10 Reasons Why Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne Are Already The Gayest Couple Ever

Bisexual actress Michelle Rodriguez and British fashion model Cara Delevingne have been dating for approximately six weeks and have already far exceeded my wildest expectations for the first celebrity romance I’ve cared about since SamRo/Lilo (RIP). In addition to inspiring me to set up my first-ever “google alert,” Michelle and Cara have enjoyed a whirlwind love affair filled with fancy fashions, sexy faces and inspirational moments. Furthermore, insofar as I am declaring “lesbian” an adjective describing a romantic relationship involving two women for the purposes of this post, they’re becoming the most lesbianish couple of all time. Let’s discuss why that is.

10. They’re Spending 99% Of Their Time Together

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20:  Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez backstage ahead of the Fendi show as part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2014 on February 20, 2014 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

(Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

Seriously, they spent like three hours apart the other night and it made national news. “They’re really happy and loved-up, and spending as much time together as possible,” said a friend. “They’re also forever texting and messaging one another.” Mhm. That photo above is at Cara’s show in Milan on Thursday night, which the couple flew to in a private jet, along with Cara’s fancy family. Back at the start of the month, The Mirror noted that “they have spent the past two weeks holed up at the Covent Garden Hotel, but will soon be off to US star Michelle’s home in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.” They even got injected with vitamins intravenously while holding hands. Probably while listening to “Blood and Fire.”

9. They’re Dressing Super Matchy…

If we get home within the next 20 minutes we can watch at least two episodes of Battlestar before passing out in our underpants

If we get home within the next 20 minutes we can watch at least two episodes of Battlestar before we fall asleep in each other’s laps

8. …And Sometimes They’re Not Even Wearing Pants

Sorry it's just that it's after Labor Day and we had to do a quick switcharoo

Sorry it’s just that we realized it’s after Labor Day and we had to do a quick switcharoo

Two nights ago, Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne were spotted entering a limousine. Later, after an unspecified but undoubtedly sensual period of time, the two departed the limo. At this point, Michelle was no longer wearing pants, which we all know is an ancient lesbian ritual. It has been so since 1929, when Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West were seen entering Virginia’s 1927 Singer Senior wearing trousers, and when the couple emerged, Vita was gripping Virginia’s trousers in her poetic fist, sweaty with love and longing. True story.

7. They’re Merging Career Aspirations

Hey bra we're totally gonna kick ass at this Star Wars: The Lesbians Strike Back audition

Hey bra we’re totally gonna kick ass at this Star Wars: The Lesbians Strike Back audition

Cara’s an enormously popular model of the moment — ranked number 5 on Models.com’s Top 50 Models, winning Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, named by the Evening Standard as one of London’s Most Influential People and currently serving as the face of Mulberry’s 2014 campaign. She’s appeared on the covers of Vogue UK, Vogue Korea, i-D and Jalouse and has walked for Jason Wu, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Burberry, Stella McCartney, Chanel and Dolce & Gabbanna. She’s been the face of DKNY, H&M’s 2011 Authentic Collection, Chanel’s Resort 2013 and Burberry’s Beauty.

But now Cara’s itching to do more acting — specifically, the kind of acting her lady-love is known for, telling the press at the Elle Style Awards, “I’d love to do action roles. I want to do parts I really have time to research and get into — stuff with real meaning, not stupid blonde girls that get killed halfway through. I hate that kind of s**t. I’m not just a model, guys. Give me something I can work with.”

6. They’re Already Exchanging “I Love Yous”

The lick of love

See? No LSD!

“I love her, she’s great,” says Cara. Granted that statement was followed up with “She’s a very good friend of mine — she’s wonderful,” but I think we can all read/invent/misinterpret the subtext here. I assume Michelle’s saying “I love you” back, because otherwise they’d both explode. That’s a rule of Lesbian Physics invented by 19th century Russian mathematician Sonja Kovalevsky.

5. Michelle is 14 Years Older Than Cara

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 07: Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne attend the Detroit Pistons vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on January 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)

(Photo by James Devaney/FilmMagic)

Ladies who love ladies are especially prone to loving ladies who are older than them. It’s a Scientific Fact.

4. They Love Cats and Bikes

Sweetie you know what the ultimate tribute would be? Naming it Dana Fairbanks.

Sweetie you know what the ultimate tribute would be? Naming it Dana Fairbanks.

Bykes To Watch Out For

Bykes To Watch Out For

3. Animal Onesies

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 25: Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne at The Electric House for Chloe Delevingne's Hen party on January 25, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – JANUARY 25: Michelle Rodriguez and Cara Delevingne at The Electric House for Chloe Delevingne’s Hen party on January 25, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic)

2. Uncle Frank Still Can’t Say The Word “Girlfriend”


Yeah she’s the kind of BFF who also butters my muffin

E! is doing that thing your parents did before they were willing to accept that your “roommate” literally shared your room because she actually slept in your bed, spooning and scissoring, every night, because she is YOUR GIRLFRIEND JUST LIKE YOU SAID. Despite Michelle confirming the relationship and all evidence to the contrary, this E! piece from yesterday refers to Michelle as Cara’s “BFF” in the title and later writes, “Delevingne was all smiles while chatting with her BFF.” Later, they whip out a “Rodriguez watched from the audience while supporting her best gal-pal.” Mhm.

