Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor are one of our favorite femme power couples, but it's hard not to wonder how these two ended up together, considering their 32-year age gap. But as Paulson explained to Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live, they hooked up the way most contemporary couples do: Taylor slid into her DMs.
"It's a long story. We met a very, very long time ago," Paulson explained. "I was with someone else." While she didn't say who it was she was dating when she met Taylor, Paulson dated actress Cherry Jones from 2004 to 2009.
But then years later, the pair met again through actress Martha Plimpton. "It was for an organization that she was working with and we were both doing a little PSA for it...We sort of breezed by each other and started following each other on Twitter."
"Holland Taylor slid into your DMs?" asked fellow guest Billy Eichner, which Paulson confirmed, saying "she actually did!"
Paulson and Eichner were also asked about the next season of American Horror Story, and while they couldn't say anything the actress did admit that that, "We do know."
Paulson has spoken before about the criticism of the age gap in her relationship, telling Town & Country, "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. I do not want to be defined by who I share my bed, my home, my soul with. We love each other."
"There's a poignancy to being with someone older," Paulson told the New York Times in 2016. "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," she said. "What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor."