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Ashley Benson Talks Struggles of Being in the Public Eye & Dealing with Paparazzi

Ashley Benson Talks Struggles of Being in the Public Eye & Dealing with Paparazzi

Ashley Benson is opening up about being a public figure and the struggles of being followed around by the paparazzi whenever she leaves the house.

The 31-year-old Pretty Little Liars discussed the subject while talking about the Britney Spears documentary on an episode of Paris Hilton‘s This Is Paris podcast.

As you probably know, Ashley‘s past relationships with Cara Delevingne and rapper G-Eazy both garnered a lot of media attention and they were photographed many times throughout the years.

“That’s the one reason why I hate being in this industry, because you get unwanted attention,” she told Paris. “It’s funny because when people see in photos, living a normal life, being outside a restaurant or whatever, ‘Oh, they called the paparazzi ’cause they want to be photographed.’ It’s like dude, I’m actually one of the ones who does not, will never… I always look horrible in these photos.”

“Some people do like that stuff. It’s just, I like to keep my life private, and I think it’s such an invasion of privacy, and especially, you know,” she continued. “Unfortunately, I don’t know why they follow me everyday here, but I can’t leave my house without getting photographed. It almost causes car wrecks. They go through stop lights and all this stuff, they scream all this horrible stuff at you, and they just bother you to get a reaction.”

“It gives me so much anxiety. There’s times where I just don’t even want to leave my house or feel like I can go on a hike, or do whatever because for whatever reason, they just follow me and want to take my photo,” Ashley said. “There’s so many more famous people that have better stories to tell than me. I’m so not someone you need to be following because it’s just boring.”

Ashley also opened up about how “they just make up lies and they sit outside my house 24/7… it’s the most stressful thing.”

She also shared that it’s funny that the TikTok stars love the paparazzi, and she revealed that she and her ex G-Eazy both got COVID when they were in New York back in November.

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