Cara Delevingne Shared The Heartbreaking Reason She's Wanted To Have Kids Since She Was 16

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Cara Delevingne is getting candid about her plans for the future — and she has kids on her mind.

A close-up of Cara at the SAG Awards

The actor, who recently opened up about her sobriety journey, says she’s been wanting to start a family since she was a teenager but is now ready to take steps in that direction.

A close-up of Cara in a zipper-front outfit

“I’ve wanted a kid since I was 16. I want babies so bad,” Cara shared in an interview with Vogue.

A close-up of Cara in a floral outfit

But at that time, Cara says, her desire to have a child was motivated by her relationship with her mother, Pandora, who has battled heroin addiction in the past.

A close-up of Cara and her mom

“Back then I would not have been ready, of course — I just wanted to replace the need to look after my mom with a kid of my own,” she shared.

A close-up of Cara

Cara says she hopes to freeze her eggs one day soon, but in the meantime, she’s building her relationship with her girlfriend Minke.

Cara and Minke smile at each other while standing outside

“She’s the type of person who has boundaries, and there came a point with me when she wasn’t going to have it much longer, and it was a blessing in disguise,” Cara shared.

A close-up of Cara

She continued, “It’s the first time I feel like I’m in a relationship not trying to rescue someone.”

A close-up of Cara

While the pair have been dating for just over a year, they first met at boarding school as kids and reconnected over a decade later.

A close-up of Cara with her hair in a bun and a long-sleeved, deep-V outfit

Minke has been by Cara’s side to support her in her sobriety, and they recently spent the holidays together — the first time Cara did Christmas and New Year’s Eve sober.

“It was just the two of us,” Cara said. “I was in bed by 12:15 a.m. on New Year’s Eve having the nicest time.”

A close-up of Cara

You can read all that Cara had to say here.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, you can call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and find more resources here.

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