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Sarah Paulson brilliantly responds to criticism of the age gap in her relationship

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Actress Sarah Paulson has clapped back at anyone who dares criticise her relationship with fellow actress Holland Taylor. 

Sarah Paulson – aka the star of American Horror Story, The People v OJ Simpson, and Ocean’s 8 – simply doesn’t care for anyone who feels the needs to criticise her current relationship.

The Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actress has been dating fellow actress, Holland Taylor, since 2015 – and there is an age gap of 37 years between the couple.

The pair first met at a dinner party years ago, and upon initially meeting one another Paulson thought Taylor was, “probably the most exquisitely beautiful woman I’d ever seen.”

Fast forward three years later and the duo are happily together. Although big age gaps in Hollywood are not uncommon, people have criticised it – but Paulson simply brushes it off.

“If anyone wants to spend any time thinking I’m strange for loving the most spectacular person on the planet, then that’s their problem,” Paulson told Modern Luxury. “I’m doing just fine.” 

Paulson – who’s due to star in this year’s blockbuster, Ocean’s 8 – also shared her feelings on ageing in Hollywood. The entertainment industry has been heavily criticised for showing no interest in women after they’ve turned 40. But, Paulson, is welcoming older age with open arms.

“If being older means all the roles I’m getting to play now because of all the ups and downs and hills and valleys proceeding it, I say bring it on,” Paulson says.

“Every once in a while I’ll go, ‘Wow. [43.] That’s seven years shy of 50.’ That’s the big 5-0. But then I go, ‘Stop running seven years down the road. You have no idea what your life will look like and where you’ll be.’ And that’s just what makes life so sweet. You cross your fingers, take a deep breath and jump. And that’s really all you can do.”

Paulson, you’re our hero.

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Susan Devaney is a digital journalist for Stylist.co.uk, writing about fashion, beauty, travel, feminism, and everything else in-between.

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