Holland Taylor of Two and a Half Men says she has found the love of her life at the age of 72.
“It’s the most wonderful, extraordinary thing that could have ever possibly happened in my life,” the actress said on WNYC’s Death, Sex & Money podcast.
Without naming the woman she is dating, Taylor said this is truly the first committed relationship of her life.
— People magazine (@people) December 1, 2015
Although Holland’s sexual orientation may come as a surprise to some, the actress said she has never been interested in making her sexuality her defining characteristic.
“I haven’t come out because I am out,” she said, adding, “I live out.
Although the actress refused to divulge the name of her partner, Taylor did reveal that she is a younger woman and that the pair are discussing marriage.
“Given my generation it would not be something that would automatically occur to me,” Taylor said of talk of marrying her partner. “But as a symbol, as a pledge, as a plighting one’s troth, it would be a wonderful thing to do.”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) December 1, 2015
This new joy in her life comes in the wake of a major depression that descended on her soul following the death of her mother several years ago, which changed her outlook on relationships.
“I just suddenly got the sense that I was living a very shallow life,” she says. “I had not had wonderful relationships. I had stayed very solo.” Holland says that feeling of loneliness, combined with an “aging spurt” at 70, sent her into a major depression.
Good to hear that Holland Taylor has finally found love.