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Cara Delevingne: I am not gay, don’t pigeonhole me

Nick Duffy June 29, 2017
Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Cara Delevingne has opened up about how she defines her sexuality.

The Paper Towns actress and model has had high-profile relationships with women.

However, she has spurned the label “gay” – explaining her reasoning in an interview this week.

Cara Delevingne
(Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

She told Glamour Magazine: “I am very happy how sexuality has become easier and freer to talk about, especially for kids.

“Once I spoke about my sexual fluidity, [some] people were like, ‘So you’re gay’, and I’m like, ‘No, I’m not gay’.

“A lot of the friends I have who are straight have such an old way of thinking.

“It’s ‘so you’re just gay, right?’ [They] don’t understand it. [If] I’m like, ‘Oh, I really like this guy’, [they’re like], ‘But you’re gay’. I’m like, ‘No, you’re so annoying!’.

“Someone is in a relationship with a girl one minute, or a boy is in a relationship with a boy, I don’t want them to be pigeonholed.

“Imagine if I got married to a man. Would people be like, ‘she lied to us!’? It’s like, no.

“I’m not gay. I am… I’m not. I’m fluid! I like fluid.”

Delevingne said previously: “It took me a long time to accept the idea, until I first fell in love with a girl at 20 and recognized that I had to accept it.

“I think that being in love with my girlfriend is a big part of why I’m feeling so happy with who I am these days. And for those words to come out of my mouth is actually a miracle.”

Vogue magazine recently came under fire for questioning whether her interest in women was a “phase”.

The actress previously called out then-Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott for opposing same-sex marriage – at the Australian premiere of Paper Towns.

She said: “Tony Abbott, you better listen to the rest of the world and carry on. Go with it.”

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