Meet: Ashley Benson and Cara Delevingne, the celebrity relationship that will catapult the movie Her Smell into the cultural conscious. Both star in the movie as rockstar-adjacent blondes next to a deteriorating rockstar played by Elisabeth Moss (also blonde, incidentally). Benson and Delevingne are a tried-and-true summer relationship, having first appeared in late May. Now, as summer turns to fall, they appear to still be together. For the sake of reminiscing about summer — and launching into fall — let's revisit their timeline.
Representation for Benson and Delevingne did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
May 19, 2018: The couple is spotted kissing at a taping of Saturday Night Live. This is according to a Twitter user who was apparently in the audience. This would have been the Saturday Night Live season 43 finale, which featured a number of celebrities, including Anne Hathaway, Chris Rock, Donald Glover, and Jerry Seinfeld. Add to that the fact that Benson shared an elevator selfie with Delevingne in what looks a lot like the NBC elevators on May 20, and this fan encounter seems accurate.
August 10, 2018: Benson wears what looks like a "CARA" necklace on her Instagram. In the background, a blonde pixie cut looks a lot like Delevingne.
August 20, 2018: Benson wears the necklace on her Instagram once more. This time, Delevingne comments: "I spy..."
August 24, 2018: Benson skirts the rumors by telling People that she keeps her romantic life "private."
"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," Benson said.
September 11, 2018: Eagle-eyed fans spot a comment from Benson's account on Delevingne's Instagram. It reads, simply, "Mine." Later, Benson says her account was hacked, implying that the comment was a result of the hack. Ah, well.