Ashley Tisdale may be a beautiful young starlet, but her romantic life hasn’t been picture perfect.
“I actually have experienced being cheated on before,” Ashley told Billy Bush for Access Hollywood and “The Billy Bush Show,” during a visit earlier this week.
The former “High School Musical” franchise star said she knows the pain behind her new single, “It’s Alright, It’s OK,” a fist-pumping break-up anthem.
“It helps you to get over it for sure,” Ashley said of the tune.
The actress/singer said she hopes her song, which features the lyrics, “It’s alright/It’s OK/I’m so much better without you/I won’t be sorry,” will be inspiring to newly-single young women.
“I hope they like it,” she said. “Usually, you know, when I’m in that situation and there’s a break up or cheating, I would be the one to put on Kelly Clarkson — ‘Since U Been Gone,’ and kind of rock out to it… It made me feel so much better. So hopefully girls, you know, will think about my song like that.”
And Ashley revealed she’s moved on from the boy who inspired the song.
“Forgive and forget,” she said. “ “I’m friends with the guy who cheated on me… Not great friends because then he started dating my best friend… It was bad.”
Things have gone slightly better with her latest ex, actor Jared Murillo, who Ashley split up with only recently.
“Yeah, it’s kind of weird, like, you know, strange,” Ashley said of promoting a break-up song immediately following the end of her most recent romance. “He’s a really great guy and we just kind of grew apart. We’re trying to remain friends because I have a lot of respect for him and we do care for each other it’s just sometimes you just kind of grow apart and we’re young.”
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