Cara Delevingne Has Opened Up About Deciding To Go To Rehab And Her Sobriety

TW: Addiction / Alcohol/ Substance abuse

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Model and actress Cara Delevingne has opened up about her sobriety journey following concerns raised last year due to her behaviour.

Speaking to Vogue writer Chioma Nnadi, Cara revealed after she saw a particular picture of herself during a wild time in her life, she realised it was time to seek help.

“It was pretty back-to-back. That year it was my 30th so I decided I was going to go crazy. I went to Ibiza for three weeks, went to Burning Man, to go straight back to work and in that was when pictures were taken of me.”

“I hadn’t slept. I was not okay… It’s heartbreaking because I thought I was having fun, but at some point, it was like, ‘Okay, I don’t look well.’

“You know, sometimes you need a reality check, so in a way, those pictures were something to be grateful for,” she added.


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Cara, who was formerly engaged to Pretty Little Liars actress Ashely Benson, is now dating musician Minke, whose real name is Leah Mason, and she revealed that she had the best Christmas period with her girlfriend while sober.

In the Vogue article she also revealed that it was in September that she took the step to go to rehab after turning to her closest friends. She shared, “From September, I just needed support. I needed to start reaching out. And my old friends I’ve known since I was 13, they all came over and we started crying. They looked at me and said, ‘You deserve a chance to have joy.’”

Cara is focussing on that joy for the future. Explaining that in the long-term, she’d love to be a parent, but for now she is planning an RV trip with Leah. She shared, “I still have a lot of energy, but it’s not erratic. I’m calmer. I’m stiller.”


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Sharing the article on her Instagram Cara wrote, “Every single story is important and this is mine. We are all human. Of course, we will fall and make mistakes. We will walk through really hard things in life but it’s how we get back up again. We can learn and heal. Hard times are not final. Difficult circumstances don’t have to hold us down or define us. There is hope. Always hope. Right here, I am grateful and proud and ready for all that is to come. Remember it is never to late change the direction of your story.

“To anyone out there still struggling, don’t give up, you are not alone.”

We’re glad to hear she’s doing better.