“I don’t let having been with a man make me think I am heterosexual, or make me want to call myself that, because I know I have been attracted to women — and have lived with women,” she carefully explained.
“So, for me, I’m not looking to define myself, and I’m sorry if that is something that is seen as a rejection of or an unwillingness to embrace in a public way, but it’s simply not.
Firm: Paulson has been dating Holland Taylor for over a year.
The actress has had to weather comments about their age difference (she's 41 while Holland is 73) and whether they should marry, but she is not letting the scrutiny get her down In love: The couple first met 10 years ago and Paulson described how she thought then that the veteran of The Practice and Two And a Half Men was 'probably the most exquisitely beautiful woman I’d ever seen' Styled by Anna Katsanis, Saraha Paulson looks senstational in the latest issue of NOTOFU magazine.
“I think there’s a greater appreciation of time and what you have together and what’s important, and it can make the little things seem very small.“There’s a very big age difference between us which I’m sure shocks a lot of people, and it startles me,” Taylor joked. Paulson famously dated Cherry Jones, 59, for five years and ended their courtship in 2009.Paulson talked about her sexuality to Pride Source in November, saying she doesn’t want to be labeled.Follow the link on the right to shop the current collection at Selfridges, or for more choice check out our edit of similar styles in the carousel below!Style with heels, a box clutch and a slick of red lippy for a sexy look that’s perfect for your next cocktail party!“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 said.“What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor.” As for the fact that she said she has never had a serious relationship with someone her own age, Paulson explained she has always found herself gravitating towards her elders: “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."What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor."The two actresses met at a dinner party about 10 years ago, but Paulson had been dating actress Cherry Jones—who is 18 years older than she— at the time.Despite her relationship status, Paulson admitted to the publication that she thought Taylor was "probably the most exquisitely beautiful woman I'd ever seen." A few years later they bumped into each other again, and ultimately began communicating via direct messages on Twitter. Reports that Paulson, 41, was dating Holland Taylor, 73, began to surface in early December after Taylor admitted that she was in a relationship with a woman and that it was the "most wonderful and extraordinary thing" that happened to her life.People began to notice her and Paulson's witty Twitter banter, but nothing was officially confirmed—until now."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," Paulson told the newspaper.