... Go public!
Pretty Little Liars shot-caller I. Marlene King revealed this bit of intel over the weekend regarding the controversial coupling of Aria (Lucy Hale) and Ezra (Ian Harding).
It may still be controversial when the show returns June 14, but it won't be a secret come fall: “It is highly likely that Aria and Ezra will be going public,” King says.
“Not necessarily in the summer [episodes], but maybe this fall. As you know, we air episodes in blocks of 12. In the first 12, [the relationship] is still going to be very much a secret."
"But the second 12 might be their coming out story.”
The romance won’t be nearly as taboo as it once was, given that Ezra will have started his new job at Hollis College and will no longer be Aria’s teacher.
Still, it's Pretty Little Liars, and that means rocky, stressful times on the horizon - and not just regarding the hunt for A, but with this attractive pairing.
“It’s going to be complicated and it’s going to be awkward when we return,” King says. “They’re going to find life is even harder with [Ezra at Hollis]."
Might one of those complications be that Aria finds a new love interest? It sounds likely, per King: ”There is definitely a love triangle on the horizon.”