Colton Underwood Sparks Romance Speculation With Lucy Hale
The former Bachelor star, 28, and Pretty Little Liars actress, 31, were spotted out and about on a hike on Wednesday at the Paseo Miramar Trail in Los Angeles.
Sources to SUN say the Pretty Little Liars star reached out to Colton after his break-up and the pair have been hanging out on a number of occasions.
The pair - who are thought to have mutual friends - look close and aren't wearing masks.
TMZ reports that the two have been on a few "casual hike dates."
But a day after the excursion, Hale told Entertainment Tonight that she is still single.
"I feel more single than ever, but it's fine," Hale told ET while promoting her new film, A Nice Girl Like You. "If anything during this time it's taught us — because I've done the whole thing basically alone and I used to hate being alone — I feel the only way I'm gonna date someone next is if they make my life better because I'm so happy right now having my own routine."
She added, "I'm on a dating site now and I still never met up with any of them because I'm too nervous ... Believe it or not, I'm really shy in that sense."
Hale also revealed that when the timing is right, she needs someone with a sense of humor.
"I physically do not have a type. I've dated everything cross the board," she explained, adding that she's looking for "someone who's confident and comfortable in their skin."
"There's so many insecure men out there and I can't do that. I've dated that. Don't want that," she added, before listing qualities she would like to have in a potential partner. "Work ethic, drive, passion. I don't care what you do, just love it. Do everything a hundred and ten percent. A good moral compass. Just a good person. It's very simple what I'm looking for, but that's hard. Simple qualities are harder to find."
"I'm not settling for anything less than what I'm looking for. Because why? Why would I?" said Hale, whose CW show Katy Keene was recently canceled after one season.
Back in 2018, the actress said she was eager to watch Underwood during his season of The Bachelor.
"I’m super excited that Colton’s the Bachelor," Hale told PEOPLE back in 2018. “He’s wholesome. He’s a good guy it seems like. He’s really beautiful to watch.”