In a recent interview, British supermodel and actress Cara Delevingne opened up about her addiction struggles and journey toward sobriety. According to her, she has successfully stopped drinking and abstained from alcohol for four months now.
Delevingne mentioned that the point of reflection for her was when she saw unflattering paparazzi photos of herself, which served as a stark reminder of the toll her lifestyle was taking on her well-being.
The actress also shared that she had her first experience with alcohol at the age of seven when she got drunk at a wedding and woke up hungover.
Keep on reading to learn more.
Cara Delevingne Is Now 4-Months Sober
Cara Delevingne recently opened up about her experience with alcohol abuse and her decision to enter a rehabilitation program. In an interview with Vogue on March 8 for the magazine’s cover story, the talented actress and supermodel revealed that she has been sober for four months after she checked into rehab late last year.
Delevingne disclosed her struggles with rehabilitation, noting that she was “always into the quick fix of healing, going to a weeklong retreat or to a course for trauma.” She acknowledged that while the quick fixes worked, they only provided temporary relief and “didn’t ever really get to the nitty-gritty, the deeper stuff.”
Seeking a better option, the “Suicide Squad” actress realized that a 12-step treatment program was the best for her. She emphasized the importance of not feeling ashamed about seeking help and how connecting with others was instrumental in her recovery, stating, “the opposite of addiction is connection, and I really found that in 12-step.”
Cara Delevingne Is Not Ready To Give Up Smoking
In her interview with Vogue, the 30-year-old actress and supermodel admitted to struggling with alcohol abuse since the age of seven, when she first drank champagne at a family wedding.
Delevingne said, per Insider, “I woke up in my granny’s house in my bedroom with a hangover, in a bridesmaid’s dress.” She added, “I’d gone around nailing glasses of champagne.”
However, despite her 120-day progress with sobriety, Delevingne stated that smoking was still a challenge for her to give up at this time.
Paparazzi Photos Of Her Shoeless Gave Her A Reality Check
Recounting her journey towards sobriety, Delevingne explained that she decided to seek help after photos of her acting erratically at a Los Angeles airport made their way online. The paparazzi pictures showed the “Carnival Row” actress with messy hair, smoking cigarettes, and wearing dirty socks without shoes.
The images, which also showed her leaving the airport with her feet sticking out of the window of an SUV, were published by Page Six, sparking a wave of negative comments and speculation about her well-being. A video of the model shoeless and pacing about also made its way online.
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Delevingne told Vogue that the paparazzi photos were taken after she had just returned from Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada and had not slept. However, she acknowledged that the images provided a much-needed reality check. She admitted, “It’s heartbreaking because I thought I was having fun, but at some point, it was like, ‘Okay, I don’t look well.'”
Cara Delevingne’s Friends Were Worried About Her
After the paparazzi photos went viral, Delevingne’s friends and family were concerned about her, and one of her closest pals, Margot Robbie, was seen leaving Delevingne’s house clearly distraught.
While speaking to Vogue, Delvingne told the publication that she had intervention from loved ones who were worried for her, but at the time, she wasn’t ready. “I hadn’t seen a therapist in three years. I just kind of pushed everyone away, which made me realize how much I was in a bad place.”
The model revealed that she realized how much she is loved when her friends and family visited her during her crisis, saying, “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,'” she added. Eventually, Delevingne sought help, checked into a rehabilitation center, and has remained sober ever since.