Cara Delevingne has spoken out about what Pride means to her, admitting she never felt the need to ‘come out’ as pansexual.
The model and actress, who recently split from girlfriend Ashley Benson, came out in 2018 but says she didn’t feel a need to label her sexuality.
She told Variety: ‘I never thought I needed to come out. It was just kind of like, “This is who I am. Just so you know.”’
Despite initially calling herself ‘sexually fluid’, Cara thinks the term pansexual is what best describes her.
She added: ‘I always will remain, I think, pansexual. However one defines themselves, whether it’s ‘they’ or ‘he’ or ‘she,’ I fall in love with the person – and that’s that. I’m attracted to the person.’
The Carnival Row actress had been dating Pretty Little Liars star Ashley until recently, and she admitted that it is hard for anyone to be in a relationship with her because it’s ‘very hard to maintain the normality’ despite trying to keep her private life out of the spotlight.
A source told People magazine: ‘Cara and Ashley always had their ups and down before but it’s over now. Their relationship just ran its course.’
Speaking about Pride month, which takes place in June, Cara admitted that she finds a sense of family in the LGBTQ community.
She explained to Variety: ‘Pride to me is a sense of something that I never really had as a kid.
‘A sense of pride is like a sense of belonging, a family outside your family, a place where you don’t have to apologise or feel ashamed.
‘I guess I never felt like I belonged anywhere as a kid. Or I always felt like I didn’t belong in my own body. I felt so lost.
‘Once I could talk about my sexuality freely, I wasn’t hiding anything anymore. And the person I hid it from the most was myself.’
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