Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has said that she was unaware that she had uploaded a Photoshopped version of a picture of herself to Instagram.

The 30-year-old former wife of Orlando Bloom posted the image on 12 November to wish her former fellow Victoria's Secret models luck ahead of the catwalk for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. In the picture, Kerr is seen with Doutzen Kroes and Alessandra Ambrosio.

"Sending love and best wishes to the #vsangels from Japan xxx," she wrote.

However, her fans were quick to notice the slimmer waist in the latest image and blamed her for altering it. Following the backlash, Kerr took to her Instagram account to clear the reports.

"Hi guys, here is the original VS image! When I re-posted the photo this week to support the girls I screen grabbed it off the internet when I was working in Japan. I had no idea it was photoshopped. All good intentions- sorry for the confusion and congratulations to the girls for such a great show!" she wrote.

This comes weeks after Kerr and The Pirates of the Caribbean star shocked everyone when they said they have split after six years of marriage. According to insiders, Bloom and Kerr were in a "loveless marriage" for two years.

"Miranda felt that Orlando's filming schedule was too difficult to balance with family life," a source told the Sun, "But in the end he felt that she was too tied to work commitments in New York. Something had to give."

"Everyone in Hollywood knew they were no longer a couple. They weren't living together and the spark has gone. They fell out of love long before they were prepared to accept the marriage was over," the source added. "At times they'd keep up appearances while they were out and about, but it was a bit of a sham."