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Cara Delevingne confesses to getting drunk for first time at 8 years old


Cara Delevingne at the after part for Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club

Cara Delevingne was drunk as a child at her auntie’s wedding (Picture: Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Cara Delevingne has recalled getting drunk at a wedding when she was just eight years old.

The model and actress, now 31, has been candid about her sobriety and battle with addiction, and she has recalled drinking as a child on her auntie’s wedding day.

During a conversation with the Sunday Times, the interviewer reminded Cara that they first met in 2001.

‘You know I got drunk that day,’ she admitted. ‘I was eight, what a crazy age to get drunk.’

The Only Murders In The Building star explained that she used to use drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism, but eventually learned that real impact they were having on her.

‘I used to think drugs and alcohol helped me cope … but they didn’t, they kept me sad and super depressed,’ she said. ‘I feel like I’ve got my power back and I’m not being controlled by other things.’

Cara has been open about her sobriety (Picture: David Fisher/Shutterstock)

Getting clean has had a profound impact, as Cara admitted her house fire earlier this year would still have her ‘reeling’ if she wasn’t sober.

She added: ‘It sucks but everyone was safe and, like anything, if I’d not been sober I would still be reeling over that.’

Still, Cara recently confessed she was struck with surprise ‘pain’ from going sober, and she suffered ‘terrible’ headaches after nights out drinking sugar-packed soft drinks instead.

She told The Sun in a chat to promote her new wine: ‘Nearly two years ago when I got sober, I thought, “I probably won’t go out as much, my life’s probably going to change”.

The model and actress has been candid about her journey (Picture: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

‘And to be honest I went out way more than before – which is great, apart from when you go out, you drink a hell of a lot of sugar.

‘I’d wake up in the morning with a terrible headache, and I was like, What?” I’m sober to be healthy and to be happy. Instead, I feel left with pain.’

In 2023, Cara told Vogue how she had checked herself into rehab after ‘heartbreaking’ images published in 2022 gave her a wakeup call, showing her looking dishevelled and shoeless.

The model said she ended up reflecting on her mental health and after sparking concern with it and a series of other troubling public appearances.

For a while, Cara ‘wasn’t ready’ to address her struggles (Picture: Dave Benett/Getty Images)

She told the publication that she previously had not been ready to address her demons until she fell into a ‘bad place’, adding: ‘I’ve had interventions of a sort, but I wasn’t ready. That’s the problem.

‘I hadn’t seen a therapist in three years. I just kind of pushed everyone away, which made me realise how much I was in a bad place. I always thought that the work needs to be done when the times are bad, but actually the work …read more

Source:: Metro

      

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