Ashley Benson and Cara Delevingne have never personally confirmed their months-long rumored romance (a hacker did on Benson’s ‘gram, though she quickly set the record straight). But Us Weekly is reporting that the Pretty Little Liars actress is “very happy” with Delevingne.
“This is the first girl she’s ever dated,” Us’s source says. “This relationship with Cara is the first time she’s been in a healthy relationship, and she feels as if it’s really easy with her.” Delevingne and Benson first met on the set of Her Smell, which both actresses are in. Romance rumors between them started in May.
Here, a deep dive into their history.
May 1, 2018: Delevingne and Benson were first photographed by paparazzi leaving a Lauryn Hill concert together at the Apollo Theater in New York City. There was no photographed PDA, and at the time, Delevingne was rumored to be dating Paris Jackson, who wasn’t with them.
May 3, 2018: Benson posts a selfie with Cara Delevingne to her Instagram.
May 7, 2018: Photos come out of Delevingne and Benson leaving a party at Milk Studio with two other friends in New York City. Looks pretty friendly but nothing more from the pics.
May 18, 2018: The public hand-holding begins. Delevingne and Benson are snapped hand-in-hand, leaving bar and restaurant Lucky Strike in New York City in the early hours of the morning to go back to the Soho Grand Hotel. Daily Mail described them as having a night with friends.
May 20, 2018: Benson shares an elevator shot of her, Delevingne, and a friend the day photos of her holding hands with Delevingne appear on Daily Mail.
May 23, 2018: Benson likes a shot of Delevingne on her Instagram page. Benson had liked a shot before of Benson reflecting on the Met Gala and would go on to like some photos Delevingne posted in early June of her new editorial and fashion campaigns.
May 26, 2018: Over in West Hollywood, Delevingne is photographed embracing and kissing Benson on the cheek.
June 24, 2018: Benson maybe gives a hint that she and Delevingne are still going strong by sharing a photo of herself wearing a C necklace.
August 8, 2018: Entertainment Tonight reports that Benson and Delevingne were seen out at Sofitel LA Riviera 31’s Salsa Nights in Los Angeles, celebrating Delevingne’s birthday early.
“Cara and Ashley were enjoying each other’s company, sitting closely together at a front row table by the dance floor,” a source tells ET. “When the two weren’t sitting, they were intimately dancing with each other and laughing throughout the night.
Both girls post Instagram stories of the evening on their accounts, which ET posts.
August 10, 2018: Benson posts a photo of herself wearing her C initial necklace again accompanied by an A initial necklace.