Cara Delevingne Reveals The Truth Behind Last Year’s Aiport Photos
Last year, Cara Delevingne fans were taken back and concerned by her behavior and, she’s now opening up about the
Last year, Cara Delevingne fans were taken back and concerned by her behavior and, she’s now opening up about the truth behind it.
A Quick Recap
It began in July 2022 at the Billboard Music Awards when she was seen acting as Megan Thee Stallion‘s hype woman on the carpet. “I was standing behind her, and then she was trying to [do] the thing with fashion [where you] flick your [dress], and she couldn’t really. I was helping her and going like, ‘Yeah, go!’ Like hyping her up, being her hype woman,” she told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show at the time.
The model added, “And then I was getting on the floor taking pictures. That’s what I do, I don’t know. I was just really excited. I’m like, ‘Let me get my angle, guys! I’m a photographer.’ It was so fun.”
“I was living my best life, but people found it a little bit odd,” she said. “People find me odd, but that’s me. No shame.”
Later in the year, she was criticized for missing her own event during NYFW. Delevingne launched a capsule collection of easy-to-style genderless clothes and accessories with the late Karl Lagerfeld however, on September 8, when Care Loves Karl officially launched, the model was nowhere to be seen at the event.
And, that takes us to the widely viewed airport photos of Delevingne that she recently addressed amid becoming sober.
The Only Murders in the Building Actress was seen at the Van Nuys Aiport in Los Angeles on Monday with no shoes and no sense of self. Her erratic behavior quickly caught the attention of many. Paps even captured her feet dangling from the backseat window of a Chevy Suburban.
The model reportedly showed up to Jay-Z‘s private plan two hours late and de-boarded only 45 minutes later. The reason as to why is unknown – whether she chose to leave or was asked to leave – but, once getting back on the tarmac she began smoking while still appearing jittery, dropping her phone multiple times while speaking on it.
Cara Delevingne Talks Sobriety
Everyone’s definition of “rock bottom” is different but Delevingne revealed that those photos of her at the airport were hers.
The model told Vogue for their April 2023 issue, “If I was continuing to go down the road I was, I would either end up dead or, like, doing something really, really stupid.”
Delevingne recalled the airport photos specifically which we were captured shortly after her return from Burning man. She says,
“I hadn’t slept. I was not okay. It’s heartbreaking because I thought I was having fun, but at some point it was like, okay, I don’t look well.” Adding, “You know, sometimes you need a reality check, so in a way those pictures were something to be grateful for.”
Later into September, Delevingne reached her quota with substance and check herself into rehab. She committed to a 12-step program and has remained sober since.
“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,” she told Vogue. “They looked at me and said, ‘You deserve a chance to have joy.'”
“This process obviously has its ups and downs, but I’ve started realizing so much. People want my story to be this after-school special where I just say, ‘Oh look, I was an addict, and now I’m sober and that’s it.’ And it’s not as simple as that. It doesn’t happen overnight.”
Just like the rest of us, Delevingne became triggered by the effects of the pandemic and the end of her romantic relationship at the time.
“I just had a complete existential crisis. All my sense of belonging, all my validation—my identity, everything—was so wrapped up in work. And when that was gone, I felt like I had no purpose. I just wasn’t worth anything without work, and that was scary,” she said. “Instead of taking the time to really learn something new or do something new, I got very wrapped up in misery, wallowing, and partying. It was a really sad time.”
Delevingne is now sober and still working towards bettering herself each day. Her transparency is comforting and allows her to be relatable to fans. Go Cara for taking charge of her own life!