Cara Delevingne lives in fear that her mom, Pandora, could relapse following years of battling a heroin addiction, HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned. Her mother is currently clean, but the A-list model knows that her mother still has to take her recovery ‘one day at a time.’
Supermodel Cara Delevingne, 22, has already opened up about her mother’s battle with heroin addiction in a revealing interview with Vogue magazine, but HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned that Cara constantly worries that her mother, Pandora Delevingne, could end up relapsing.
“Every day is a struggle for Cara’s mom, Pandora, in regards to her heroin addiction,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She’s clean at the moment and has had her good days and bad days, but as anyone with addiction problems will tell you, you have to take it one day at a time.”
Cara is worried that Pandora will never be totally free of her addiction. “You can never cure yourself of addiction, only control it,” the source continues. “That’s why Cara fears she’s struggling because you don’t know what the next day could bring. One event could change everything and lead to a spiral of misfortune.”
In her interview with Vogue, Cara talked about how her mother’s addiction irreparably altered her younger years. “It shapes the childhood of every kid whose parent has an addiction,” she said. “You grow up too quickly because you’re parenting your parents. My mother’s an amazingly strong person with a huge heart, and I adore her. But it’s not something you get better from, I don’t think. I know there are people who have stopped and are fine now, but not in my circumstance. She’s still struggling.” Pandora is currently working on a memoir about her battles.
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Cara also opened up about contemplating suicide and her depression struggles in the candid interview.
“This is something I haven’t been open about, but it’s a huge part of who I am,” she told the magazine. “All of a sudden I was hit with a massive wave of depression and anxiety and self-hatred, where the feelings were so painful that I would slam my head against a tree to try to knock myself out. I never cut, but I’d scratch myself to the point of bleeding. I just wanted to dematerialize and have someone sweep me away.”
However, her current girlfriend St. Vincent has left her with a sunnier outlook. “I think that being in love with my girlfriend is a big part of why I’m feeling so happy with who I am these days,” she revealed. “And for those words to come out of my mouth is actually a miracle.”
What d’you think, HollywoodLifers? Should Cara constantly live in fear of her mother suffering a relapse?
— Jon Boon