Another day, another celebrity with a relationship worthy of speculation. After months of speculation that she is dating 26-year-old model Cara Delevingne, Pretty Little Liars alum Ashley Benson (opens in new tab) refuses to confirm or deny if the two are dating.
Talking to People Now (opens in new tab), the 28-year-old actress dodged the topic of her romantic status, sharing, “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.” Read: Ashley Benson doesn't think her love life should be a topic of discussion, thank you very much!
Benson and Delevingne have been rumored (opens in new tab) to be dating since May, when they were spotted together at a Lauryn Hill concert at New York City's legendary Apollo Theater, and have been seen on each other's social media accounts and attended events together multiple times since. However, the dating rumors gained momentum after an unofficial confirmation (opens in new tab) when they were snapped in various stages of affection-even sharing a kiss!-outside of London's Heathrow Airport.
No wonder Benson shared the downside of dating while famous with People Now: “I mean it’s hard, I don’t know, you kind of can’t get away from that if you’re in the public eye,” she said. “I just kinda try to keep myself as private as possible.”
In the age of Instagram and everyone sharing every single detail of their lives, I applaud Benson and Delevingne for trying to keep their relationship out of the public eye and away from scrutiny instead of demanding it. As long as they're happy (alone or apart), I'm happy.
Amanda Mitchell is a writer and podcaster with bylines at Marie Claire, OprahMag, Allure, Byrdie, Stylecaster, Bon Appetit, and more. Her work exists at the apex of beauty, pop culture, and absurdity. A human Funfetti cake, she watches too much television, and her favorite season is awards season. You can read more of her work at amandaelizabethmitchell.com or follow her on Instagram and Twitter @lochnessmanda.
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