Pretty Little Liars star Troian Bellisario is currently living large in Italy with her friends, gearing up to say “I do” to the love of her life, Suits actor Patrick J. Adams. She’s soaking up some sun, busting out her fieriest moves, and indulging in delicious afternoon gelato with her best gals, including Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, and Lulu Brud Zsebe. Sounds like an unforgettable bachelorette party, right? It is, but unfortunately some people have decided to turn her carefree adventure into a dramatic situation. Instead of enjoying all the gorgeous photos and videos the cast has been generous enough to share, they are instead flocking to the comment section to ask the following question: Where is Lucy Hale and why did she opt out of such a fun time?
There have been murmurings of Lucy Hale not being as close to the other core Liars for a while now, with fans wondering what’s up with the division and whether or not her costars deliberately ostracize her from their gatherings. Usually the topic is struck up whenever Lucy misses a photo op with the rest of the girls or doesn’t appear at a major group event — in this case, a getaway trip to celebrate the bride-to-be.
When Troian, Shay and Ashley — along with some of Troian’s other pals, including Shay’s on-screen PLL fling Lulu Brud Zsebe, a.k.a. Sabrina — started posting dreamy vacation shots, fans immediately noted Lucy’s absence — accusations and inquiries about her whereabouts flooded in. Had she been invited? If so, why did she decline? Sure, some folks wondered why Sasha Pieterse was MIA, but the focus remained on Lucy; so much so, in fact, that she felt inclined to address the speculation head on, simply explaining that they’re “all in our late 20s with different interests and different groups of friends.”
@Rhys17Green because we are all in our late 20s with different interests and different groups of friends ❤️
— Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) September 4, 2016
That being said, instead of jetting off to Italy, Lucy traveled to Tennessee to spend quality time with her family — which is totally understandable given how hard the girl works. She has a busy schedule,and downtime with her loved ones is rare; so when the opportunity to visit home arose, she made the most of it!
While there, she got to hang out with her mom, sister and adorable nieces — and even assembled a precious toy kitchen in the process! “Not even gonna lie…this is on my list of greatest achievements (with added support from my bro-in-law). There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for my feisty red headed niece!” she captioned the pic above.
“Home is where my heart is,” Lucy wrote alongside a sweet image of herself holding the newest (and cutest!) addition to her family. “Sad to leave, but grateful to have these last few days with the fam. Little sweet Lula- I love you bb girl. My sister hates cheesy posts but I don’t care, I’m doing it anyway.”
Aw! We all need quality time with our loved ones and Lucy looks like she’s having a relaxing trip home, in spite of all the over-the-top rumors of her being a “diva” and “not getting along” wth her coworkers (which are completely false, by the way).
Meanwhile, over in Italy, Troian, Ashley and Shay haven’t been letting the online drama get to them either. Judging by all their #BellisarioGetsBooted uploads, it looks like they’re having a blast!
Trevi fountain, delicious eats, and breathtaking views — talk about travel goals! Who else is secretly envious of them right now?
What are your thoughts on this situation — are fans reading way too much into things? Why can’t we all just get along? Also, how amazing does Troian’s Mediterranean getaway look? We’re waiting to hear your thoughts below!