Cara Delvingne is an English model, songwriter, singer and actress and won Model of the Year Award in 2012 and 2014. Despite her success she has been hiding a little secret for years, her sexuality.
When the publically shamed Harvey Weinstein was mentoring her and he told her that she’d never make it in the industry if she came out as a gay model, he even went as far as to suggest she get a beard, not a literal beard but a fake partner of the opposite sex, so she could convince others that she was straight.
Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexually assaulting or harassing more than 100 women, such as Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman and Cara Delvingne. Delvingne finally got up the courage to come out after the actress Kristen Stewart admitted that she has been hiding her sexual preferences to be cast in certain films.
Ashley Benson is an American actress and mostly known for her role as Hanna Marin in the series Pretty Little Liars. Ashley has had to deal with some serious social media trolling with homophobes stalking her telling her that she isn’t gay, etc. She even has tattooed their initials, of C & A, on her side to proclaim their love for each other.
But, for a year, there have only been rumors and innuendos indicating that the two of them are dating. Finally, the two of them confirmed their relationship by posting a picture of them kissing on Instagram.
Delvingne doesn’t leave matters there, but opens up on some of the more private details of their relationship.
Delvingne says she has always had a difficult time, having a loving, long-term relationship, mostly due to the fact that she would push others away. Plus, she has had some major hang-ups on trusting others, always putting bad motives or believing the worst of the other person. But Ashley has helped her break free from these destructive traits.
Cara feels that Ashley has helped her blossom into a better person. In the past, she would push away, anyone or anything, that would try to get close to her, but Ashley was like, hey I’m not going anywhere. She finally feels loved and safe that she can reciprocate the love to the other person.
Delvingne recognizes that she was happy when she was single, but the feeling of having someone by your side that loves and cares for you is euphoric. But why have they kept their love out of the public eyes for so long?
They both were scared, there is still so much stereotyping about same sex relationships. Cara stated that they were never ashamed of their love and attraction, just concerned about how they could be judged by the public eye. Especially for Cara as she has never really posted pictures or posed with someone else before, it was a big thing for her to get over.
As with most couples, opposites attract and with Cara Delvingne and Ashley Benson, they seen to have found the Ying to their Yang to make things work.