Love is coming to Rosewood yet again on “Pretty Little Liars” this season, but this time the woman it is going to impact the most is someone other than Ella, Hanna, Spencer or Emily. Then again, that is not to say that they will be completely apathetic to this person’s arrival.
According to a report from TVLine, Steve Talley — whose credits include “Last Man Standing” and a brief stint on MTV’s short-lived “I Just Want My Pants Back” — is set to appear as a new love interest to Aria’s mom Ella. The arrival of this unnamed character does very much suit the story of season 3 thus far — if you look at back at this past week’s new episode, Lucy Hale’s character was desperate to try and get Ella back on the road to love following a heartbreaking divorce, and she ultimately decided to keep the online dating profile up that Aria set up for her even despite some initial worries that it would embarrass her royally.
Since nothing in the world of “Pretty Little Liars” ever tends to be ordinary, there is a twist still to this story — Ella’s new boyfriend is going to be noticeably younger than she is. While we’re not looking at anything that is as taboo as Aria shacking up with her then-teacher Ezra, it is interesting to see how the two ladies are going in the different direction in regards to age in their romantic lives.
There’s no word yet on when this character is set to first turn up, but it’s hard for him to show up with potentially playing a role in Aria’s life. Let’s just hope that he somehow is connected only to her, and not to the “A Team” or the mystery of Alison’s grave getting dug out of the ground.
Are you excited to see where this story takes Aria and Ella? Be sure to check out a promo for the new episode coming up on July 10!
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