Cara Delevingne Says Sobriety Has Been ‘Worth Every Second’

Cara Delevingne attends the Fremantle Photocall as part of the MIPCOM 2022 on October 17, 2022 in Cannes, France.
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Cara Delevingne said sobriety has been “worth every second,” noting that stepping away from alcohol and drugs has made her more “stable” and “calmer.”

During the 30-year-old supermodel’s recent interview for Elle UK, Delevingne talked about her decision last year to check herself into a rehab center for substance abuse issues and admitted it hasn’t been easy.

“It hasn’t, but there have never been moments when I’m like, ‘This isn’t worth it,'” Delevingne said. “It’s been worth every second.”

“I just don’t know what it would take for me to give it up,” she added. “I am stable. I’m calmer.”

The model said she’s learned a lot about herself through the struggle to stay sober.

“That I’m resilient as hell,” the Hollywood star said. “That anything is possible. I think I used to say that and not believe it. But now I really believe it.”

The “Carnival Row” star said that “after vowing to be honest about things like depression and anxiety,” it felt like a weight was lifted.

“For a long time, I felt like I was hiding a lot from people who looked up to me,” she added, noting that she decided to take a break, “To disappear and come back for air. I finally feel as though I can be free and myself, fully.”


In March, the “Paper Towns” star told Vogue that she decided to get serious about sobriety after paparazzi photos surfaced of her looking disheveled.

“I’ve had interventions of a sort, but I wasn’t ready,” Delevingne said. “That’s the problem. If you’re not face-first on the floor and ready to get up again, you won’t. At that point, I really was.”

“I always thought that the work needs to be done when the times are bad, but actually the work needs to be done when they’re good,” she added. “The work needs to be done consistently. It’s never going to be fixed or fully healed but I’m okay with that, and that’s the difference.”

“It’s a scary thing to the people around you who love you,” Delevingne continued. “At that point, there was a lot of people who were very worried, understandably so.”

The star previously stated that her substance abuse started as early as the age of 10.

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