Sarah Paulson is overjoyed for more reasons than one on Emmys night.
The Impeachment: American Crime Story star, 47, paid tribute to her longtime partner Holland Taylor on the Emmy Awards red carpet on Monday.
‘s Loni Love on how she planned to celebrate the event, for which she is nominated for the eighth time, the actress said, “God, I don’t know! I’m here with Holland, my partner, whom I love, and that’s it!”
“I’ve already seen a lot of people I know, and I can’t wait to tell them how much I admire their work,” Paulson added. “We never see each other except at events like this, and it’s really nice to grab people by the face and say, ‘Oh my God, your work is lovely.'”
Taylor and Holland have been dating for nearly a decade; Holland first hinted at their romance during a November 2015 appearance on WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money podcast, where she revealed that she was in her first “deeply committed relationship” with a woman much younger than her.
“It’s the most wonderful, extraordinary thing that could have ever happened in my life,” the Two and a Half Men actress, 79, said at the time of her relationship.
Although the couple keeps a low profile, Taylor revealed to PEOPLE in August 2020 that the COVID-19 pandemic allowed them to get to know each other better.
“Of course, Sarah and I didn’t need to be brought closer,” she explained at the time. “Within each other’s thoughts, we have a very tight, close relationship; we share everything that’s going on.”
In a previous interview with Elle, Emmy winner Paulson expressed her hope that her public love for Taylor would have a lasting impact on anyone who needed it.
In 2018, the actress stated, “I didn’t choose to fall in love with the person I fell in love with.” “But I think what makes it interesting to people is that it’s unconventional on paper.”
“For a person who might find themselves in a situation where they fear being 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,” Paulson said at the time.