EXCLUSIVE: 'Two and a Half Men' star Holland Taylor is dating 'American Horror Story' actress Sarah Paulson

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Well here's an adorable May-December romance you might not have seen coming!

Former Two and a Half Men star Holland Taylor, 72, has been dating 40-year-old actress Sarah Paulson for "a few months," a source tells ET. Holland recently talked about her sexuality for the first time to public radio station WNYC, and while she declined to name her current partner, she did reveal the significant age gap.

"There's a very big age difference between us which I'm sure shocks a lot of people, and it startles me," Taylor said, before joking, "but as they say, 'If she dies, she dies.'"

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EXCLUSIVE: 'Two and a Half Men' star Holland Taylor is dating 'American Horror Story' actress Sarah Paulson
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE TELEVISION ACADEMY - Holland Taylor arrives at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)
Holland Taylor and Sarah Paulson arrive at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Sarah Paulson, Andrew Rannells and Holland Taylor pose at the 2015 MCC Theater Miscast Gala honoring Sarah Paulson & Fran Weissler at The Hammerstein Ballroom on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Holland Taylor arrives at the Critics' Choice Television Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Sunday, May 31, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Holland Taylor appears on stage at "Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch" on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Holland Taylor arrives at the Lucky Guy Opening Night, on monday, April, 01, 2013 in New York, NY. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Invision/AP)
Taylor Schilling, left, Cindy Holland and Piper Kerman attend the premiere of the Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black" on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Actress Holland Taylor arrives at the Paleyfest panel discussion of the television series "Two and a Half Men" in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Monday, March 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Holland Taylor attends the Women in the World Summit 2012, hosted by Newsweek and The Daily Beast, at the David H. Koch Theater on Thursday, March 8, 2012 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Actress Holland Taylor arrives at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception in West Hollywood, Calif., Friday, Aug. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Actress Holland Taylor arrives at the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards on Wednesday Jan. 7, 2009 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Holland Taylor arrives at the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards Nominees for Outstanding Performance reception in Los Angeles on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Actress Holland Taylor attends the 4th Annual Stella by Starlight benefit at Cipriani's 23rd Street, Monday, March 17, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Holland Taylor accepts her award for best supporting actress in a drama series for "The Practice" during the 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Michael Badalucco and Holland Taylor, winners of the best supporting actor and supporting actress awards in a drama series for "The Practice," pose for a photograph during the 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Holland Taylor attends MCC Theater's 2015 Gala Miscast 2015 at Hammerstein Ballroom on March 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nomi Ellenson/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 05: Holland Taylor arrives for the 12th Annual Best In Drag Show at Orpheum Theatre on October 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 05: Actress Holland Taylor attends the 2014 Best In Drag Show at the Orpheum Theatre on October 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Holland Taylor attends the 5th annual Broadway Salutes at The Times Square Building on September 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Holland Taylor attends the opening night for 'Buyers & Cellar' at the Barrow Street Theatre on June 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Holland Taylor attends the 67th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 03: (L-R) Actresses Holland Taylor, Kristine Nielsen, Judith Light, Cicely Tyson, Jessica Hecht, Maura Tierney and moderator Patrick Healy attend TimesTalks Presents: The Leading Women Of Broadway at Times Center on June 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: (L-R) Holland Taylor, Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper attend the 2013 Tony Awards: The Meet The Nominees Press Junket at the Millenium Hilton on May 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 29: Actress Holland Taylor attends the 2013 Actors Fund's Annual Gala Honoring Robert De Niro at The New York Marriott Marquis on April 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Holland Taylor poses as 'Ann Richards, Former Governor of Texas' backstage at the hit play 'Ann' on Broadway at The Vivian Beaumont Theater on March 15, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Holland Taylor takes her curtain call during the opening night of 'Ann' at Vivian Beaumont Theatre at Lincoln Center on March 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/WireImage)
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WATCH: 'Two and a Half' Men Star Holland Taylor Says She's In a Relationship With a Woman -- 'I Haven't Come Out Because I Live Out'

Taylor wouldn't be the first older woman Paulson has dated. The American Horror Story: Hotel star dated 59-year-old actress Cherry Jones for five years, before splitting in 2009. Paulson talked about her sexuality to PrideSource last month, and stressed that she doesn't want to be attached to "any kind of label."

"All I can say is, I've done both, and I don't let either experience define me," Paulson said. "I don't let having been with a man make me think I am heterosexual, or make me want to call myself that, because I know I have been attracted to women -- and have lived with women. So, for me, I'm not looking to define myself, and I'm sorry if that is something that is seen as a rejection of or an unwillingness to embrace (my sexuality) in a public way, but it's simply not. It's simply what's true for me, and that's all I can speak to."

At the November junket for her recently released film Carol, Paulson told ET, "It matters not at all what the gender is. And I think that's a testament to both the evolution of your own mind and also the reality that when you can see it from that vantage point, it's very clear that love is love."

Taylor and Paulson haven't exactly been low-key about their affection for one another on social media. In November, Taylor tweeted a photo of Paulson wearing a shimmering floor-length gown, writing, "When captions fail..."

When Paulson tweeted to Taylor, "I love your mind," last month, Taylor responded, ".@MsSarahPaulson I love your appreciation. It's you with the fine (and beautiful) head..."

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Taylor also gushed about her girlfriend in October. "For the record, @MsSarahPaulson is great. Period. The end," she tweeted.

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Paulson appears similarly smitten. "Hey @HollandTaylor get off Twitter and call me. I mean, JESUS," she hilariously tweeted in September.

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And could there be wedding bells in store for the future? Taylor doesn't rule it out.

"I would not do that publicly," she told WNYC of the possibility of getting married. "My relationship is with a woman, and I have not -- given my generation it would not be something that would automatically occur to me. But she's mentioned it because just from a spiritual point of view, from a heart point of view ... as a deed that has a very rich symbolic gesture to it, it has its attraction."

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