October 23, 2012 6:27 PM EST
Couple Alert: James Franco Cozy Up with ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Ashley Benson [PHOTOS]
Although he has a lot on his plate, James Franco manages to find time for a new love life. A source confirmed that the actor is dating his "Spring Breakers" co-star, Ashley Benson.
Photos of James Franco cuddling up a blonde girl in his arms surfaced all over the web. A source confirmed on E! Online that the lucky girl beside the actor is none other than his "Spring Breakers" co-star, Ashley Benson.
The new lovebirds were pictured together as they share an intimate hug while on a trip to Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
"James Franco gettin' it in right in front of me," as captioned by the Instagram user who caught Franco and Benson in the act.
Ashley Benson is better known for her role as Hanna Marin in the hit U.S. TV series "Pretty Little Liars." She met James Franco on the set of the "Spring Breakers" movie which also stars Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens.
According to reports from the New York Post, the actress who is younger than the Oscar-nominated actor by 12 years was recently spotted holding hands with Franco at the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride.
E! Online also reports that the two, together with Vanessa Hudgens, engaged in a "three way romp in the pool" for their film. The entertainment site describes the movie as "a drug and sex-fuelled film about four coeds who find themselves mixed up with a drug dealer."
Franco recently appeared with Benson and Selena Gomez during their film's red carpet screening at the Venice Film Festival back in September.
The actor broke up with his long time girlfriend Ahna O'Reilly after his dedication to his studies in New York City kept them apart.
However, representatives from Franco and Benson have not yet made any confirmation whether the two are officially together.