Lucy Hale Had a Real-Life Crush on Her Pretty Little Liars Co-Star

Sep 28, 2017 at 10:12 p.m. ET
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Ah, fall — such a bittersweet time of year for Pretty Little Liars fans. The temps are finally cooling down enough not to melt our faces off, but we don't have a brand new season of PLL waiting in the fall TV line-up to cozy up on the couch and tune into. Lucy Hale must have sensed fans' despair, though, because she just revealed a juicy snippet about her feelings for co-star Ian Harding.

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We have Ellen DeGeneres to thank for the revelation, as she released a video of Hale (Aria) — along with co-stars Sasha Pieterse (Ali), Ashley Benson (Hanna), Shay Mitchell (Emily) and Troian Bellisario (Spencer) — participating in a round of Never Have I Ever.

It was all part of DeGeneres' new YouTube series, Ellen's Show Me More Show, for which she unveiled the plans back in May.

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One of the questions during the interview was "Never have I ever had a crush on a co-star," to which Hale, Benson and Mitchell all pleaded guilty. But while the latter two ladies shared a crush on Nolan North, aka Mr. Hastings, Hale hesitated to reveal her secret crush.

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"I'm not going to say mine," she said sheepishly before reluctantly blurting out, "Oh whatever, it was Ian! Ian Harding, Season 1. Well, whatever, I was 20."

Wait, what? Are you telling us Ezria could have been a thing in real life? And is it wrong for us to kinda-sorta hope this could still be a thing?!

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Presently, Hale is reportedly single and Harding's relationship status is unconfirmed, although he is rumored to be dating Candy Crowns. We're just sayin'... there's still a chance, right?

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