Iconic lesbian power couple Sarah Paulson revealed a relatable tidbit about her relationship with Holland Taylor this week on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. On the show, Paulson explained that like many millennials these days, the couple found love on Twitter when Taylor slid into Paulson’s DMs.
“It’s a long story. We met a very, very long time ago,” Paulson told Cohen. “I was with someone else.” But eventually, the pair became more than acquaintances when they reconnected through an event held by actress Martha Plimpton. Paulson explained, “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.”
At that point, guest Billy Eichner asked, “Holland Taylor slid into your DMs?!” and Paulson confirmed, saying, “She actually did! Pretty great.”
Paulson and Taylor went public with their relationship in December of 2016, but there had been speculation that the two were dating prior to then because of the pairs witty back-and-forth Twitter banter. Once it was out in the open, their relationship faced some controversy because of the more than 30 year age difference between the two women.
In 2016, Paulson told The New York Times, “I didn’t choose to fall in love with the person I fell in love with. But I think why it’s interesting to people is that, on paper, it’s unconventional. For a person who might find themselves in a situation that they fear will be misperceived or judged, maybe they could see me living my life in a way that is authentic to me—just trying to be as real as possible. If that inspires anybody else, that can’t be a bad thing.”
In the queer community, however, Taylor and Paulson have been held up as an example of #relationshipgoals and this new sweet detail about their modern-day courtship is making us love them even more.