Everyone knows Ashley Benson and Cara Delevingne are a stunning, talented, universally likeable couple, but fans didn't know for sure whether or not they were actually a couple for over a whole year until they verbally confirmed it. Thankfully, they weren't subtle in their hints. Ashley Benson and Cara Delevingne were ultimate couple goals long before they started showing PDA in public and posting Instagram tributes to each other, and if you're looking for proof, well, look no further.
The two reportedly met on the set of the rock 'n' roll drama Her Smell in April 2018. They kept the details of their relationship out of the limelight in an effort to conserve their privacy, and to this day haven't verbally divulged much. Even when photographed by paparazzi or attending events together, they didn't publicly peak about their love until June 2019 — more than a year after they reportedly met.
When asked about their budding romance in back August 2018, Benson coyly told People, "I think it’s the best way in any relationship. I’ve always been very private about them, and I think it’s just better.” In August 2019, Delevingne dished on their meet-cute in a Marie Claire interview, saying, “We weren’t looking for it. It was really just very authentic and natural."
Below, seven times Benson and Delevingne were total couple goals.
With the unveiling of her campaign with Privé Revaux eyewear, Benson revealed a "CD" tattoo on her side in July 2019. She also has a tattoo of the word "squish" on her hip — a reference to Delevingne's childhood nickname. Tattoo artist Jon Boy tagged the Insta photo with both Benson and Delevingne in August 2019.
Delevingne also has a red letter "A" tattoo on her side.
In a September 2019 interview for Elle UK, Delevingne was asked why she's so "hesitant" to talk about her love life in public. To that, she replied, "Because it’s sacred." Delevingne went on to clarify that she's not ashamed or trying to be secretive about it. She's just figuring out how to navigate being in love and being a celebrity at the same time.
"People make their own assumptions and that’s what worried me," she continued. "Because if it is something that is so good, you don’t ever want anyone to ever change it, even though people shouldn’t have that power."
The couple ended 2019 on a truly romantic note. For Benson's birthday on Dec. 18, Delevingne surprised her with a trip to Morocco — somewhere she said she's always wanted to visit. Sharing some shots from the trip, Delevigne spilled her heart out to Benson in an ultra-tender Instagram post. "I faced so many fears and took on new adventures with my best friend by my side," Benson wrote of her birthday trip. "I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I love you @caradelevingne. Thank you for making my birthday the best yet."
Watching the progression of their love from afar has been such a treat, and I can't wait to see what's next for these two.
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