Cara Delevingne reveals her sexuality ‘changes like a pendulum’

Published on June 23, 2021

Cara Delevingne has described her sexuality as like a ‘pendulum swinging’.

The model, 28, said the way she ‘defines’ herself ‘changes all the time’ and spoke about how much more ‘comfortable’ she is now with her sexuality than what she used to be.

Speaking during a Pride episode of podcast Make It Reign with Josh Smith, Cara revealed when she was younger she would ‘self-shame’ because of her sexuality,  but has now learnt to embrace who she really is.

'The way I define myself still changes all the time': Cara Delevingne has described her sexuality as like a 'pendulum swinging (pictured last week)

‘The way I define myself still changes all the time’: Cara Delevingne has described her sexuality as like a ‘pendulum swinging (pictured last week)

Cara has had a string of high profile romances over the years. She split from Ashley Benson in April last year following a two-year relationship.

She has also been previously linked with Paris Jackson, musician St. Vincent, actress Michelle Rodriguez, Jake Bugg and Harry Styles.

Cara said: ‘The way I define myself still changes all the time, whether it’s pansexual, bisexual – I don’t really know.

Sexuality: The model, 28, said the way she 'defines' herself 'changes all the time'. Pictured with her ex-girlfriend Ashley Benson last February

Sexuality: The model, 28, said the way she ‘defines’ herself ‘changes all the time’. Pictured with her ex-girlfriend Ashley Benson last February

‘It’s like a pendulum swinging, but almost now I feel far more comfortable being bisexual than I used to. I’ve kind of felt because I was lacking in my desire for women or love for women that I kind of just went one way and now it changes a lot more.

‘I feel a lot more free and being more comfortable in it because before I was like, “oh, I’m gay”. That comes with self-shaming.’

Last year Cara announced she identifies herself as pansexual, weeks after splitting from Ashley, 31.

Pansexuality is defined as ‘sexual, romantic or emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity’.

Honest: Cara said: 'The way I define myself still changes all the time, whether it's pansexual, bisexual - I don't really know'

Honest: Cara said: ‘The way I define myself still changes all the time, whether it’s pansexual, bisexual – I don’t really know’

It is considered a separate label to bisexuality which denotes an attraction to two binary genders, male or female.

During the podcast, Cara went on to talk about what Pride meant for her.

‘That’s what I think Pride needs to be about. It’s just love, love for your partner, love for your neighbour, love for yourself more importantly, and loving people you don’t know either,’ she said.

‘Like, it just doesn’t have to be something you talk about where it’s just about a relationship. It can just be about a stranger, you know, having empathy and compassion for all people.’

Former love: The Paper Towns actress had a previous relationship with American singer Anne Clark, known as St. Vincent

Former love: The Paper Towns actress had a previous relationship with American singer Anne Clark, known as St. Vincent

Cara has been open about her sexuality having been in a number of same-sex and mixed relationships.

The model had boyfriends growing up and had her first relationship with a woman when she was 18.

She went on to date the US singer/songwriter Anne Clark, known as St. Vincent, from 2014 to 2016, who also identifies as gender and sexually fluid.

Cara then had a relationship with Pretty Little Liars actress Ashley for nearly two years.

The Suicide Squad star also came out as gender fluid to her fans in 2018.

She came out to her father aged 18 after her first heartbreak and says she was amazed by his caring response.

She said in an interview with Variety last year: ‘I remember he gave me a hug, and I started crying so much. I said,”She broke my heart.”

‘I thought at the moment, he might kick me out. I was that scared; I was honestly terrified. And he was like, “She isn’t worth the energy. You deserve to be loved.” He was so sweet, I could cry about it right now.’

Family: Cara came out to her father aged 18 after her first heartbreak and says she was amazed by his caring response

Family: Cara came out to her father aged 18 after her first heartbreak and says she was amazed by his caring response