Actress and former supermodel Cara Delevingne got candid about her sexuality in a new interview this week, stopping short of using “gay” as an identifier but saying she is fine with others using that word in reference to her.
In her Vogue U.K. cover story, Delevingne said that she is “completely in love” with her girlfriend singer-songwriter Annie Clark, who performs under the stage name St. Vincent.
“Before, I didn’t know what love was ― real love,” she told the magazine. “I didn’t understand the depth of it. I always used to think it was you against the world. Now I know the meaning of life is love. Whether that’s for yourself or for the world or your partner.”
The “Suicide Squad” actress went on to say that if people want to call her gay because of her relationship with Clark, she’s fine with that.
“I’m obviously in love, so if people want to say I’m gay, that’s great,” she continued. “But we’re all liquid ― we change, we grow.”
Delevingne is one of many young creatives who have chosen not to describe their sexual identities using labels but who fall under the umbrella of queer identity. Last week, Kristen Stewart told Elle U.K. that she is “really in love” with her girlfriend, but, like Delevigne, did not use any specific term to talk about her sexual orientation.
So happy to have you in the family, Cara!