Sarah Paulson, 42, Discusses ‘Unconventional’ Relationship With Holland Taylor, 74


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Sarah Paulson wears sweater by Balenciaga and earring by Hirotaka. Photographed by Victor Demarchelierfor The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER.COM. All items can be purchased straight from the magazine pages via www.net-a-porter.com Victor Demarchelier; The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER.COM

It’s safe to assume that when Sarah Paulson, 42, and Holland Taylor, 74, began dating in 2015 they knew the relationship would raise a few eyebrows.

“My life choices are, um, unconventional,” Paulson revealed in a new interview with The Edit. “I’m with a much older person and people find that totally fascinating and odd, and, to me, it’s the last interesting thing about me. But I do feel a bit unconventional. I am a woman of a certain age who chose not to have children, and who has made my career my priority. I am the captain of my own ship, and I’ve never looked to anyone else to validate that, or tell me it’s okay.”

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Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor seen out in Manhattan on April 30, 2017 in New York City. Robert Kamau/GC Images)

Some people warned the American Horror Story star that dating Taylor could keep her from getting work. “Early on, when people found out I was with Holland, some said: ‘I think you have to be careful, I’m afraid it’s going to affect your career negatively,’” she revealed. The warnings went in one ear and out the other. 

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Sarah Paulson wears dress by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC and earring by Diane Kordas. Photographed by Victor Demarchelierfor The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER.COM. All items can be purchased straight from the magazine pages via www.net-a-porter.com Victor Demarchelier; The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER.COM

Paulson publicly declared her feelings for the Two and a Half Men alum at the 2016 Emmys when she won for The People v. O.J. Simpson. “It occurred to me, should I not [say ‘I love you’ to Taylor onstage]? And then I thought, why would I not?” Paulson explained. “The fact that I’m having this thought is wrong. But I had a moment of societal concern; wondering if, maybe, people who didn’t know that about me would be like, wait, what? But then you, you know, I did it anyway.”

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Sarah Paulson wears dress by Ashish and earrings by Leigh Miller. Photographed by Victor Demarchelierfor The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER.COM. All items can be purchased straight from the magazine pages via www.net-a-porter.com Victor Demarchelier; The EDIT, NET-A-PORTER.COM

Taylor, meanwhile, once proclaimed herself “the luckiest person in the world” to be attached to Paulson.

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