ian harding pll dance 'Pretty Little Liars' Ian Harding: 'Strong possibility of seeing more Simone'“Pretty Little Liars” has thrown a new wrench in the Ezra-Aria (“Ezria,” as the kids are calling them) works with the introduction of Simone (Alona Tal), Aria’s childhood babysitter who has coffee with Mr. Fitz. But star Ian Harding assures Zap2it that Ezria will weather the storm.

“It was a really, really awesome episode,” says Harding. “I was worried Ezra would come off as a jerk because it’s very obvious that Aria’s uncomfortable with [him having coffee with Simone] and the whole time I’m like, ‘It’s just coffee.'”

“I think it was really great at the end when I finally say, ‘Why are you freaking out, I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m in love with you,” Harding continues. “I think it was really great to say it and I think it puts such a stamp of solid ‘we’re going to weather the storm here’ on the relationship, no matter what comes our way.”

“And I do know that there is a lot coming our way, so that’s going to be interesting as we brave the weather together,” teases Harding. “I know there’s a very strong possibility of seeing more Simone. I’m excited to see what happens.”

“Pretty Little Liars” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

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