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Cara Delevingne Says She 'Got Her Power Back' After Getting Sober: 'I'm Not Being Controlled'

Jul. 8 2024, Published 12:11 p.m. ET

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Cara Delevingne has taken control of her life — and she couldn't be happier!

The supermodel, 31, opened up about her decision to completely stop drinking alcohol after her battle with substance abuse overtook her.

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Cara Delevingne opened up about her decision to get sober.

"I used to think drugs and alcohol helped me cope," she explained in a recent interview. "But they didn’t, they kept me sad and super depressed. I feel like I’ve got my power back and I’m not being controlled by other things."

Delevingne admitted the infamous photos of her acting erratically in an airport in 2022 made her turn everything around. "Listen, I signed up for this, this is my job, it’s what I do. But without that would I be sober now?" the Cabaret actress noted.

"I would have never been Sally Bowles in the West End, I’m super proud of that," she added of starring in the live stage musical.

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Cara Delevingne used to think drugs and alcohol 'helped her cope.'

The Kids in Love actress recalled the first time she had a cocktail at her aunt's wedding when she wasn't even a teenager. "I got drunk that day," Delevingne said. "I was eight, what a crazy age to get drunk."

The fashion icon even attended the Glastonbury Festival in England completely alcohol-free this year. "It smelt bad, my feet hurt, and I didn’t stay up so late, but it was just as much fun. I never want my life to change in that way," she confessed about the experience.

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Cara Delevingne has been sober for two years.

This isn't the first time the U.K. native has been candid about getting clean. "It hasn’t [been easy], but there have never been moments when I’m like, 'This isn’t worth it.' It’s been worth every second. I just don’t know what it would take for me to give it up. I am stable. I’m calmer," she emphasized in a 2023 interview.

When asked about what she's learned about herself, Delevingne added, "That I’m resilient as h---. That anything is possible. I think I used to say that and not believe it. But now I really believe it."

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Cara Delevingne said she can now 'be free.'

"For a long time, I felt like I was hiding a lot from people who looked up to me," she noted. "To disappear and come back for air, I finally feel as though I can be free and myself, fully."

"There’s not a one size fits all. I felt like waiting to have a life again would have been my downfall," the runway star explained of maintaining her sobriety. "And I believe in that completely, whereas before, I didn’t trust myself. I second-guessed myself constantly. There was a lot of anxiety involved. Now I just feel free of that."

The Times conducted the interview with Delevingne.

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