09/13/2011 09:38 am ET | Updated Nov 13, 2011

AnnaLynne McCord Talks About Relationship With Dominic Purcell

AnnaLynne McCord may play a teenager on "90210" but she's dating a much older man in real life.

The actress, 24, recently opened up about her new beau, former "Prison Break" actor Dominic Purcell, 41.

"We met doing a project [2012's "Officer Down"] and we connected over a conversation about how we were moving away from L.A.," she told Us Weekly. "I just bought a townhouse [somewhere else in California]. We were trying to get away from all of it. We live far away, near the beach."

She added she enjoys learning from Purcell and engaging in "healthy debates" with him.

McCord, who has been spotted on the "90210" set in some sexy bikinis recently, officially split from "Twilight" actor Kellan Lutz in November 2010.

For more on McCord's new beau, head over to Us Weekly.