Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor are officially dating, and yes, there's a 32-year age difference.

Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor are officially dating, and yes, there's a 32-year age difference.
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After a few months of rumors, Sarah Paulson, 41, confirmed in a New York Times story on March 2 that she's dating actress and playwright Holland Taylor, 73. Paulson, star of American Horror Story, American Crime Story, and probably someday American Fantasy Story,* discussed her sexuality and dating history, telling the paper that "What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor." They've been together for about a year.

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Paulson and Holland at The Critics' Choice Awards, aka The Somewhat More Accurate Oscars.
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This isn't the first time that Paulson has dated an older woman; she previously dated Cherry Jones, who was 18 years her senior. As to why she likes dating people who are older than she is, Paulson noted "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."

Paulson also addressed in the interview that she understands why people want to make news out of her love life: “My choices in romantic partners have not been conventional, and therefore the idea that it is ‘other’ makes it compelling.” It doesn't say in the article whether or not she followed that with, "Now, can we please go back to talking about American Crime Story?"

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* It's just The People vs. OJ Simpson again, except the court case is decided by magic and instead of saying "He'll never stop being the Juice!" Schwimmer says "He'll never stop being the Juice! Unless he gets eaten by a dragon."

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