Saturday 22 September 2018

Sarah Paulson (43) 'does not want to be defined' by her relationship with Holland Taylor (73)

Actresses Sarah Paulson (L) and Holland Taylor attend the 32nd annual Television Critics Association Awards during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actresses Sarah Paulson (L) and Holland Taylor attend the 32nd annual Television Critics Association Awards during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actresses Sarah Paulson (L) and Holland Taylor attend the 32nd annual Television Critics Association Awards during the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Actresses Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor are seen out and about on October 21, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
Sarah Paulson attends the 2017 Tony Awards - Red Carpet at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
Actor Sarah Paulson attends the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images)

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Sarah Paulson thinks there is something "brave" in her relationship with Holland Taylor.

The 'American Horror Story' star says she shares the same "soul" as her girlfriend, who is 30 years her senior, and believes their relationship "represents a certain amount of hope and risk".

She said: "I do not want to be defined by who I share my bed, my home, my soul with. My choices in life have been unconventional, and that’s my business. But I do want to live responsibly and truthfully without hiding. It’s complicated, because there is a lot of hate in this world, and a lot of good can come from quote-unquote normalising something for people who don’t see it as normal.

"Our relationship represents a certain amount of hope and risk. Maybe there’s something brave in it. Maybe it encourages others to make brave choices. What else can I say? We love each other."

Actresses Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor are seen out and about on October 21, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
Actresses Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor are seen out and about on October 21, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)

And the 43-year-old actress has ruled out having kids in the future but considers the decision she has made is "selfish".

She added to Town and Country magazine: "I don’t want to be torn. I don’t want to look at my child and say, 'You’re the most extraordinary thing that ever happened to me, but also the death knell'. It was hard for my mother to be everywhere, to come to the school play and make a living.

"I’ve always known what I wanted out of my professional life, and I didn’t want to turn around and go, ‘If I had only made the choice to just dedicate this time in my life to me.' It’s selfish, but I think the word selfish gets a bad rap."

Sarah Paulson attends the
Sarah Paulson attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images For US Weekly)

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