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Ratched star Sarah Paulson shares emotional birthday tribute to ‘perfect’ girlfriend Holland Taylor

Nick Duffy January 18, 2021
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Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor attend the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

American Horror Story and Ratched star Sarah Paulson marked the 78th birthday of her girlfriend Holland Taylor with an emotional tribute.

The out-and-proud actress, 46, took to Instagram to laud her lover on Thursday (14 January), sharing a black-and-white photo of her.

Paulson wrote: “All roads lead me to this face, those eyes, that soul. You are, quite simply- everything to me.

“Here’s looking at you, kid. Today. Tomorrow. Always.”

Sarah Paulson shares birthday tribute for her ‘perfect person’ Holland Taylor

She added: “If you don’t like this picture, you are an idiot, so don’t get mad when you see it. I even made it black and white since you prefer it.

“So shhhhhh. It’s a perfect picture of a perfect person. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING”.


Others flocked to post tributes to Holland, an actress known for roles in Two and a Half Men and The Practice.

Will & Grace star Leslie Jordan wrote: “You two. You two. You give me hope. Happy Birthday, Holland.

Paulson’s one-time AHS co-star Matt Bomer wrote: “❤️❤️❤️❤️ Happy birthday Holland!👑🎂”

American Horror Story star has no time for age gap critics

Paulson has no time for people who are judgmental about her age-gap relationship with Taylor, who is 32 years her senior.

Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

The actress first spoke about the subject in a 2016 interview with The New York Times, explaining she fell head-over-heels for Taylor because she is “probably the most exquisitely beautiful woman I’d ever seen”.

She added: “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.

“What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor.”

Speaking to Harper’s Bazaar last year, she added that “a bunch of strangers claiming me as their own feels a little confusing.”

She continued: “Our own ageist thinking and the idea that to be old is to cease to have any desire.

“Anybody says anything about any person I love in a way that is disrespectful or cruel and I want to cut a b***h.”.

Related topics: American Horror Story, holland taylor, sarah paulson

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