Holland Taylor Declares ‘I Am Out. I Live Out.’ In New Interview


Who doesn’t love Holland Taylor? Whether it’s from her television roles in Bosum Buddies, The Practice or Two and a Half Men or movies like Legally Blonde, the veteran actress always makes an impact no matter what role she takes on.

Taylor doesn’t typically talk about her private life but made an exception in a new interview with WNYC. The 72-year-old actress doesn’t feel she needs to come out because “I am out, I live out,” she declares. Taylor goes on to talk about her relationship with a much younger actress.

“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.”

On Revealing Her Girlfriend’s Name

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.

Though she doesn’t reveal the identity of her girlfriend, it’s just a Google search away. There’s rampant speculation that it’s American Horror Story star, Sarah Paulson. If rumors are true, this would be fantastic. I adore the both of them and think they’d be amazing together.

Holland Taylor Steps Off Her Island

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