By Amber Goodhand – Radar News Editor
Pretty Little Liars actress Ashley Benson is dating her Spring Breakers co-star James Franco, but RadarOnline.com has learned some exclusive dirt about how these two got together — and the bridges Ashley burned in the process.
Before hooking up with James, 34, Ashley, 22, was dating Justin Bieber‘s pal Ryan Good so she became fast friends with the Canadian singer’s girlfriend, Selena Gomez, who was actually the one that got Ashley the role in Spring Breakers!
“Selena feels used and kind of punched in the face seeing as though she got Ashley the role and Ashley just used the opportunity to break her friend’s heart,” the insider revealed to RadarOnline.com.
“After Emma Roberts turned down the role because she didn’t want to gain weight for it, Ashley practically begged Selena to get her in front of producers for the part. She did, because she thought they were all friends, but it was clear early on that Ashley had something going on with James.”
According to the insider, Ryan started feeling like something was up because Ashley was usually quite possessive and insecure in their relationship, but when she all of a sudden didn’t have time for him, Justin and Selena didn’t know what to say.
“Once the shoot wrapped, Ashley told Ryan they needed to ‘slow down’ and then booked a flight to New York City to go see James’ art gallery showing,” the source said.
“Selena is pi**ed off that she went out of her way to vouch for Ashley, only to have her dump Ryan. She got the role and she got the man, but she lost a good friend.”