During an interview with WNYC to promote her off-Broadway show Ripcord, Holland Taylor (from Two and a Half Men, The Practice, The L Word, Legally Blonde and most importantly Bosom Buddies!!!) got into talking about her sexuality. Holland says that she’s never officially “come out” about her love of ‘gina, because she’s pretty much always been out and hasn’t been hiding.
The subject of marriage came up and Holland said that she’s currently in a serious relationship and her piece brought up the idea of them getting married. No, no, Holland’s girlfriend didn’t bring it up 2 minutes into their first date. Gayelles don’t move THAT fast. She brought it up after the appetizers came.
Well, my relationship is with a woman, and I have not — given my generation it would not be something that would automatically occur to me. But she’s mentioned it because just from a spiritual point of view, from a heart point of view, as a — as a — as a deed that has a very rich symbolic gesture to it, it has its attraction. But it’s been a very casual conversation at this point. But it’s not — it would be a very private thing. I would not do that publicly. But as a symbol, as a pledge, as a plighting one’s troth I would see it — that it would be a wonderful thing to do.
Holland was asked if she wants to say her girlfriend’s name. She passed on that, but said that there’s a huge age difference between.
Well I feel at this point in the conversation it feels kind of awkward. Now I feel very very shy of it. I’ve been really wrestling with this lately because most of my relationships have been with women and I don’t like talking about them because I don’t like talking about the politics of it all because I’m not political about it. I think we’re ridiculous in this country about it. Ridiculous. And so, it’s awkward because if I talk about relationships in my life or people that have been in my life, or somebody I’ve been seeing for a while or this, that and the other thing, I’d like to be able to just say that, without having to stop and say, ‘so have you come out?’ No, I haven’t come out because I am out. I live out.
There’s a very big age difference between us which I’m sure shocks a lot of people, and it startles me. But you know, it’s not a statement original to me — I’ve heard it as a joke once in my past, but as they say, “If she dies, she dies.”
The “very big age difference” could mean that 72-year-old Holland is bumping memaw punanes with 99-year-old Olivia de Havilland, but no, she means that her girlfriend is a lot younger than her. As The Daily Mail and Autostraddle points out, Holland’s much younger girlfriend is probably 40-year-old Sarah Paulson. Sarah and Holland have gone to events together during the past few months and Sarah’s likes on Twitter say everything. So does Holland’s Twitter feed. Yes, they’re THAT sickly ass sweet couple who like each other’s tweets.
Sarah was with Cherry Jones for years and there was a rumor that she humped on Jessica Lange. Jessica Lange denied it.
Someone has definitely written lesbian fanfiction about the bi granny from Two and a Half Men and Lana Winters from American Horror Story: Asylum, but I would’ve never guessed it’d happen for real. I’m into it. Holland Taylor was in the cinematic 80s masterpiece The Jewel of the Nile, so she deserves all the happiness. So grab that Wether’s Original lube and get that young coochie, Holland!