Ashley Benson dating Tyler Blackburn

Ashley Benson Dating ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Co-Star Tyler Blackburn

Ashley Benson and her Pretty Little Liars co-star Tyler Blackburn are dating.

Multiple sources confirmed to Us Weekly that Benson and Blackburn, who play girlfriend and boyfriend Hanna Marin and Caleb Rivers on the show, are a couple in real life.

The 23-year-old said of her 26-year-old Beau, “He makes me laugh. I have such a crush!”

The couple were first linked together in April when they were spotted kissing at Coachella. Benson had previously dated Ryan Good, Justin Bieber’s “swagger coach.” The actress said that she had always been in relationship and “needed to learn to be comfortable alone.” But, she added, she was open to dating again if she met the right person.

“If it happens, it happens. I’m 23 — I could have a boyfriend tomorrow,” she said. “But relationships are scary, because once you’re in one, you have to face the idea of breaking up or staying together forever. It’s scary.”

Before Pretty Little Liars, Ashley Benson played Abigail “Abby” Deveraux on Days of Our Lives from 2004 to 2007. She also appeared on Supernatural and Bring It On: In It to Win It. She also starred as Mia in the short-lived series Eastwick, which was based on the John Updike novel The Witches of Eastwick and the 1987 film adaptation of the same name. 

In January 2012, Benson nabbed a lead role in Harmony Korine’s film Spring Breakers after Emma Roberts dropped out.

Tyler Blackburn became a series regular on Pretty Little Liars during its third season, and was the first person cast in the spinoff Ravenswood. His character will travel to the town during the annual Pretty Little Liars Halloween special, which will precede the Ravenswood premiere. Luckily for fans, the trip didn’t mean that Blackburn was leaving PLL for good — he has been appearing in the show’s current fourth season, which premiered on June 11.

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