Cara Delevingne finally broke her silence about her erratic behavior and concerning photos at a Los Angeles airport six months after it emerged. In a cover story for Vogue magazine’s April 2023 issue, the supermodel thanked the paparazzi snaps for making her realize she wasn’t okay and to start her sobriety journey.
Delevingne revealed she had just returned from the Burning Man festival in Nevada when the disturbing pictures were taken in September 2022. At the time, she said she hadn’t slept and wasn’t fine.
The 30-year-old claimed seeing her in that condition was heartbreaking when she thought she was having fun. However, she saw that she didn’t look well at some point.
Hence, she felt grateful to see those pictures. She then confessed that being on drugs made her feel invincible.
The Carnival Row star found her behavior wild, adding it was a scary thing to the people around her and who loved her. She already had interventions before and checked herself into rehab in late 2022.
But the problem was that Delevingne wasn’t ready at the time. At that point, she wasn’t face-first on the floor and ready to get up again yet. If she continued to go down the road, she knew she would end up dead or do something really, really stupid.
The actress admitted she had struggled with alcohol, mental health problems, insomnia, and dyspraxia before. She hadn’t seen a therapist in three years and pushed everyone away, which made her realize she was in a bad place.
This made Delevingne think that something needed to be done when the times were bad, but she felt the work should be done when they were good instead, and it had to be done consistently. Though it wouldn’t be fixed or fully healed, she was okay with that, and it was the difference.
The Only Murders in the Building star is now undergoing a 12-step program, and it’s the best thing for her. But she has also made other helpful changes, like practicing meditation, psychodrama and exercising regularly.
Though she knows the process has its ups and down, she has started realizing so much. She continued that people want her story to be an after-school special where she will just say she’s an addict and now she’s sober, but it’s not as simple as that.
Sobriety doesn’t just happen overnight. Though she wants things to be instant, especially in this generation that wants something to happen quickly, Delevingne has to dig deeper.