James Franco - James Franco dating Ashley Benson
'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' actor James Franco is dating 'Pretty Little Liars' beauty Ashley Benson, and insiders say the romance is going well.
James Franco is dating Ashley Benson.
The '127 Hours' star began romancing the 'Pretty Little Liars' beauty last month and insiders say the pair are smitten with each other.
A source told the New York Post newspaper: ''They have been seeing each other for a little over a month, but things are going well.''
Last year, James revealed he had split from his long-term girlfriend Ahna O'Reilly after dating for five years.
He admitted the long-distance had become too much for them as he was studying English at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, while she stayed in Los Angeles.
He said: ''That [relationship] lasted about four or five years. We'd been living together in LA then I came to New York to go to school for two years.
''Then I signed up for more school at Yale. I think that was it for her.''
The Hollywood hunk also confessed how he didn't have much luck with girls when he was growing up because he was so shy.
He said: ''I think girls liked me, but I was awkward, shy and emotionally immature, so I didn't have a ton of girlfriends.
''I had short-term relationships and always got dumped, I think because I was too slow for them.''