Cara Delevingne Opens Up About Her Relationship With Ashley Benson In ‘Marie Claire’ September Cover Story

Cara Delevingne strips down and bares it all as she covers the September 2019 issue of Marie Claire.

In the issue, the actress gets candid about her role as an LGBTQ+ advocate, her struggle with mental illness, and how she stays true to herself despite being in the public eye 24/7.

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As well, the actress opens up about her relationship with “Pretty Little Liars” alum Ashley Benson.

“We weren’t looking for it,” the 27-year-old reveals. “It was really just very authentic and natural.”

Photo: Thomas Whiteside/Marie Claire
Photo: Thomas Whiteside/Marie Claire

Delevingne has made it very clear that she is an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, speaking out numerous times against homophobia and internet trolls. The actress was also honoured by The Trevor Project this year for her advocacy work on behalf of the LGBTQ community.

While chatting with the magazine, she shares her opinion on gender stereotypes in society today.

“The whole idea of gender is so fixed. I just want to, like, explode it,” she said.

“I’m not nonbinary but I feel as much man as I am woman.”

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Photo: Thomas Whiteside/Marie Claire
Photo: Thomas Whiteside/Marie Claire

Later this month, Delevingne will spread her wings and show off her acting skills as a spunky fairy in the new Amazon Prime series “Carnival Row” alongside Orlando Bloom. As it turns out, she calls the show “the first [thing] I’ve done where I’m really full-blown acting.”

However, before stepping onto the acting scene, Delevingne shared that she struggled with her mental health as a teenager.

“I had no coping skills. Instead of being able to breathe or take a moment, I tried to smash my head into a tree to knock myself out,” she expressed.

Although she said medication got her through her battle, it was her career that provided a positive outlet.

“Work to me was such an escape. I don’t like using it that way anymore. I want to use it as a platform, where I’m not just running from my problems.”

Check out her full interview with Marie Claire here.

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