Poor Ashley Benson. The Pretty Little Liars actress can’t hang out with a cute guy for more than a minute without rumors starting that she’s hooking up with him / in love with him / practically betrothed to him. Well, as it turns out, the celebrity gossip mill experienced another fail moment recently when reports that Ashley was dating her Spring Breakers costar James Franco turned out to be 100% false. (Nice try, A, but you lose. Next time fact check before you identify yourself as a “source,” biotch.)
How do we know that these two Hollywood hotties are not canoodling in secret? Because James took to his blog on the Huffington Post to refute them. And, while he was at it, the 34-year-old Oz actor also decided to address the fact that he isn’t dating Selena Gomez either for the record (mostly due to a fear of receiving the beat-down from Justin Bieber). Take a look:
I also hear that I’ve been dating Selena Gomez, Kristen Stewart and Ashley Benson. Hot damn, am I a lucky guy. I wish I had actually gotten closer than the 13th row of the theater in Toronto where Kristen gave her On the Road Q and A, but I didn’t; not only did I not talk to her, I didn’t even go to the SoHo house where I supposedly asked her out on a date. As for Gomez and Benson, those are Bieber’s girls and I wouldn’t dare tangle with the Biebs. I heard he wants to kick my ass. Yikes!
Well, although we have no idea what he means by Ashley being “Bieber’s girl,” (she never dated Bieber — just his swagger coach, Ryan Good) we’re glad everything was straightened out. We’re betting Ashley is as well considering some of the comments and her PLL castmates — including Lucy Hale — have been tweeting that indirectly address the romance falsehoods.
Moment of truth: Did you believe the rumors to be accurate? Or were you taken aback, especially considering their vast age difference?