Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale has opened up about her relationship with actor Graham Rogers, insisting she is thrilled to be dating a nice guy after a string of bad boys.

Editors at America's Star magazine reported the secret union last week (ends23Jun13) and Hale has now confirmed the gossip is true, gushing about the Revolution actor in a new interview.

She tells Us Weekly magazine, "He is such a sweetheart. We are having a good time. We started out as friends. He is a good guy, and I am past the bad-boy stage."

Hale, 24, previously dated The Amazing Spider-Man's Chris Zylka and was more recently linked to Teen Wolf hunk Colton Haynes.