Cara Delevingne took to her Instagram feed yesterday to defend her ex-girlfriend, Ashley Benson, after the latter was spotted kissing rapper G-Eazy -- full name Gerald Earl Gillum -- just a few weeks after their reported split, per Entertainment Tonight.
"It's more important now than ever to spread love, not hate. To everyone hating on @ashleybenson please stop. You don't know the truth, only her and I do and that's exactly how it should be," wrote the 27-year-old model in her Instagram story.
Initially, it seemed like Benson and G-Eazy might be just friends, as they were seen grabbing takeout from The Apple Pan restaurant in Los Angeles earlier this week.
"Can't Ashley have friends now? STOP SAYING ASHLEY CHEATED! OR EVEN CARA! They just need friends right now more than ever," read a fan comment on social media shortly thereafter, after rumors had begun. In response to this sentiment, Benson liked said comment.
However, on Thursday The Inquisitr reported that the 30-year-old Pretty Little Liars actress was spotted hanging out with G-Eazy again. Video footage surfaced of the two in a car together, and they were filmed engaging in a short makeout session.
Benson and Delevingne first started dating approximately two years ago, with the British model confirming their relationship publicly in June 2019. Since then, they have frequently been spotted together in public, and often share photographs of each other on their social media accounts.
According to a source close to the couple, the relationship ultimately ran its course, and the two parted ways. Given Delevingne's defense of her ex-girlfriend, it would seem they remain on decent terms.The couple became very popular, and they had a lot of fans rooting for their success. When news of the split was announced, people took it hard. The video footage of Benson kissing the rapper angered a lot of social media users that were hoping for Benson and Delevingne to reconcile.
"I don't want to live in a world where ashley benson broke up with cara delevingne to date g-eazy," one person tweeted.
"Ashley benson going from cara delevingne to g-eazy is the biggest downgrade I have ever seen in my life," a second Twitter user remarked.
However, there were also a lot of Twitter users who agreed with Delevingne on the point that her relationships are no one else's business. Like-minded users largely indicated that people should be respectful of Benson and G-Eazy's privacy during this time, abstaining from sending any kind of hate to Benson.