Sarah Paulson announced her love for Holland Taylor to the world tonight at the Emmys, and if you didn’t get major feels from the moment, you have no soul.
Paulson was on the 2016 Emmys red carpet chatting with E!‘s Giuliana Rancic about the night, but before wrapping up the interview, Paulson looked straight into the camera and said, “If you’re watching, Holland Taylor, I love you.”
And you know Taylor was watching her girlfriend own that red carpet.
Don’t worry if you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t realize these two were dating, you are far from alone. Twitter went nuts over the news.
What makes this love so beautiful, in my opinion, is the fact that despite the age gap — Taylor is Paulson’s senior by 32 years — and despite the criticism these two may face being in a same-sex relationship, they are publicly celebrating their love at every chance. They seemingly aren’t letting anyone or anything get in the way of the fact that they have a beautiful, healthy, loving relationship.
It’s also so encouraging to see that the world is changing for the better. Despite the fact that the media (yes, I am sometimes to blame too) likes to focus on the hardships of our country, change is happening. Good change. Paulson and Taylor are proof. The world is becoming more accepting of love in every shape, size and color. It’s a beautiful thing! It should be celebrated, and that’s just what Paulson and Taylor are clearly doing. And, in celebrating their love, they’re sharing that happiness with the rest of the world.
No word why Taylor wasn’t with Paulson at the award show, but in her place Paulson brought along the real-life Marcia Clark, who Paulson portrayed in the heavily nominated show, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. Paulson herself won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for the role during tonight’s show.
When Paulson got up on stage, she addressed her date for the evening with another moment that will be remembered in Emmys history:
“The more I learned about the real Marcia Clark — not the two-dimensional cardboard cutout I saw in the news, but the complicated, whip-smart, giant-hearted mother of two, who woke up every day, put both feet on the floor and dedicated herself to righting an unconscionable wrong — the loss of two innocents: Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown — the more I had to recognize that I, along with the rest of the world, had been superficial and careless in my judgement, and I am glad to be able to stand here today in front of everyone and tell you I’m sorry.”
The real Clark was subjected to heavy criticism from the press and public throughout the O.J. Simpson trial. She endured such brutal treatment that she admitted to People in a 2016 interview, “I just wanted to disappear.”
So, not only did Paulson set a decades-long injustice right tonight, she also allowed us to peek inside one of the best love stories of our time. Paulson and Taylor are the best of the best when it comes to inspirational, talented actresses, and strong, badass women. Their relationship represents what America is all about (whether Donald Trump likes it or not).
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