Sarah Paulson says she's 'absolutely' in love with Holland Taylor, talks dating older women

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Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor Have Been Dating for Months

Sarah Paulson is opening up about her girlfriend, former Two and a Half Men star Holland Taylor.

ET reported that Paulson, 41, and Taylor, 73, were dating in December, and in a new interview with The New York Times, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story actress makes it clear that she's smitten with Taylor. Still, Paulson, who has dated both men and women in the past, doesn't want to label her sexuality.

"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," Paulson explains. "What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor."

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Sarah Paulson says she's 'absolutely' in love with Holland Taylor, talks dating older women
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor pose at the Opening Night After-party for 'Ripcord' at The Brasserie 8 and 1/2 on October 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 17: Actors Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor arrive at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 31: Actresses Holland Taylor (L) and Sarah Paulson attend the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 31, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Critics' Choice Television Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: Holland Taylor and Sarah Paulson attend the Broadway Opening Night Performance of 'Fiddler On The Roof' at the Broadway Theatre on December 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
Holland Taylor, left, and Sarah Paulson are seen in the audience at the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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Paulson and Taylor met about a decade ago, and although Paulson was still dating actress Cherry Jones at the time, she says the attraction on her end was immediate.

"[Taylor was] probably the most exquisitely beautiful woman I'd ever seen," the American Horror Story star gushes.

After running into each other a few years later, Paulson says the two started following each other on Twitter and exchanged direct messages, before going on a dinner date. They've now been dating for more than a year.

Obviously, the couple's 32-year age gap doesn't bother Paulson in the slightest.

"There's a poignancy to being with someone older," Paulson says. "I think there's a greater appreciation of time and what you have together and what's important, and it can make the little things seem very small. It puts a kind of sharp light mixed with a sort of diffused light on something. I can't say it any other way than there's a poignancy to it, and a heightened sense of time and the value of time."

Paulson says she's always connected with those older than her.

"I had a complicated home life, and my teachers, predominantly my theater teachers and my English teachers, were very dedicated to taking care of me in a particular way," she shares. "And in doing so, I think I developed a very easy rapport with people older than myself."

On Taylor's end, the actress joked last November that the two's age difference surprised even herself.

"There's a very big age difference between us which I'm sure shocks a lot of people, and it startles me," Taylor told public radio station WNYC, though she didn't confirm she was dating Paulson at the time.

"But as they say, 'If she dies, she dies,'" she joked.

Paulson and Taylor haven't been shy about their relationship, often sending adorable Twitter messages to each other. In January, the pair made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Critics' Choice Awards.

WATCH: Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor Stun on the Critics' Choice Awards Blue Carpet

Clearly, they also support each other's careers.

"Holland Taylor gave me a review. She seemed to think it was a thumbs up," Paulson exclusively told ET in January about her girlfriend's thoughts on her portrayal of prosecutor Marcia Clark in The People vs. O.J. Simpson. "She might be a bit biased."

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