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Cara Delevingne confirms she’s been dating Ashley Benson for a year at Hero Award at TrevorLIVE Gala

Cara Delevingne has revealed that she has been dating girlfriend Ashley Benson for a year. 

The British model, 26 – who confirmed her romance with the American actress, 29, with a saucy smooch in a music video last week – made the admission as she opened up their relationship at the TrevorLIVE New York Gala in New York on Monday night. 

Speaking to E! News, the fashion muse explained that she was inspired to go public with her romance because of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Pride because it was her ‘one year anniversary’ with Ashley.  

Love: Cara Delevingne, 26 -who was honoured with the Hero Award at the TrevorLIVE New York Gala on Monday - has confirmed she has been dating girlfriend Ashley Benson, 29, for a year

Love: Cara Delevingne, 26 -who was honoured with the Hero Award at the TrevorLIVE New York Gala on Monday – has confirmed she has been dating girlfriend Ashley Benson, 29, for a year

Cara, who was given the Hero Trevor Hero Award during the event, explained why she was going public with her relationship with Ashley.

‘I don’t know because it is Pride, it’s been 50 years since Stonewall happened and I don’t know,’ Cara said.

‘It’s been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?’ the blonde beauty enthused. 

Cara’s gushing display for the Pretty Little Liars actress continued while she was honoured for her longtime support for the Trevor Project at the event held at Cipriani Wall Street.     

Cute: The model explained that she was inspired to go public with her romance because of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Pride because it was their 'one year anniversary'

Cute: The model explained that she was inspired to go public with her romance because of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Pride because it was their ‘one year anniversary’

'Why not?' Cara, who was given the Hero Trevor Hero Award during the event, explained why she was going public with her relationship with Ashley - who was also in attendance

Wow: Ashley looked fabulous as she showed off her slender figure in a semi-sheer lace black dress

‘Why not?’ Cara, who was given the Hero Trevor Hero Award during the event, explained why she was going public with her relationship with Ashley – who was also in attendance

Cara explained: 'It’s been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?'

Cara explained: ‘It’s been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?’

After being presented with her award onstage by Queer Eye stars Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski, Cara revealed: ‘I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are. 

‘She’s one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. 

‘She showed me what real love is and showed me how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought,’ Cara said. 

‘I love you, Sprinkles,’ she added using her cute pet name for Ashley.

Going public: Cara's gushing display for the actress continued while she was honoured for her longtime support for the Trevor Project at the event held at Cipriani Wall Street

Going public: Cara’s gushing display for the actress continued while she was honoured for her longtime support for the Trevor Project at the event held at Cipriani Wall Street

On trend: The model and actress stepped out in a white blazer dress fastened with a sash

On trend: She added a diaphanous duster and thigh-high black stiletto-heeled boots

On trend: The model and actress stepped out in a white blazer dress fastened with a sash. She added a diaphanous duster and thigh-high black stiletto-heeled boots

Instagram official: On Friday, Cara posted a video to Instagram in which she shares a steamy kiss with Ashley, confirming the two are an item

Instagram official: On Friday, Cara posted a video to Instagram in which she shares a steamy kiss with Ashley, confirming the two are an item

Ashley shared a bit of Cara’s speech on her Instagram Story and added ‘Love you. proud of you’.

The Trevor Project was founded in 1988 to focus on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

The Trevor Hero Award previously has been given to Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Nathan Lane, among others.

In a statement about receiving the organization’s award, Cara previously said: ‘A ”hero” to me is someone who stands up for what they believe in. They help to make change for those who are underserved or discriminated against

Cool table: Georgia May Jagger joined Ashley and Cara at a table inside the gala

Cool table: Georgia May Jagger joined Ashley and Cara at a table inside the gala

Fresh faces: The daughter of Mick Jagger and Ashley showed their flawless complexions

Fresh faces: The daughter of Mick Jagger and Ashley showed their flawless complexions

Teaming up: Antoni Porowski of Queer Eye got together with Ashley and Cara at the gala

Teaming up: Antoni Porowski of Queer Eye got together with Ashley and Cara at the gala

‘I strive to acknowledge those who feel like they don’t fit into a box and make sure they know, in both good and bad times, that there is always someone there to support them.’

Cara and Ashley walked the orange carpet separately upon arrival, but were spotted smiling at each other inside.

Ashley also teamed up on the carpet and inside with her friend Georgia May Jagger, 27.

Cara who is a triple threat as a model, actress and singer also performed onstage with English singer and songwriter Will Heard, 28. 

Ashley and Cara confirmed they were an item Friday with a steamy Instagram video in which they shared a kiss.

Cara was first linked romantically with Pretty Little Liars alum Ashley in August 2018.

Multiple talents: The model and actress also performed with English singer and songwriter Will Heard, 28

Multiple talents: The model and actress also performed with English singer and songwriter Will Heard, 28

Good times: Cara beamed while performing onstage with Will

Good times: Cara beamed while performing onstage with Will

They met while making the movie Her Smell together.

