In love! Cara Delevingne is in it for the long haul with girlfriend Ashley Benson. She opened up about why she chooses not to label her sexuality and how her current relationship is different than any other she’s had. The couple just celebrated their one-year anniversary in June after meeting on the set of their 2018 movie Her Smell. The Carnival Row star explained that she finally learned how to open her heart.
“I’d never truly let anyone in before, for fear of them leaving. I never really trusted people or felt worthy of it, and I always pushed them away,” Cara, 27, admitted during an interview with Porter on September 13. “She’s the first person that has said: ‘You can’t push me away. I’m going to be nice to you, I love you.’ I’m just like, ‘Wait, so all I have to do is just let you be nice to me? Why have I never done that before?'”
The model may be in a relationship with a woman now, but she doesn’t want to limit herself under just one label. “I f—king hate it,” she confessed about being expected to define who she is based on her sexuality. “The labels for everything bum me out. I hate to label myself. I’ve been to so many dinners where people are like, ‘So, what are you? L, G, B, T, Q?’ I’m like, ‘Guys, really? This is what we’re talking about?’ I change every day.”
The Suicide Squad actress even recalled a story about her childhood crush and her other dating experiences with men. “I loved men from when I was very young. I fell in love with my sports teacher at five. He married my other sports teacher, and I cried for weeks,” she divulged. “I had a boyfriend for four years and then he left, and I got with his best friend. But continuously, over and over again, I was hurt by men. Not that that’s why I became gay.”
We love how happy Cara and Ashley are together, we can’t wait to see what’s next for them.