‘Pretty Little Liars’ rumor: Is Ashley Benson dating Taylor Lautner?

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Although Lucy Hale and Troian Bellisario are both in committed relationships, their “Pretty Little Liars” co-star in Ashley Benson seems to be constantly a favorite of all sorts of romance rumors. The latest one? That she is getting cozy with a certain “Twilight” werewolf in Taylor Lautner.

In some new photos (which you can see at the link here), Benson and Lautner are seen out together recently outside the Red O Mexican Restaurant in Los Angeles. While some people may automatically want to assume that this is a sign the couple is dating, there are some things to consider — namely that the two do keep a respectable distance from each other throughout all of the photos that were snapped, which is either a good PR move to hide their relationship, or proof that they are just friends.

Lautner’s private life has quieted in recent years, but the actor has been in the past linked to Taylor Swift (who is currently dating Conor Kennedy) along with Selena Gomez (who is of course still going strong with Justin Bieber despite some rumors to the contrary earlier this year).

It’s remarkable really that Benson has found the time in her schedule to really spend some time out with anyone — she ironically filmed a move earlier this year with Gomez in “Spring Breakers,” and she has been hard at work for the past few months on season 3 of “Pretty Little Liars” — which wraps up its summer run later this month before going on hiatus until January.

Do you think that Benson and Lautner could make a good couple — if they actually are dating, that is? We want to hear your thoughts below! Also, be sure to check out some other sneak peeks from Tuesday night’s new episode over at this link.

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