'Two and a Half Men' star Holland Taylor says she's in a relationship with a woman: 'I haven't come out because I live out'

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'Two and a Half Men' Star Holland Taylor Confirms She's Dating a Woman

Holland Taylor lives out!

The Two and a Half Men star opened up to WNYC on Monday about her sexuality for the first time, where she admitted that talking about being in a relationship with a woman at 72 can be hard.

"I feel very very shy of it," she said. "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."

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"I'd like to be able to just say that, without having to stop and say, 'So have you come out?'" the actress added. "No, I haven't come out because I am out. I live out."

While she would confirm the identity of her current partner, Taylor did reveal that it can be challenging dating someone younger.

"There's a very big age difference between us which I'm sure shocks a lot of people, and it startles me," she said, joking, "but as they say, 'If she dies, she dies."

It has been rumored that Taylor is dating 40-year-old American Horror Storystar Sarah Paulson. In November, Taylor posted a photo of Paulson wearing a shimmering floor-length gown on Twitter, writing, "When captions fail..."

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At this point in her life, Taylor won't rule out a wedding, noting that "it would be a very private thing."

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'Two and a Half Men' star Holland Taylor says she's in a relationship with a woman: 'I haven't come out because I live out'
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Sarah Paulson, Andrew Rannells and Holland Taylor pose at the 2015 MCC Theater Miscast Gala honoring Sarah Paulson & Fran Weissler at The Hammerstein Ballroom on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Holland Taylor attends MCC Theater's 2015 Gala Miscast 2015 at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nomi Ellenson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 05: Holland Taylor arrives for the 12th Annual Best In Drag Show at Orpheum Theatre on October 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 05: Actress Holland Taylor attends the 2014 Best In Drag Show at the Orpheum Theatre on October 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Holland Taylor attends the 5th annual Broadway Salutes at The Times Square Building on September 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Holland Taylor attends the opening night for 'Buyers & Cellar' at the Barrow Street Theatre on June 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Holland Taylor attends the 67th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: (L-R) Actresses Holland Taylor, Kristine Nielsen, Judith Light, Cicely Tyson, Jessica Hecht, Maura Tierney and moderator Patrick Healy attend TimesTalks Presents: The Leading Women Of Broadway at Times Center on June 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: (L-R) Holland Taylor, Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper attend the 2013 Tony Awards: The Meet The Nominees Press Junket at the Millenium Hilton on May 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Actress Holland Taylor attends the 2013 Actors Fund's Annual Gala Honoring Robert De Niro at The New York Marriott Marquis on April 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Holland Taylor poses as 'Ann Richards, Former Governor of Texas' backstage at the hit play 'Ann' on Broadway at The Vivian Beaumont Theater on March 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Holland Taylor takes her curtain call during the opening night of 'Ann' at Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center on March 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)
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"I would not do that publicly," she said of the possibility of getting married. "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 deed that has a very rich symbolic gesture to it, it has its attraction."

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Another celebrity who has discussed "coming out" is Ellen DeGeneres, during Oprah's Master Class in October.

"It became bigger than I ever thought it would be. Bigger than I wanted it to be," DeGeneres admitted at the time. "It overshadowed my talent, it overshadowed who I am as a person."

Watch Ellen open up about her sexuality below.

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