Ever since going public with their relationship this year, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson have been seen out more frequently, exchanging a little PDA. The couple, who starred in the 2018 film Her Smell together, have done a few red carpets together, attended sporting events, and even made a joint appearance at Zoe Kravitz’s wedding in the spring.
Through it all, they’ve had to put up with a pretty intense rumor mill. Engagement chatter sparked after the two were spotted wearing matching rings on vacation. “I get why people care so much, and I don’t want to be so secretive that people think I’m ashamed of anything,” Delevingne told Elle UK. “But I’ve never been in a relationship where things are so public, or where I posted pictures of someone else. This seemed different. We had gotten to the point where we had kept it a secret, or at least not wanted attention, and now I feel like I’m not going to not be proud. Which isn’t the same thing as wanting to pose on a red carpet together, either. People make their own assumptions and that’s what worried me. 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.”
Here’s a compete timeline of how it all started.
May 2018: The relationship rumors kicked off when Delevingne and Benson were seen out and about together. Someone saw them at a bowling alley, and another fan noticed them near a parking meter in Hollywood.
Benson posts her first photo with Delevingne, but doesn’t say anything that implies a relationship.
August 2018: Things heated up when a photo circulated of the couple kissing at London’s Heathrow Airport. Benson also hung out at Delevingne’s 26th birthday alongside Margot Robbie and Sienna Miller. That month, Benson took a selfie wearing necklaces with a letter “A” and “C,” which many people thought referred to her and Cara.
September 2018: Delevingne and Benson both went to the Toronto International Film Festival to premiere Her Smell, which they appeared in together. While they posed on the red carpet separately, photographers captured them hanging out with some of their co-stars at a cocktail party later.