Cara Delevingne Gets Honest About the Power of Supportive Female Friendships

The model-actress opened up to ‘Vogue’ about her journey to sobriety.
Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne.


Cara Delevingne is the cover star of Vogue’s April issue. The publication unveiled the magazine’s cover image, featuring the model-actress posing in a leather jacket, white tank top and jeans, on Instagram on Wednesday. 

Delevingne was captured by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz in a series of stunning images and opened up to the publication about her journey to sobriety in an accompanying feature story.

While Delevingne, 30, revealed that her drug- and alcohol-free lifestyle didn’t happen overnight (she went to rehab last year), she told the outlet that her group of friends has been essential in her recovery. However, when she was struggling, she initially found it difficult to open up and be vulnerable.

“From September [2022, when concerning paparazzi photos of Delevingne in distress hit the internet], I just needed support. I needed to start reaching out,” she admitted. “And my old friends I’ve known since I was 13, they all came over and we started crying. They looked at me and said, ‘You deserve a chance to have joy.’”

She added that her inner circle includes both childhood friends and Hollywood pals. Delevingne considers Selena Gomez, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Margot Robbie close confidants.

“We shared most of our 20s together and we were by each other’s side as we entered our 30s,” Robbie told Vogue of Delevingne. “I was literally with her the day I turned 30 and vice versa. I think it will always be that way—40s, 50s, 60s. God knows what we’ll be doing on our 70th birthday, but the thought of it already makes me laugh.”

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Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.