According to reports Holland Taylor, 72, has revealed she is dating a younger woman, believed to be 40-year-old star of American Horror Story star Sarah Paulson.

Taylor told WNYC.org that she is dating someone much younger and that they have discussed marriage.

However Two and a Half Men star says this is not her “coming out” moment.

“I haven’t come out because I am out, I live out,” she said. “I feel very very shy of it. Most of my relationships have been with women and I don’t like talking about them because I don’t like talking about the politics of it all because I’m not political about it.”

There had been rumours that the two were dating after Taylor tweeted a picture of Paulson with the words “when captions fail”.

Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor

Paulson has said she only dated men until she was 24 and fell in love with another older actress, Cherry Jones, 59, in 2004. The pair split in 2009.

Taylor says she had never previously thought about getting married.

“Given my generation it would not be something that would automatically occur to me,” she said. “There’s a very big age difference between us which I’m sure shocks a lot of people, and it startles me but as they say, ‘If she dies, she dies.”

Taylor said that her life is taking on far more meaning as she ages.

“I just suddenly got the sense that I was living a very shallow life. I had not had wonderful relationships. I had stayed very solo,” she said. “It’s the most wonderful extraordinary thing that could have ever possibly happened in my life.”

Taylor has just starred in a pilot for a show called Hollywood Mom but is well-known with audiences from roles on The L Word, The Practice, Legally Blonde and The Naked Truth.

Holland Taylor dating sarah

Paulson is known for her roles in American Horror Story, Martha Marcy May Marlene, 12 Years a Slave, Carol and Mud.