As long-rumored celebrity romances go, one may no longer be a mystery. In celebration of Pride Month, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson shared a passionate kiss, seemingly confirming their relationship. While the steamy video clip was taken from a scene in the ladies’ indie movie Her Smell, Delevingne’s caption on the social media post certainly pointed toward the fact that the two are, in fact, a couple.
Delevingne headed to Instagram on Friday to share the short video, which features a make-out sesh between Cassie and Roxie, Delevingne and Benson’s Her Smell characters. “#PRIDE 🌈❤️😍🌈❤️😍 @ashleybenson,” Delevingne captioned the post. Benson responded with three red heart emojis in the comment thread, which Delevingne replied back, “Sprinks” — and, ICYMI, that’s slang for “fine ass lady.” Benson wasn’t the only one who was a fan of Delevingne’s post, either. Tyler Blackburn, who played Benson’s longtime onscreen love interest in Pretty Little Liars, dropped a heart-eye emoji in the comments. Pretty Little Liars’ showrunner, I. Marlene King, also commented, adding three blushing emojis surrounded by hearts. A slew of fans and other celebrities weighed in with support for the empowered post, too.
And hey, maybe Delevingne even got the idea from a fan. Just one week ago, Instagram user @xtianmendes left a comment on one of Benson’s Insta photos with a special request: “Post a selfie of you and Cara for the pride month.”
While Delevingne and Benson first sparked dating rumors around a year ago, they’ve managed to keep the status of their relationship largely unconfirmed. Still, sources say the women are happy and moving forward in their romance. “They are living together and they have been for a little while,” a source reportedly told E! News. “This is Cara’s first real home in L.A. and they are really enjoying this time together. Ashley has never been in a relationship like this and is happier than she has ever been.”
Per the source, the couple likes to keep things low-key. “It’s a different type of relationship with a lot of understanding, support and loving communication. They just do normal things like get coffee, walk the dog or go to the movies. They like to stay home together a lot and just chill. They are very sweet and loving together,” claimed the source. “They are always doing simple nice things for each other and it all comes very easy and naturally. They are committed to one another and very much in love.”
Happy Pride, ladies!