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First Photos! Ashley Benson and New Boyfriend James Franco Spotted Mid-PDA (PHOTOS)

As the NY Post originally reported, Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson (Hanna) has been dating her Spring Breakers co-star James Franco for “a little over a month.” Now, an eagle-eyed onlooker snapped photos of the pair getting close and posted them on Instagram.

According to RadarOnline, Ashley dumped her longtime boyfriend Ryan Good after she wrapped filming Spring Breakers earlier this year. A source says, “Ashley told Ryan they needed to 'slow down' and then booked a flight to New York City to go see James' art gallery showing.” E! has since confirmed that James, who is 12 years older than Ashley, is definitely dating our favorite blonde in Rosewood.

Even though “things are going well,” as the Post reported, Ashley may have burned some very important bridges with her former BFF Selena Gomez. As fans know, Ryan and Justin Bieber are extremely close, which led to Ash and SelGo getting tight as well. But now, according to Radar, “Selena is pissed off.”

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Apparently, Ashley had “begged” Selena to get her a part in Spring Breakers, after Emma Roberts dropped out of the movie because “she didn’t want to gain weight for it.” Selena helped Ashley get the role, “but it was clear early on that Ashley had something going on with James,” says a source, to Radar.

Today (October 23), a Croatian Instagram user with the handle CuriousClement posted these photos of James and Ashley snuggling and leaning on each other’s shoulders.

We’re happy for Ashley! They may not have gotten together under ideal circumstances, but Ashley looks happy. And we’re sure she can remain friends with Selena. After all, they’re not the types to let boys get in the way of their bond.

Don’t miss the next new episode of PLL, the Halloween special, on Tuesday, October 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

Source: E!, RadarOnline,

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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