Cara Delevingne Speaks About Being Pansexual for the First Time | 22 Words

Following her split from longtime girlfriend Ashley Benson, supermodel Cara Delevingne has spoken about being pansexual for the first-ever time...

Cara Delevingne's relationship with actress Ashley Benson got the entire world talking...

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And following their split last month, it seems that Cara feels it is now the right time to openly talk about her sexuality. But firstly, let's start from the beginning...

Cara Delevingne is a huge frontrunner in the modeling industry.

Cara bagged her first modelling job at just 10 years old in an editorial shoot for Vogue Italia alongside model Lady Eloise Anson. Not a bad start, right?

She quickly caught the eyes of agencies.

And eventually signed with Storm Management in 2009

She has been right at the top of the modelling game for some time now.

But the star has also tried her hand at acting.

Delevingne starred in her first movie in 2012...

The supermodel bagged a role in the film adaptation of Anna Karenina, as Princess Sorokina, alongside big-screen native Keira Knightley.

But that's not the only notch to her belt.

Cara is also a published author. The star made her debut as a novelist of young adult fiction with her book Mirror, Mirror, which contains a strong LGBT theme.

With fame comes heavy scrutiny.

And like with many famous people, people wanted to know the ins and outs of Cara's personal life.

Including her sexuality.

People had speculated about Cara's sexuality for some time (not that it's really anyone's business) - but it's not a topic the star has spoken about publically very often.

Until now...

Her relationship with actress Ashley Benson was one of the catalysts that set off speculation over Cara's sexuality, so, let's look at where their relationship began. Because let's just say, it's been a rollercoaster...

It all began back in May 2018...

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Twenty-seven-year-old supermodel Cara Delevingne had been spotted hanging out with thirty-year-old actress Ashley Benson, and many just shrugged it off as a casual friendship.

But when the pair began making continuous appearances together...

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Fans began to get suspicious.

And when these paparazzi pictures emerged a few months later of the pair looking very cozy...

Fans took this as an official confirmation that they were an item.

Since the infamous parking meter photos went viral...

The pair were spotted more and more, displaying some serious PDA.

Even though it was so obvious that they were a couple...

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They seemed reluctant to go official with their relationship. "I mean it’s hard, I don’t know, you kind of can’t get away from that if you’re in the public eye," Ashley told PEOPLE in August 2018. "I just kinda try to keep myself as private as possible."

As the months went by, fans were eager for an official confirmation of their relationship...

And Cara's comment on this Instagram post by Ashley seemed to be confirmation enough... right?

Never the less, things seemed to be getting serious...

And when this adorable snap emerged, fans went wild for the gorgeous couple.

In the summer of 2019, things got to the point where Cara and Ashley didn't even need to confirm that they were dating...

Because it was that obvious.

Ashley even got Cara's initials tattooed...

Showing that this relationship was certainly the real deal.

And it was in September 2019 when Cara finally opened up and her and Ashley's relationship.

"I won't talk about it because it’s sacred. I get why people care so much, and I don’t want to be so secretive that people think I’m ashamed of anything," she said in an interview about her relationship with Ashley. "But I’ve never been in a relationship where things are so public, or where I posted pictures of someone else. This seemed different. We had gotten to the point where we had kept it a secret, or at least not wanted attention, and now I feel like I’m not going to not be proud."

But last month, reports came in that Cara and Ashley had split up after nearly 2 years together.

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Multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE that the couple separated in early April.

It doesn't seem that there was any malicious intent behind the break-up.

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"Cara and Ashley always had their ups and downs before but it's over now," the source said. "Their relationship just ran its course."

Of course, fans were heartbroken over the split...

The pair weren't only just considered a Hollywood power couple, but they were also considered a great representation of the LGBTQ community... and they were a couple who weren't afraid to break boundaries.

Who could forget this iconic moment?

Not a care in the world!

We have just entered the official Pride month...

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And to commemorate this historical month, Cara has decided to open up about her own sexuality in an interview - which she has never done before.

Let's be honest...

People are obsessed with labels - so people are lapping up the fact that Cara has decided to speak out about this.

The model opened up to Variety...

And she admitted that for much of her life she wasn’t sure what to make of her own desires, and was unsure as to whether she could embrace them.

She spoke about how she never feels the same...

She said: "The thing is with me, I change a lot, I feel different all the time. Some days, I feel more womanly. Some days, I feel more like a man."

Cara was born into an upper-class "old-fashioned, repressed" family in London...

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"Everyone used to talk about ‘Oh, my God, imagine going down on a woman.’ I’d be like, ‘That’s disgusting.’ I think that came from the fact that I just didn’t want to admit who I was. I didn’t want to upset my family. I was deeply unhappy and depressed. When you don’t accept a part of yourself or love yourself, it’s like you’re not there, almost."

The model suffered a nervous breakdown when she was fifteen, which lead to her "hating herself."

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It wasn't until she was eighteen that she first opened up to her parents about her relationship with a woman. "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."

And discussing what Pride means to her, and what advice she wants to give to her fans, Cara said:

"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 apologize 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."

Since coming out, Cara has used her fame more and more to promote the understanding of mental health issues, particularly among LGBTQ youth.

All we can say is... we stan.

She then went on to describe herself as pansexual, meaning she’s attracted to all genders and believes she will always remain as such.

"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." A famous singer and YouTuber recently came out as Queer in an interview. Keep scrolling for the full story...