The “Carnival Row” actress, who had been dating the “Pretty Little Liars” star for nearly a year and a half, announced the news in a very terse and straightforward tweet, which she posted Monday night.
“Me and Ashley broke up,” Delevingne posted in the since-removed post.
However, a source has since told ET Canada that the star’s account was hacked.
While the message was only up for less than 20 minutes, many fans responded to the surprising post with messages of support and love.
On Tuesday afternoon, a fan asked Benson on Instagram if the pair had split in the comments on one of her recent posts. The actress replied with a simple “nope”.
Benson, 29, and Delevingne, 26, first sparked romance rumours in August 2018, when paparazzi caught the two kissing in London. The two fuelled the fire even more when Benson commented “mine” under an Instagram photo of Delevingne one month later, and plenty of PDA-filled pics of the two have surfaced since then.
Delevingne officially recognized their relationship back in June at The Trevor Project’s TrevorLIVE Gala in New York City.
Delevingne was this year’s recipient of the Trevor Project Hero Award, and during her acceptance speech, she wasn’t shy about expressing her love for girlfriend.
“I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are,” she mused. “She’s one of the people who helped me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought.”
Check out the video below to hear more about the pair’s romance.
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