Sober Cara Delevingne remembers getting drunk at age 8: I thought drugs and alcohol ‘helped me cope’

Cara Delevingne recalled getting drunk at her aunt’s wedding when she was just 8 years old.

Reflecting on her decades-long struggles with drug addiction, the 31-year-old “Suicide Squad” star reflected on her aunt’s wedding in 2001 during an interview with the Sunday Times published on July 7.

“I got drunk that day,” she said. “I was eight, what a crazy age to get drunk.”

Delevingne, who has been sober since 2022, admitted she turned to substances to help her through tough times.

“I used to think drugs and alcohol helped me cope,” she told the outlet, via People. “But they didn’t, they kept me sad and very depressed. I feel like I’ve got my power back and I’m not controlled by other things.”

It wasn’t until the model saw paparazzi photos of herself acting erratically after the 2022 Burning Man festival that she got the reality check.

“Listen, I signed up for this, this is my job, this is what I do. But without that I would be sober now?” she asked.

“I would never be Sally Bowles in the West End, I’m very proud of that,” she said, referencing her role in London’s West End Cabaret.

Despite being on her newfound path, Delevingne doesn’t mind hanging around others who drink at parties and festivals.

Last month she attended the Glastonbury Festival in England while completely sober.

Reflecting on the experience, she told the outlet, “It smelled bad, my feet hurt and I didn’t stay up that late, but it was just as much fun. I never want my life to change like this.”

The actress also mentioned the fire that burned down her $7 million mansion in Los Angeles in March, claiming that she would probably have been abusing substances as a coping mechanism if she hadn’t been on the wagon.

“It sucks but everyone was safe and, like anything, if I wasn’t sober I’d still be reeling from it,” she said.

Since coming clean, the actress has been open about her journey, admitting that it has made her “stable” and “more calm” despite fighting temptation.

“No [been easy], but there have never been moments where I’m like, ‘This isn’t worth it,’” she told Elle UK in July 2023. “It’s been worth every second. I just don’t know what it would take for me to give it up.”

After undergoing a 12-step treatment program in 2023, the “Only Murders in the Building” star also revealed that she plans to permanently remove her tattoos to signify a “fresh start” of her “new beginnings.”

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