Lucy Hale and 'Riverdale' star Skeet Ulrich's rumored romance trolled over 20-year age gap: 'Not going to work'

The duo was seen indulging in PDA during what looked like a lunch date in Los Angeles and the couple was then photographed taking a stroll


                            Lucy Hale and 'Riverdale' star Skeet Ulrich's rumored romance trolled over 20-year age gap: 'Not going to work'
Lucy Hale and Skeet Ulrich are reportedly dating (Getty Images)

'Riverdale' star Skeet Ulrich, 51, and 'Pretty Little Liars' actress Lucy Hale, 31, were seen having a great time during what looked like a lunch date. Pictures and videos of the duo kissing and sharing a meal went viral on social media simply because of their age difference. Since many grew up watching Hale on 'PLL', they seemed to have forgotten that Hale isn't a teenager anymore, but a grown 31-year-old woman.

Age differences are a huge controversy in Hollywood, so the frenzy on social media was expected. The duo was seen partaking in "heavy" PDA on Sunday in Los Angele. There are pictures of the duo holding hands, kissing and what Page Six called a "touchy-feeling stroll" through the city.

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Pictures of the celebrity duo kissing caused a social media frenzy 

While Hale isn't a teenager anymore (no matter how young she was in 'Pretty Little Liars') many took to social media to have an opinion about the 31-year-old actress dating the 51-year-old actor. From words such as "preying" and "gross" being used, many thought the age gap between the duo wasn't appropriate. 

"Wtf?! Why is Lucy Hale kissing a man who could be her father? I thought she was growing up and learning to love herself ... The age difference is important and this relationship is not going to work," said one user. Another added, "Lucy Hale is a real life Aria Montgomerry kissing freaking Skeet Ulrich... funny but also gross." Another said, "He’s 51. And usually I’m not grossed out by 30somethings fucking 50somethings. Heck I’m a 30 something who’s f*cked men in their 50s and 60s, but I still think of Lucy as a baby. I can’t help it!



 



 



 

It wasn't long before many decided to defend the duo's PDA (they haven't confirmed anything, so we don't know what's official or what isn't and therefore can't call it a relationship) as they adamantly tweeted that Hale, a grown-up woman, can date whoever she wants.

"Gen Z is currently saying that 31 year old Lucy Hale is being preyed upon by dating 51 year old Skeet Ulrich," wrote one user. Another added, "We're fucking doomed," with a screenshot of someone dissing the duo's age difference, and another user calling out the troll. Another user added, "This hellsite better not be getting in an uproar about Lucy Hale & Skeet Ulrich or calling it gross or some bs because of their age difference. Lucy is 31; she's a grown adult. Stop infantilizing grown women whenever they date older men." "Look is it creepy that 51 year old Skeet Ulrich is dating a woman 20 years his Jr? Yes. Those kind of age gaps are always a little cringe BUT Lucy Hale is 31 y'all. She's old & successful enough to know what she's about. Live those 90's girls dreams Lucy!" tweeted another user.



 



 



 

Some, on the other hand, were just happy for the possible couple. "So in case you live under a rock and haven't heard about lucy hale and skeet ulrich hanging out in a romantically way together, here you have the photos." Another added, "okay but lucy hale and skeet ulrich, just looking at their pictures makes my heart happy, they are so cute."



 



 

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