The Delevingne girls talk about tough childhood and reveal how close they really are
The Delevingne sisters have spoken about their close bond — and revealed just how far they would go for one another.
In their first interview as a trio, model and actress Cara joked that if her elder siblings Poppy and Chloe killed someone, “I would help bury the body”.
The sisters spoke to PORTER magazine about the difficulties they faced when they were younger. Their mother, Pandora, 56, struggled with heroin addiction before they were born and was later diagnosed as bipolar.
Cara, 24, slept in Poppy’s bed for years as a child and said that both her sisters helped to bring her up.
Poppy, 30, who is also a model, said: “We have all learned that addiction and mental illnesses are illnesses and I think a lot of people overlook that it is a chemical imbalance; it’s like cancer, a sickness and people need to see it as that. So when people ask me, ‘Are you angry with your mum?’ I’m like, ‘No there is nothing to be angry about’.”
She added: “There were tricky times. I was 12 when it all started happening, which is the time you really need a mum — getting your period, wanting to know what sex is about. Cara was six years younger. She slept in my bed for years. She would literally twine her body around mine when I tried to sleep. To have each other was just so, so vital.”
Cara, who has branched out into acting on top of a hugely successful modelling career, said of her sisters: “Oh my God, it’s incredible to have these two. I don’t know what I would do without them, it would be horrifying.
“We have been through everything together. They helped bring me up. They taught me my love of music. We used to do dance routines to the Spice Girls, which we still do.
“I wouldn’t ever want to imagine a world without Poppy and Chloe. Put it this way, if one of them killed someone I would help bury the body.”
Eldest sister Chloe, 32, a charity campaigner who has two children, added: “We are very lucky, the chemistry between us is kind of perfect.”
Poppy is following in Cara’s footsteps by going into acting, with roles this year in King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
She often seeks her younger sister’s advice, saying: “She is such a doer, Cara, she is so ambitious. She has always known what she wants and she’s a hustler. Sometimes I call her and I’m like, you need to help me hustle, and she is like, ‘Come on!’”