During a recent radio interview on WNYC’s “Death, Sex & Money,” Taylor, 72, acknowledged the age gap between her and her 40-year-old girlfriend.“There’s a very big age difference between us which I’m sure shocks a lot of people, and it startles me,” Taylor joked. Paulson famously dated Cherry Jones, 59, for five years and ended their courtship in 2009.It's simply what's true for me, and that's all I can speak to." , Paulson told ET, "It matters not at all what the gender is.
(The younger actress is 41.)Paulson hasn’t been shy about showing off this latest relationship — they started exchanging flirtatious tweets even before they went public, and on occasion Taylor’s Twitter feed turns into a retweeted celebration of all things Paulson — her looks, her acting chops, her adoring fans.And the 52-year-old star added that she’s already enjoying single life.“I am happy as a bluebird.I wake up every morning just tweeting,” she said, not referring to the social networking site Twitter.Taylor, 72, and Paulson, 40, have never attempted to hide their relationship, constantly tweeting sweet back-and-forth's to each other. Taylor is also Paulson's first girlfriend since the Carol star split from actress Cherry Jones in 2009.Prior to Jones, Paulson said she had never been in a relationship with a woman before. During her interview on Death, Sex & Money, Taylor revealed the reason she never publicly came out was simply because "I live out."Mazel tov to these two crazy lovebirds!