Cara stepped out in a white blazer dress fastened with a sash for her night in the spotlight.

She added a diaphanous duster and thigh-high black stiletto-heeled boots.

Model looks: Cara stepped out in a white blazer dress fastened with a knotted strap

Model looks: Cara stepped out in a white blazer dress fastened with a knotted strap

She styled her straight blonde hair back from her forehead and tucked behind her ears.

In contrast, Ashley, 29, went bra-less under a black skintight dress with lace patterned cutouts.

She paired the short-sleeved, calf-length outfit with a pair of black heels. 

Racy: Ashley, 29, went bra-less under a black skintight dress with lace patterned cutouts

Racy: Ashley, 29, went bra-less under a black skintight dress with lace patterned cutouts

In a relationship: The Pretty Little Liars alum was first linked romantically with Cara in August 2018 after they met while making the movie Her Smell together

In a relationship: The Pretty Little Liars alum was first linked romantically with Cara in August 2018 after they met while making the movie Her Smell together

Public pride: Cara and Ashley confirmed their romance last week with a steamy kiss on Instagram

Public pride: Cara and Ashley confirmed their romance last week with a steamy kiss on Instagram

Good genes: Mick Jagger's model daughter Georgia May Jagger, 27, showed up in a silver metallic mini dress with spaghetti straps and shiny silver sandal heels

Good genes: Mick Jagger’s model daughter Georgia May Jagger, 27, showed up in a silver metallic mini dress with spaghetti straps and shiny silver sandal heels

Blonde beauties: Ashley and Georgia looked runway ready on the orange carpet

Blonde beauties: Ashley and Georgia looked runway ready on the orange carpet

The gala held at Cipriani Wall Street brought out a host of names.

Mick Jagger’s daughter Georgia May showed up in a silver metallic mini dress with spaghetti straps and shiny silver sandal heels.

The model is one of the Rolling Stones frontman’s children with Texan model Jerry Hall. 

Hip-hop singer Azia flashed plenty of cleavage in a very low-cut orange mini dress decorated with lots of tassels.

She added a black studded belt and multi-colored sports shoes.

Vibrant: Hip-hop singer Azia flashed plenty of cleavage in a very low-cut orange mini dress decorated with lots of tassels. She added a black studded belt and multi-colored sports shoes

Vibrant: Hip-hop singer Azia flashed plenty of cleavage in a very low-cut orange mini dress decorated with lots of tassels. She added a black studded belt and multi-colored sports shoes

Spiderweb look: Model Svea Berlie showed off her long limbs in a silver and black patterned pantsuit with a one-button jacket and flared trousers

Spiderweb look: Model Svea Berlie showed off her long limbs in a silver and black patterned pantsuit with a one-button jacket and flared trousers 

Pals: The statuesque blonde was joined at the event by designer Christian Siriano

Pals: The statuesque blonde was joined at the event by designer Christian Siriano 

Model Svea Berlie showed off her long limbs in a silver and black patterned pantsuit with a one-button jacket and flared trousers.

The statuesque blonde styled her shoulder-length hair to one side and was joined at the event by designer Christian Siriano.

Singer and songwriter Daya, 20, made a statement in a black blazer dress over a bright yellow long-sleeved top.

She went bare-legged in white, purple and black trainers and perched a pair of angular glasses on the end of her nose. 

Also on hand to support the gala fundraiser were Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, Canadian TV personality Antoni Porowski and The Prom stars Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle McCalla.

Singer and songwriter Daya, 20, made a statement in a black blazer dress over a bright yellow long-sleeved top

She went bare-legged in white, purple and black trainers and perched a pair of angular glasses on the end of her nose

Struck a pose: Singer and songwriter Daya, 20, made a statement in a black blazer dress over a bright yellow long-sleeved top. She went bare-legged in white, purple and black trainers

Celebrity couple: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos came out to support the gala fundraiser and matched in black

Celebrity couple: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos came out to support the gala fundraiser and matched in black

Queer Eye star: Canadian TV personality Antoni Porowski, 35, opted for a brown two-piece suit and sneakers

Queer Eye star: Canadian TV personality Antoni Porowski, 35, opted for a brown two-piece suit and sneakers

Besties: Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle McCalla, the stars of Broadway's The Prom, posed up a storm together

Besties: Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle McCalla, the stars of Broadway’s The Prom, posed up a storm together 

Eye-catching: Trans activist Ashlee Marie Preston chose a colorful ankle-length dress for her night out

Eye-catching: Trans activist Ashlee Marie Preston chose a colorful ankle-length dress for her night out

Stylish: Model Aaron Philip, 18, went for a strapless black dress with white trim and black sandal heels

Stylish: Model Aaron Philip, 18, went for a strapless black dress with white trim and black sandal heels

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