STOP everything because Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne are dating. Rodriguez, the 35-year-old Fast & Furious actress has confirmed that she and the superstar supermodel Delevingne have been together for six weeks and are totally taken with one another and feeding into one another's flawlessness in what's clearly an exercise of "better together" symbiosis.
After Ellen Page came out this week in an poignant speech in which she said she's tired of hiding and she's tired of lying by omission, we're so happy that more gay and bisexual women in Hollywood and the fashion world are coming out. Rodriguez said this of her relationship with Delevingne, who just had a banner year at Fashion Week: "It’s going really well. She’s so cool. When we started hanging out I just thought she was awesome, and we have the best time together. She’s hard though. You wouldn’t want to mess with her in a fight.”
Don't we all want a significant other who thinks we're hella cool, tough, and smart? Even though Rodriguez and Delevingne might not be intentionally making a statement by announcing their relationship, the reality of the matter is there's still a taboo attached to gay celebrity couples, especially lesbian couples. Even by appearing in public together Rodriguez and Delevingne are opening themselves to criticism and voyeurism and it's brave of them both to stand together.
Paparazzi love to photograph couples at sports events dressed in their best; Beyonce and Jay Z, Kim and Kanye, Jack Nicholson and his scowl, so it's great to see the diversity of celebrity couples in public expanding. Unfortunately for them Famouses, sometimes just stepping out together is a statement, because the world is always watching, but luckily, Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne aren't afraid to be their genuine selves, which is badass and bold and beautiful.
Delevingne, who's been the one to watch this season at Fashion Week, is a master of social media, posting both her professional campaigns and fun photos of Taylor Swift on her amazing Instagram account. Hopefully she'll start posting photos of her and Rodriguez together, because who doesn't like looking at beautiful people together in pretty filters?
We're happy for these ladies and though they might not be looking for congratulations, we're gonna go ahead and say kudos anyway.