Pretty Little Liars Showrunner Reveals What Happened To Emily And Alison After The Cancelled Spinoff

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One of the many reasons that fans were excited about the Pretty Little Liars spinoff, The Perfectionists, was that characters from the original were on it. Hence, updates about their lives and their friends would be “pretty” abundant, and they were. Unfortunately, it was not all good news before the show’s cancellation, especially for fans of Emily and Alison.

What happened to the couple, before the Pretty Little Liars spinoff got cancelled, was pretty upsetting for their fans. Despite some forewarning, it got even worse for the pair, as Emily remained off-screen. Not too far into The Perfectionist’s run, it was revealed that Emily and Alison had gotten divorced.

You can imagine how frustrated fans were when the Pretty Little Liarsspinoff got cancelled, closing the door on Emily and Alison’s future for the foreseeable future. That is, until now. Pretty Little Liars’ showrunner, I. Marlene King, has provided an important update. So, how is their relationship fairing post-cancellation? King tweeted the following tidings:

Emison is going strong. They are reunited and loving each other hard. Plus they are great moms, raising their daughters to be strong women who are true to themselves and their identities.

Yes, Emily and Alison are apparently back together and raising their daughters. I. Marlene King does not mention if the couple has remarried. From the sound of things, they are happy, though. For fans, that is arguably what matters most. The news is yet another update from the Pretty Little Liars universe, which is currently off-screen.

During its time on the air, the Pretty Little Liars spinoff revealed that Spencer and Toby had gotten married. At least, they thought it was Spencer that Toby married. The Perfectionists hinted that Spencer’s evil twin, Alex, had escaped from Mona. One of the more foreboding updates, along with Emily and Alison’s relationship status.

In a less ominous update, The Perfectionists also shared the exciting news that Caleb and Hanna had their baby. In the Pretty Little Liars series finale, it was revealed that the couple was expecting. Again, a happier update than Emily and Alison got. Of course, the situation was not without some context.

Right after the Pretty Little Liars spinoff was announced to be featuring the return of Alison, but not Emily, trouble set in. Had The Perfectionists lasted more than one season, it would have been weird for Emily not to be on it. Relationship drama between the couple was the only way to explain why Emily would not be with Alison.

The thing is that Emily and Alison also have two daughters together. Alison staying away from Emily also meant staying away from their girls. A development that made no sense unless it was for an extremely temporary situation. The good news is that what did not make sense has been rectified, if only in a tweet.

Without a second season, there is no reason to keep Emily and Alison apart, so they have reunited in the off-air universe to live happily ever after. You can watch Pretty Little Liars on HBO Max, and check out this summer’s premieres. Pretty Little Liars alum, Keegan Allen, can be seen in the Walker, Texas Ranger reboot when it premieres on The CW in 2021, so be sure to keep an eye out for that!

Britt Lawrence

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