Cupid's Pulse Article: Rumor: James Franco and Ashley Benson Are DatingCupid's Pulse Article: Rumor: James Franco and Ashley Benson Are Dating

By Nicole Weintraub

Rumors have been swirling around supposed ladies’ man James Franco recently connecting him to Ashley Benson, according to People. The two were spotted in Las Angeles at a Halloween Horror Night getting cozy with one another, though no official announcements have been made linking the two as an official couple. The two are starring in Spring Breakers together and have supposedly been spending a great deal of time together. Aside from Benson, Franco has also been rumored to be dating Kristen Stewart (who recently reunited with Robert Pattinson) and Selena Gomez (who is currently dating Justin Bieber). Regarding these accusations, Franco merely laughed it off claiming he would not mess with Bieber’s girls nor has he spoken to Stewart.

How do you keep rumors from affecting your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Rumors, unfortunately, are a part of everyday life. Regardless of how old you are, rumors will encircle you. Here are some ways to keep rumors from affecting your relationship:

1. Rubber and glue: As old fashioned as it sounds, remember the childhood saying regarding rubber and glue? It’s completely true though — words are merely words. Whilst they may hurt at first, don’t give them another thought because rumors are merely untrue myths. 

2. Don’t add fuel to the fire: The more you make a big deal out of the rumors, the more your relationship will be affected. If you do not give the rumors a second thought, your partner will follow your lead and do the same.

3. Look the other way: Ignore people who have negative comments about your relationship. As long as you are happy, that is all that matters. If people are spreading rumors about you, then you are better off without their negative energy in your life.

What are some ways you keep rumors from affecting your life? Tell us in the comments below!