Sadness! Alas, it appears that Ashley and Tyler aren't actually a real-life item — unless Ashley is still pulling a fast one on all of us. In other words, Ashley's relationship status appears to be almost as big of a mystery as finding out who is "A" on the show,
Original story: We're giving this new couple an "A" for amazing!
Several sources have reportedly confirmed that 23-year-old Ashley and 26-year-old Tyler are indeed a real-life couple. Haleb forever!
There had been speculation swirling for quite some time that the two might be an item, especially when they both posted a photo of themselves kissing in May. However, they both had claimed that the kiss was just a result of two close friends saying goodbye at the end of the night.
"A French friendship," Tyler captioned the pic. When Ashley re-posted it, she added, "Besties. Sad he's leaving me :("
News of the relationship comes at a bittersweet time for the twosome, as Tyler is leaving Pretty Little Liars to star on the upcoming ABC Family spinoff, Ravenswood. Although this is a big career step for Tyler, it will sadly mean they won't be able to cuddle on-set between scenes. However, Ash has confirmed that Hanna will visit Ravenswood this season, so at least we'll have one on-camera reunion to look forward to.
Ashley has previously been linked to Justin Bieber's "swagger coach" Ryan Good, and rumors were flying earlier this year that she was dating James Franco.
We're wishing all the best to Ashley and Tyler, and we're just glad this is one relationship that "A" can't mess with. So now if you'll excuse us, we'll be busy thinking of mash-up names for them. Ashler? Benburn? Cut us some slack — we're still working on it!