James Franco dating Ashley Benson?


‘127 Hours’ star James Franco is reportedly dating model-actress Ashley Benson. The 34-year-old actor began romancing the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ beauty last month and the pair are smitten with each other, reported New York Post online. “They have been seeing each other for a little over a month, but things are going well,” a source said. Last year, Franco split from his long-term girlfriend Ahna O`Reilly after dating for five years. He said that 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. “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,” he had said. The Hollywood star also said that he didn`t have much luck with girls when he was growing up because he was so shy. “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,” he added.