The dating lives of the Pretty Little Liars stars are always a topic of conversation among fans, so we weren’t surprised to see this question among the most-asked on Wetpaint Entertainment: Have Lucy Hale (Aria) and Ian Harding (Ezra Fitz) ever dated in real life?

Maybe it’s because these two play soulmates so convincingly on PLL, or because they look so good together, or because they love to joke around (and punk each other on Punk’d) together when the cameras aren’t rolling. But the simple truth, as far as we can tell, is that these two are just friends.

Disappointed? We know how you feel, but at the same time, we think the fact that there’s no romantic or sexual tension between Lucy and Ian off-screen is a good thing for their chemistry on-screen. If they were having a fight, or broke up while filming, then it would be hard for us to believe their love for each other on the show.

But look on the bright side: Ian is still single!

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.

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

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