They are officially the cutest queer couple 💖
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM
Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson’s relationship has been blessing our timeline for over a year now and we still can’t get enough of them.
The two started out as co-stars whilst filming the punk-rock drama, Her Smell, back in 2018 and last June, Cara confirmed that they were dating at the same time that the pair reportedly moved in together.
Here’s a rundown of their short but sweet relationship.
April 2018: They began filming Her Smell together
The punk-rock drama began filming in April 2018 and it brought Cara and Ashley together as co-stars. If it wasn’t for Her Smell, who knows who we’d be shipping today?
May 2018: Ashley posted her first Instagram photo with Cara
“After 50 tries…we got a blurry one,” Ashley captioned their selfie. Cara also liked the pic from her Instagram which is when our queer little hearts started thumping.
May 2018: Cara and Ashley photographed together in public
Pride magazine reported on the pictures, noting that one photo showed Cara hugging Ashley and appearing to kiss her neck.
August 2018: Fans speculated that Ashley was wearing jewellery with Cara’s initials on it
Ashley posted an Instagram selfie that showed off some of her jewellery, including a necklace with the letters “C” and “A”. We wonder what that could stand for?
August 2018: Ashley attended Cara’s 26th birthday party
Cara’s star-studded party included a photo booth where Ashley took photos with her rumoured gf along with their friends Suki Waterhouse and Zoe Kravitz.
September 2018: Cara called Ashley “magic” on Instagram
Ashley posted a photo on Instagram of a neon sign that read, “You are magic”. Cara then liked the photo and commented, “Yes you are.”
December 2018: Cara reportedly rented out London’s Natural History Museum for Ashley’s birthday
Just a few days after Ashley’s 29th birthday, Cara posted a photo of a bed surrounded by decorated trees at London’s Natural History Museum.
March 2019: The duo spent time in Paris together with Cara’s sister
Cara and Ashley were in Paris for Fashion Week and stylist Jamie Mizrahi, a friend of Ashley’s, posted an Instagram of the couple cosied up in a car. She captioned the image, “Post show cuddle puddle.” That same day, Ashley posted a photo of herself with Cara’s sister Poppy.
May 2019: The duo carried a sex bench into their house in California
Who could forget this viral moment? Cara and Ashley were spotted by paparazzi as they carried their sex bench into their home.
June 2019: Cara confirmed that she was dating Ashley
The model seemingly confirmed her relationship when she posted an Instagram video of her kissing Ashley, a clip taken from Her Smell. Cara captioned it with “#PRIDE” and a bunch of rainbow emojis.
Cara later told E! News why she wanted to go public with their relationship after a year of secrecy.
She said: “I don’t know, because it is Pride, it’s been 50 years since Stonewall happened and I don’t know. It’s been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?”
Cara also gave a speech at the TrevorLIVE Gala that seemed directed at Ashley, who was in attendance.
“I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are,” Cara said in her speech. “She’s one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought.”
July 2019: Fans noticed that Ashley had “CD” tattooed on her and Cara has an “A” inked in the same spot
In July 2019, Ashley posted a photo that shows her tattoo of the letters “CD”. Although it’s not clear what the tattoo means or when she got it, many fans pointed out that “CD” could stand for Cara’s initials.
February 2020: Ashley shared a photo of the pair kissing
In the caption, Ashley wrote that this picture was posted to help raise awareness for Stand Up To Cancer’s #KissCancerGoodbye campaign, which is meant to help raise awareness about the organisation’s mission: to “turn more cancer patients into long-term survivors”.
She wrote, “A kiss with a cause. This Valentine’s Day when you share a photo of you and a loved one— a significant other, a friend, a pet—you can also raise awareness and help create a future with more survivors thanks to @su2c #KissCancerGoodbye campaign.”
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