Actress Ashley Benson and her boyfriend of one year, Justin Bieber’s previous right-hand man and swagger coach, Ryan Good, have called it quits.
Benson, 23, confirmed the split in the April edition of Seventeen.
“Anytime you go through a breakup, it’s rough. Ryan and I are still close but I’m too young to be in a serious relationship. Work is my boyfriend,” said Benson, who told the magazine she is open to the idea of falling in love again.
“If it happens, it happens. I'm 23 -- I could have a boyfriend tomorrow. But relationships are scary, because once you're in one, you have to face the idea of breaking up or staying together forever,” said the star.
Benson told the magazine that she encouraged the split, wanting to learn how to be comfortable being alone, but rumors have been swirling that the actress is already connected to Oscar nominee, James Franco, after a photo of the two canoodling surfaced online in October.
Franco denied the allegations, stating, “I also hear that I've been dating Selena Gomez, Kristen Stewart and Ashley Benson. Hot damn, am I a lucky guy?”
Benson sparked dating rumors again this week, when she was spotted with 21-year-old “Twilight” star Taylor Lautner Friday night dining at Fogo de Chao in Beverly Hills. E! reported that the pair definitely did dine together but left the restaurant separately after their outing.
Good worked as Bieber’s “swagger coach” and road manager until 2011, when he moved on from the singer.
The announcement of the split comes the same day of Benson’s season finale of ABC Family's “Pretty Little Liars” and just days after the release of the raunchy drama film “Spring Breakers,” in which Benson stars.
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