Sarah Paulson, 43, slams critics of her relationship with Holland Taylor, 75

Not phased by the haters. Sarah Paulson has a booming Hollywood career, but it’s often her relationship with Holland Taylor — who is 32 years her senior — that’s at the forefront of conversation in interviews.

The 43-year-old Ocean’s 8 actress opened up about people’s criticism of her love life for Modern Luxury’s Boston Common cover story, where she revealed that it doesn’t bother her.

“If someone wants to spend any time thinking I’m strange for loving the most spectacular person on the planet, then that’s their problem,” she said of her girlfriend of three years in the piece, which was published on Tuesday, May 22. “I’m doing just fine.”

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party ? Arrivals ? Beverly Hills, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 ? Actresses Sarah Paulson (L) and Holland Taylor. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Sarah Paulson (L) and Holland Taylor attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Joan Collins, Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF18/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Sarah Paulson (L) and Holland Taylor attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by J. Merritt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Sarah Paulson and girlfriend Holland Taylor seen out in Manhattan on April 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 28: Actresses Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor are seen arriving at film director M. Night Shyamalan's Halloween party 'Shyamaween' on October 28, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 21: Actresses Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor are seen out and about on October 21, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor attend the 2017 TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor attend the 2017 TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Actress Holland Taylor takes a photo as actress Sarah Paulson (2nd R) prepares for the red carpet at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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)
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This isn’t the first time the American Horror Story star has been vocal about defending her relationship in which she once called “unconventional.”

“I do not want to be defined by who I share my bed, my home, my soul with,” she told Town & Country earlier this year.

She continued: “My choices in life have been unconventional, and that’s my business . . . 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 can I say? We love each other.”

Paulson also revealed that children aren’t likely in the couple’s future. “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,’” she said at the time. “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 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.”

Paulson and Taylor started dating in 2015 after they reconnected on Twitter. They first met almost a decade prior at a dinner party.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Actress Sarah Paulson attends the 71st Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 19: Actress Sarah Paulson attends NBC's 'Late Night With Seth Meyers' FYC Event at the Television Academy on May 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: 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 Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Actors Sarah Paulson, Lupita Nyong'o and Jessica Chastain are seen leaving 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 Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Sarah Paulson and girlfriend Holland Taylor seen out in Manhattan on April 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Actress Sarah Paulson attends the Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Sarah Paulson attends the FX Network 2017 All-Star Upfront at SVA Theater on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Sarah Paulson attends the Broadway Opening Night of 'Lillian Helman's The Little Foxes' at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 26: Actress Sarah Paulson attends the 'American Horror Story: Roanoke' event at the Paley Center for Media's 34th annual PaleyFest at Dolby Theatre on March 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 14: Sarah Paulson (L) and Creative Director, Jimmy Choo, Sandra Choi at the Power Stylists Dinner, hosted by The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo, on March 14, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 11: Actress Sarah Paulson attends Family Equality Council's annual Impact Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 11, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 11: Actress Sarah Paulson attends the Family Equality Council's Impact Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on March 11, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Family Equality Council )
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 01: Actress Sarah Paulson attends the premiere of 'Feud: Bette and Joan' at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Sarah Paulson attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
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