Why Her Mum Is Fi­nally Speak­ing Out

The fam­ily se­crets are set to be dis­closed in two tell-all mem­oirs – and the Delev­ingne daugh­ters have mixed feel­ings…

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If one thing is cer­tain, it’s that Cara Delev­ingne’s life seems pretty sweet right now. Not only is she mak­ing a very suc­cess­ful switch from su­per­model to fully-fledged A-list ac­tress (she’s amaz­ing in the new clip of up­com­ing film Pa­per Towns, check it out), but she’s also mak­ing music with Phar­rell Wil­liams. Oh, and to top it off, as Look re­vealed re­cently, the 22-year-old’s love life is well and truly on track with mu­si­cian An­nie Clark (aka St Vin­cent) by her side, who she’s been dat­ing since De­cem­ber.

Yet, while ev­ery­thing seems to be fall­ing into place in front of the cam­era, be­hind the In­sta­gram fil­ters it’s a dif­fer­ent story. And it’s all be­cause of her par­ents’ plans to write two ex­plo­sive tell-all mem­oirs about their priv­i­leged up­bring­ings. But while Cara’s dad, Charles, ad­mits he’ll be ‘re­veal­ing all’ about his love life (‘I’ve had a lot of ladies in my youth,’ he ad­mit­ted last week. ‘I’ve got raunchy sto­ries to tell, which they prob­a­bly wouldn’t thank me for’), it’s her mother Pan­dora’s au­to­bi­og­ra­phy that’s ap­par­ently caus­ing is­sues. It’ll re­port­edly fo­cus on her wild par­ty­ing in the 70s and 80s when she ended up bat­tling with a se­ri­ous heroin ad­dic­tion, de­tails that some in the fam­ily would pre­fer left firmly in the past.

‘The fact that Cara’s dad is di­vulging all about past con­quests is def­i­nitely a bit em­bar­rass­ing,’ says a source close to the fam­ily. ‘But Pan­dora’s an­tic­i­pated mem­oirs are caus­ing big­ger prob­lems. Sure, she sees this book as a chance to set the record straight about ev­ery­thing she went through, but her daugh­ters seem to see it rather dif­fer­ently.’

‘Dif­fer­ently’ is def­i­nitely the word. In fact, Cara’s older sis­ters Chloe, 30, and Poppy, 27, are said to be fum­ing at their mother’s plans. Be­cause while Pan­dora, 55 – who’s been mar­ried to wealthy prop­erty de­vel­oper Charles for 32 years – has pre­vi­ously spo­ken out about her drug use, the crux of th­ese mem­oirs will re­port­edly be de­tail­ing the ef­fect it’s had on her fam­ily.

‘The Delev­ingnes are fa­mously close,

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