Sarah Paulson (Photo: Getty Images)Last December, when it was revealed that Sarah Paulson was dating screen legend Holland Taylor, the reaction was, as the New York Times points out, “immediate and (rare for a celebrity dating story) almost entirely positive.”Speaking with the Times, Paulson called the attention “surreal,” but said of their relationship, “What I can say absolutely is that I am in love, and that person happens to be Holland Taylor.”Though Paulson has shied away from labeling her sexuality — she’s dated both men and women — she does seem to have a type.

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Who: Michelle Rodriguez Age Difference: Over 9 years Fans everywhere were shocked when Zac Efron was seen canoodling with actress Michelle Rodriquez on vacay this summer.

Their romance was apparently just a fling, however, because they broke up after two months of dating.

Who: Cameron Diaz Age Difference: 9 years The former *NSYNC band member began dating Cam after meeting at the 2003 Kids' Choice Awards.

Here are five male stars who fell for someone older—in some cases, much older!

It’s not uncommon for celebrity couples to have large age gaps. But we’ll bet you didn’t realize that some huge male stars have actually dated (and/or are currently in a relationship with) ladies who are more than five years their senior! Click through the gallery below to see which hot Hollywood guys swooned women who were 5+ years older than them! Who: Delta Goodrem Age Difference: About 8 years Just a few weeks after Delta announced the end of her engagement with longtime beau Brian Mc Fadden, she struck up a romance with a then-18-year-old Nick Jonas.

Yeah, he was the ripe ol’ age of 18 when he began to date the then-26-year-old singer. That romance was strange for reasons other than their age gap.

While the Jo Bro is obviously mature for his age, fans were shocked that the pair got together due to their drastic age gap. Who: Caroline Flack Age Difference: About 14 years Recently, HS' ex-girlfriend Caroline Flack called their relationship 'unconventional.' Seeing as Harry was only 17 when he began dating a 32 year old, we'd say that describes it pretty accurately.

It puts a kind of sharp light mixed with a sort of diffused light on something. Simpson, says she understands the attention.“My choices in romantic partners have not been conventional, and therefore the idea that it is ‘other’ makes it compelling,” Paulson says.

I can’t say it any other way than there’s a poignancy to it, and a heightened sense of time and the value of time.”Paulson, who for the majority of her career has disappeared into roles like the ambitious-to-a-fault reporter on American Horror Story: Coven and, most recently as prosecutor Marcia Clark in The People v. Taylor, for her part, hasn’t been at all secretive about their relationship, sharing regular fawning comments about Paulson on Twitter.