Sarah Paulson & Holland Taylor support Kathy Bates at lymphedema event

One of my personal favorite Hollywood couples of the moment, Sarah Paulson and Holland Taylor were looking radiant on the red carpet at a benefit for the California Walk to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases in Santa Monica on Saturday night. The event was hosted by Sarah’s American Horror Story co-star Kathy Bates. The event turned out to be a mini-AHS reunion with Angela Bassett and (be still my heart) Cheyenne Jackson also in attendance.

Kathy has been involved with the charitable organization since 2014. She suffers from lymphedema in both arms as the result of having a double mastectomy for breast cancer in 2012. Bates hopes to use her celebrity (and her celebrity friends) to bring awareness to the condition, saying, “Maybe if people can put my face on lymphedema then more people will be willing to come out of the shadows and talk about it.”

Not only do Sarah and Holland make a good looking couple, they also rocked a casual yet sophisticated look at the benefit. Sarah wore a black slip dress topped with a grey cardigan and Holland wore black patterned pants and a cream colored blazer.

The 41-year-old actress, who might want to clear some space on her mantel for the Emmy she’s probably going to get for The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, has been with 73-year-old Holland since 2015, living up to her recent declaration that “You should be able to love whomever you f—ing well please.” It’s nice to see that they are obviously in love but manage to keep their personal life low key and not broadcast it all over social media. How refreshing.

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    They are both beautiful.

    • MsGoblin says:

      I’ve always LOVED Holland Taylor’s work. She’s so talented. I’m so bummed I missed her one-woman show about Ann Richards.

  2. MrsBPitt says:

    YAY for Kathy Bates for bringing awareness to lmphedema. My aunt suffered with this, and I always felt so bad for her.

    I would side eye Holland and Sarah for the age difference, but WTH….men are always with women much younger than they are, and Sarah is right , ” you should be able to love whomever you F–king well please”

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I have a hard time imagining myself in a relationship with someone that much older or younger, but I think when both parties are over say, 35, it’s a bit different than when one of you is still in their twenties. You really don’t know who you are then, and there’s a predatory element in there that’s disturbing.

      • MrsBPitt says:

        I agree, GNAT…I understand these two so much better than Kylie and her 28 year old fiance on the other story. Over 40, you understand so much more about yourself. I couldn’t imagine even wanting to be with a 28 year old (of course, I’m 57 and no 28 year old would want me, lol)…28 year olds are still self-centered, and still trying to find themselves….it would be like raising another kid….no thanks…I’ll take a mature relationship!

      • meija says:

        Nope. If this was a heterosexual couple and Taylor was a man there would be an uproar on here about the age difference. Kylie is being called out for dating a 28 year old but this is fine? Oh wait we assume that 28 is too young to know what he really wants. SMH….

      • Truthful says:

        @Meija: co-sign! I always roll my eyes at such blatant double standard comments

    • Malificent says:

      I’m with GNAT. If the younger party is over 35 or 40, pretty much any age difference gets a hall pass from me. At that age, a person is (or should be) fully an adult with their own voice and volition. I only side-eye it when there is obvious gold-digging, famewhoring, or some other twist that throws the balance of power or indicates a less than genuine bond.

      • susanne says:

        Yes, this. You said it perfectly. The gross factor comes more from imbalance of power than actual age difference.
        I cannot get over how hot these actors are. Oozing sexy, all of them. I would love to party with them- can you imagine?

    • Carol says:

      I’ve never even heard of Lymphedema. Glad Bates and her celeb friends are shedding light to this condition.

    • Elise says:

      What You Said. I have lymphedema in both legs. Didn’t even know there was an awareness campaign. I hope there’s something besides machine massage and tourniquet-tight stockings in my future.

  3. phonetics says:

    That cardigan is not grey.

  4. Detritus says:

    Sarah is absolutely stunning. She’s giving me work-makeup goals.

  5. Spugzbunny says:

    Sarah has that effortless style that I would love to be able to emulate. Sadly I always end up looking slightly trashy, homeless chic

    • India Rose says:

      Change the pronunciation of that last word to “sheek” and own it!

      One of my friends gave me this saying: “Let your weird light shine so the other weirdos know where to find you.”

      You be you. Beautiful, glorious you.

  6. Syd says:

    Holland Taylor is one beautiful looking woman. Whatever her secret is, I want it.
    Sarah is the lucky one

    • boredblond says:

      Agree–I was thinking whether she’s had work done or not, she has retained what made her many others haven’t

  7. Naya says:

    I don’t think I have ever read a positive thing about Cheyenne Jacksons character. He is reviled pretty much everywhere theatre gossip lovers congregate. All of these women are too fantastic though. It should be a crime to have all this awesome in one room.

    • spartaqueen says:

      He’s been hated since he left his long-term boyfriend/husband for a cult instructor but he isn’t so bad.If you read the messages from before 2013 he was well-liked and respected.I still like him.

  8. karamortimer says:

    I love the talented SP… but she’s hitting the botox a tad too hard. Looking mighty plastic, IMHO.

  9. Talita says:

    I’ve been living with this condition in both my legs since birth. I only realized they were different and started feeling the pain in my teens. Now, I’m 31 and I can get very swollen at times and there are days when the discomfort feels unbearable. I must tell you, it’s nice to meet people who face the same problems, because I don’t really know many of them besides my mom. And I’m quite surprised there are even events about it.

  10. TT says:

    I love that hairstyle on Sarah, she looks gorgeous!

  11. msw says:

    Lyphedema is a really difficult condition to live with. It hurts, it has a huge impact on quality of life, and the lack of health care coverage for it in the US is terrible. Medicare won’t pay for the compression garments which a lot of people with this condition need, and they cost a lot of money out of pocket, and have to be replaced often. Besides that, a lot of people with it suffer a lot of judgment from others who assume they are just obese–all the more reason to think twice when judging someone for their weight. I would encourage anyone reading this article to look up more about lymphedema and learn more about it.

  12. Kate says:

    Sarah is gorgeous. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Lord.

  13. ItDoesntReallyMatter says:

    Holland could be her granny age-wise if she had had a baby as a teenager.

  14. Choo says:

    I never have and never will understand the fuss people make about age gaps. Everyone’s legal? Then who gives a f*(&?

  15. moo says:

    I could get totally gay with Sarah Paulson…… god, she’s GORGEOUS!

  16. Dhavynia says:

    Was Sarah in the season premiere if Ray Donovan? Looked liked her (in the art gallery) but was too sleepy to figure it out