it's been like dating someone so famous and in the public's eye when she's much more private herself.

The 77-year-old confirmed that they were dating back in 2015, but only recently started talking about what their relationship looks like behind closed doors.

Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

Opening up to The Advocate, Taylor revealed that it's been a challenge being so public when she's private, but that she's proud of her girlfriend for her wide success in Hollywood.

"The relationship with Sarah became so public because she’s an enormous star and I was somewhat well known," she said.

"It became a news event and so I wasn’t going to deny it," she added.

When it came to when she felt comfortable coming out, Taylor said it was something that she never really had to think about.

"I think I was about 29 or 30 when I had my first relationship with a woman," she said. "But I didn’t talk about it per se. It would never have occurred to me to talk about my personal life in an interview anyway."

"When I started to be known, it was just a subject that never came up in a sense that no one would ask me," she continued. "I don’t know why no one would ask me, but they didn’t. And I don’t know what I would have said. It’s so funny. I can’t really remember any anxiety about that. I had not been in a relationship for a very long time."

Taylor also said that she's not a fan of labels, and prefers to be known for who she is, rather than what her sexuality may be.

"Well, if you said, ‘What is your sexuality?’ I’d say I’m gay," she said.

"I really don’t like the definitions. I just feel like I’m a person. It’s not the major defining thing of my life. It’s not defining. I’m a human being. That’s defining," she added.

The happy couple has been quarantining together during the pandemic, and have been trying to keep themselves busy while the world hunkers down.