It can be easy to forget that even your celebrity crushes have celebrity crushes, but Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale (Aria Montgomery) is spilling hers. Which celebrity was she totally in love with growing up?
The lucky dude is Zac Hanson, the youngest Hanson sibling. Hanson was a pop group most famous for their 1997 smash hit “MMMBop.” Lucy was definitely not the only one with a major crush on one of the Hanson brothers, but that doesn’t diminish her affections.
“Oh, I loved Zac Hanson,” Lucy told PopCrush. “And then, a funny story about it: I was actually at the CMAs. One of the interviewers is friends with them, and he was like, ‘Oh, I’m gonna tweet them.’ And now they’re following me back on Twitter, so I was like freaking out.” Um, that’s adorable, and definitely not how most celebrity crush stories end. We say Lucy take her celebrity crushing all the way and get Hanson to collaborate with her on her next country music album. We already have high hopes for a T-Swift duet, why not add Hanson to the bucket list?
It might not be such a silly idea. Since the release of her debut single, “You Sound Good to Me” on January 7, Lucy’s name has shot to the top of the iTunes country charts. She plans to drop the rest of her album in late spring and, from there, who knows? Though Lucy is committed to Pretty Little Liars, she calls music her first love.
"I'll ride out that show until it's done, just because that's allowed me to do this right here," Lucy told Billboard. "I don't think I'll ever quit acting, but in my heart, I feel like I'm a musician. I want to continue to make music for the rest of my life."
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Catch the episode on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.