1. They’re taking muff-diving opportunities wherever they can get them.

She prefers Michelle keeps it natural

Just likes to make her girl feel good

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  1. Oh god the horrid catwalk clothes. Also, I have these sneaky feeling MRod reads all these Autostraddle pieces of gold.


    Gal Pal is the name of my new riot grrrrl band. It’s like what every tabloid uses to describe female friends who they think are secretly LOVERS. (Like Dolly Parton and her BFF, who, I wish, but, no.) Conversely, here it is used to describe LOVERS who E? portrays as “friends.” As Gabby pointed out on twitter, “no one has gal pals. friends or dykes.”

  3. LOLing. One day someone (most likely Riese) all our ancieny rituals and it will change the world. But seriously tho..dem kicks tho.

  4. i think michele has found a wonderful way to redeem herself after the whole “mitchy loves sausage” thing. I’m jealous of cara, i can’t list the number of women this girl has had draped all over her and the most impressive rihanna.

  5. When my wife and I met, she already had a cat named Dana Fairbanks. Yep.

    Therefore, we are just as awesome. Right? No?


  6. Uncle Frank Still Can’t Say The Word “Girlfriend”

    This reminds me of that glorious Dailymail title regarding Clea DuVall; “Argo star Clea DuVall shares lesbian kisses with female friend during day of passion in the park”, like that’s a thing women do; engage in make-out sessions with their lady-buds whenever a passionate mood strikes them.

    Which, by the way, should totally be a thing, now that I think about it. Maybe the Dailymail is onto something.

  7. Riese, as I think you know, you should always follow your heart, and I feel like your heart is telling you right now that every single google alert you receive about these two should immediately receive your full attention so as to be re-released upon us all like this, fully formed and captioned and processed, because this series you’ve got going on here now is just winning ALL of the internets. ALL of them.

  8. I’m going to be the Debbie Downer of the this thread, but their relationship makes me sad. Michelle has fallen off the wagon, hard, and they always look sloppy drunk when together. While I’m glad to see Michelle with a woman (in public), this relationship doesn’t seem healthy. I wish I could feel as happy and positive about them as the rest of you, but it’s not happening. :/

    • Definitely a fair concern, although it should be mentioned that Cara Delevigne kind of always looks sloppy drunk, even when sober.

    • Ugh, I logged in to say this. I feel like Queen Killjoy of Wetblanketstan, but FFS, this looks a whole lot like an epically destructive relationship to most people who have experience with substance abuse or substance abusers. Queermos have really high rates of substance abuse in general, and here are two really hot queer ladies falling down the rabbit hole hard, in public, so…yay? Cheer them on?

      I have pretty ambivalent feelings about seeing what looks to be an alocoholic shitshow celebrated like this. Mostly it makes me sad.

      • Yes! This is what I always think about this relationship. From personal experience it just screams horrible self destruction to me. Yea they’re pretty to look at but my gut tells me it won’t end well. I sincerely hope I’m wrong.

      • “Queen Killjoy of Wetblanketstan” – All hail!

        I totally agree with this thread. I am generally apathetic towards M-Rod to begin with, and I feel in the minority for not doing rainbow cartwheels over this mess.

    • Most of it doesn’t look that bad to me but, yeah, when I finally saw those Knicks photos everyone was so excited about I was pretty disappointed because they made me really uncomfortable for that exact reason. :-\

  9. Hey babe have you ever felt the soft touch of a finger puppet in your anus

    so i’ll just be over here rocking back & forth in a corner cradling my llama finger puppet & whimpering

  10. E is starting to suck real bad in my book. First ellen page and now michie & cara? watch your back you online celebrity tabloid you!

    here’s a better write up by daily record.

    “The couple danced with each other as they watched Prince play in London earlier this week, and US star Michelle even flew to Milan Fashion Week to support Cara as she led the Fendi catwalk.”

    click link for more: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/celebrity/supermodel-cara-delevingne-admits-shes-3171314

  11. Although I do like them together, I do understand where some people have some concerns about substance abuse between the two of them and such. Hopefully, nothing self-destructive happens and this relationship lasts for a while. They look like they’re enjoying themselves (and each other ;))

  12. I read my comment again and i wasn’t comparing your write up with daily record. I mean i’m comparing daily record to E and i thought daily record did a better job. (clearing it, just in case it looked that way) :)

    Hi riese, Yours is clever and funny as usual. I just forgot to mention it. It made my day. thanks.

  13. I have to say I am with silverclouds on this. I love Michelle and would always wish her happiness. But I have seen far too many destructive relationships (been in a few, too) to be able to see warning signs. I know having a publicly accepted celebrity relationships can make many giddy. However, I fear this one will not end well for Michelle.

  14. Wowww, real freaking mature of that website to not be able to refer to Cara and Michelle as “girlfriends”. You’d think we’d be passed that kind of stuff by now, but alas, not completely. Also, re: the muff diving hat: OH MY GODDDD.

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