Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson may be dating Twilight heartthrob Taylor Lautner. The pair have had a history of potential dates, but their most recent encounter seems to have been more romantic.
According to Latin Post, Ashley Benson of Pretty Little Liars fame and Taylor Lautner of the Twilight saga were visiting the “Halloween Horror Nights” exhibit at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. Ashley Benson posted a picture to her Instagram account and can be seen standing next to Taylor Lautner, who has his hand draped around her shoulders. The pair are also surrounded by male friends and cardboard cut-outs of Apollo 13 cast members. Ashley Benson looks chill in black skinny jeans, black shirt, and a purple plaid shirt. Tyler Lautner is dressed similarly in black jeans, black shirt, and grey touque.
This is not the first time that Ashley Benson and Taylor Lautner have been seen in the company of each other. News of their friendship was first evidenced in 2012 after a meal out at a Mexican restaurant. The manager of the restaurant dished on their dining experience.
“Their table was in the back, a bit far from where I could see or any of the maitre d’s could see. I don’t know what they ordered but I believe they may have had a few glasses of wine. I’m not exactly sure. It was a very small group at their table, about three to five people in total.”
The two seemed to have remained friends over the years. In March of 2015, they were again spotted enjoying dinner together, this time at Fogo De Chao restaurant in Los Angeles.
Both Ashley Benson and Taylor Lautner have been romantically linked to other famous actors in the past. Fashion Style reports that Taylor Lautner has been seen with Selena Gomez, Lily Collins, and Taylor Swift. Ashley Benson, for her part, according to Celebuzz, was in an on-again-off-again relationship with Justin Bieber’s stylist, Ryan Good.
Ashley Benson engaged in some weekend fun while her TV show, Pretty Little Liars, is on a mid-season break. Season 6 of the show began in June and wrapped its summer finale in August. Pretty Little Liars will take a break for the fall and be back on the air in January 2016. Spoilers abound about what to expect during the new season, including a wedding, their next villain and who’s coming back to town. Questions also exist as to whether next season — the 2016-2017 episodes — will be the show’s final offerings.
Expect exiting new things for the characters in Pretty Little Liars, for there will be a five-year time jump when the show returns. The mid-season finale revolved around events leading up to the girls’ high school graduation and prom, so a time jump seems fitting for a show that has centered around high school.
When it does return, Pretty Little Liars will have a new opening sequence. The details of this new sequence, however, are being kept under wraps. In anticipation of the continuation of Season 6, the actresses from Pretty Little Liars were engaged in a sultry photo shoot, MTV News reports.
The cast members kept their fans up to date about the happenings of the photo shoot, as Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, and Troian Bellisario live tweeted the event. A separate photo shoot for Lucy Hale and Sasha Pietrese also took place.
For both photo shoots, the Pretty Little Liars cast members were dressed in variations of black outfits, each according to their on-screen personas. The clothes had a more adult tone to them, with straps, buckles, and a lot of skin.
While Ashley Benson continues to enjoy her time off from filming, with Taylor Lautner by her side as either a friend or boyfriend, Pretty Little Liars fans have been given some news to sate their TV show appetite.
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