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Ashley Benson has confirmed her split from Ryan Good, according to new reports, after nearly a year together as a couple.
The "Pretty Little Liars" actress has finally confirmed the news, which has been rumored for months, and she has explained that she is learning to be "comfortable alone."
She has told Seventeen magazine: "I've always been in relationships. And I knew I needed to learn to be comfortable alone."
Rumors have been circulating since fall 2012 that Benson and Good had split, however, both of them refused to speak publicly about it and did not officially confirm it.
Even when celebrity rumor mags were touting that Benson was having a relationship with her "Spring Breakers" co-star James Franco, she refused to participate in the media reports on her private life. However, she has now decided the time is right to set the record straight and confirm the split.
It now appears as though Benson and Good split at a similar time as her good friend Selena Gomez split with her boyfriend, Canadian pop star Justin Bieber. Benson has now confirmed that her split was "rough" but she is now moving on.
She told 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."
Last year she also spoke about her relationship with Good, revealing that they were having a difficult time because they were both so busy with their respective work schedules.
She told Teen Vogue: "The first couple of months, it was all Skype. He was in Japan, Europe, everywhere. I'd have to wake up at two in the morning to talk to him. It's hard being in this industry. You're always away from your family and friends and boyfriend."
Here is a video of interviews with Ashley Benson and her "Spring Breakers" co-stars: