Holland Taylor is aging like a fine wine, her girlfriend Sarah Paulson thinks.
Sarah and Holland made headlines in late November after they began dating, mainly because of the drastic age difference between the two of them.
Holland is 73. Sarah is 41.
The two haven't been shy about their romance on social media, but they hadn't spoken about it publicly to an official media outlet either. However, for the first time, Sarah openly talked about her feelings for her older girlfriend and it sounds serious.
"What I can say absolutely is that I am in love," she told the New York Times.
The couple met 10 years ago and, at the time, Sarah said she thought Holland was "probably the most exquisitely beautiful woman I'd ever seen."
Sarah has previously dated both men and women. She was previously in a 7-year relationship with actress Cherry Jones, who was 18 years older than her. She was once engaged to actor Tracy Letts, who is nine years her senior.
"There's a poignancy to being with someone older," she said. "I think there's a greater appreciation of time and what you have together and what's important."
"It puts a kind of sharp light mixed with a sort of diffused light on something. I can't say it any other way than there's a poignancy to it, and a heightened sense of time and the value of time."
The "People vs. OJ Simpson" actress said she understands that people are fascinated with her fluid sexual preferences.
"If my life choices had to be predicated based on what was expected of me from a community on either side, that's going to make me feel really straitjacketed, and I don't want to feel that," she explained.
She feels at ease with Holland. In fact, feelings aside, Sarah said she always enjoyed hanging around older people. She did so even as a child.
"I had a complicated home life, and my teachers, predominantly my theater teachers and my English teachers, were very dedicated to taking care of me in a particular way," she said.
"And in doing so, I think I developed a very easy rapport with people older than myself."
In January, Sarah and Holland made their red carpet debut at the Critics' Choice Awards.
A few hours earlier, Holland shared a behind-the-scenes snap of Sarah getting dolled up for the awards show.
Posting a photograph of Sarah, 41, in a dressing gown while wearing a face mask, the 73-year-old actress wrote, "She's b-a-a-ack. #CriticsChoice."
The duo have been appearing together on social media more and more lately. Last week, Sarah hopped on Twitter to wish Holland the "Happiest Birthday to @HollandTaylor my most favorite human," adding, "No one is more deeply grateful that you were born than I."
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