Lucy Hale “Pretty Little Liars” Finale Tribute: “I’ll Always Keep Aria Close”

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Lucy Hale Pretty Little Liars Tribute

By Shari Weiss |

Lucy Hale Pretty Little Liars Tribute

(Lucy Hale/Instagram)

Lucy Hale is vowing to always keep her “Pretty Little Liars” character “close.” The actress posted a tribute on Instagram on Tuesday, hours before the series finale.

For seven seasons and, counting the final show, 160 episodes, Hale played Aria Montgomery. Over the years, the character had an up-and-down relationship with Ian Harding’s Ezra while she and her friends tried to survive physical and mental torture from “A.” During the last few episodes, Aria secretly joined the “A Team” in hopes of getting “A.D.” off her back once and for all. The identity of the nemesis will be revealed on the two-hour finale, which preview photos indicate will also feature Aria getting married.

Like many of her co-stars, Hale is reflecting on the journey that took her to this point. Alongside a photo of herself laying on the grass with Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario, Sasha Pieterse and Ashley Benson, the former child star wrote on Instagram, “I can almost remember the day about 8 years ago that we took this photo. Little did we know, our lives were about to change drastically. For me to be speechless says a lot, but I’m finding it hard to find the words to express my gratitude to every single person that made this show a success.”

Hale continued, “Sometimes simple is better and I just want to say …I will miss you Pretty Little Liars. Thanks to @imarleneking –She knows what she did , the whole cast, hardworking crew, producers and writers and all of YOU. You became part of the family. And to Aria– you became a part of me in a way, but I’ll always keep you close.”

In a subsequent Instagram post, she warned followers, “I’m gonna be posting A LOT of pll stuff today so I’m apologizing in advance.” She also shared the above photo with the cast and King. As Gossip Cop reported earlier, Bellisario posted her own tribute, as did many other colleagues. And in honor of the big finale, Gossip Cop looked back at five “Pretty Little Liars” rumors we helped bust over the years.

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