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What is a blind item? Cara Delevingne’s dating history is the talk of TikTok

Shania Wilson May 10, 2022
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If you’ve been scrolling on TikTok this week, you might have come across the term ‘blind item’, likely in relation to model Cara Delevingne.

TikTok users are convinced that they’ve uncovered Delevingne’s blind items, and are digging up her dating history as a result.

Social media users’ fascination with the model’s relationship history comes after Amber Heard took to the witness stand during the ongoing Depp-Heard trial, and internet sleuths also revisited the Aquaman star’s dating timeline.

As reported by The Daily Mail, Delevingne and Heard were allegedly romantically involved when the American actress was dating Elon Musk.

We break down exactly what a blind item is, and why Cara Delevingne’s dating history is the talk of TikTok.

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What is a blind item?

According to Collins Dictionary, a blind item is “a news story that is [usually gossip] in which the details of the matter are reported while the identities of the people involved are not revealed.”

In other words, the people involved are kept anonymous.

However, Wise Geek suggests that the column or news story may leave “witty clues” for readers to solve.

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Why is Cara Delevingne being talked about on TikTok?

Over on TikTok, social media sleuths are convinced that 29-year-old Cara Delevingne is the subject of a handful of so-called blind items.

Although unproven, users are ‘piecing together’ gossip columns to work out Delevingne’s dating history.

The efforts of TikTok investigators may be for nothing, however, because the British model has been pretty open about her dating history. As per Life and Style Mag, Cara has been romantically linked to the likes of Jake Bugg, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Benson, Michelle Rodriguez, and Sienna Miller.

Model’s dating history dug up amid Depp-Heard trial

If you’re wondering why Cara Delevingne’s dating history is now being brought to the forefront, it stems from the ongoing defamation case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

As per The Daily Mail, the model’s name has been dragged into the legal battle over claims that Heard and Delevingne were romantically linked at one point, and the model allegedly had a ‘three-way affair’ with Amber and Elon.

The model and actress have been pictured together on several occasions, but their alleged romance has never been confirmed.

Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard for defamation because of an op-ed she published in the Washington Post in 2018. Heard is countersuing Depp. The trial is set to continue.

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Shania is a Magazine Journalism graduate from the University of Derby. Her main passion is rooted in print journalism, however, she also branches out towards social media and is also interested in public relations. Outside of writing, Shania enjoys using social media, reading, and drinking coffee.