Miranda Kerr has moved on from her split from English actor Orlando Bloom but she has now opened up about her emotional battle post their divorce. The Australian model revealed that she "fell into a really bad depression" during their separation.
"My mom used to call me a 'giggling Gert' because I was always laughing, even in my sleep," she told Elle Canada, adding that she worked hard to build a "wonderful foundation for happiness." However, her world turned upside down after her three-year marriage to Bloom ended.
"When Orlando and I separated [in 2013], I actually fell into a really bad depression. I never understood the depth of that feeling or the reality of that because I was naturally a very happy person," she added.
The 33-year-old supermodel bounced back from the emotional turmoil by practicing meditation and yoga as she realised that "every thought you have affects your reality and only you have control of your mind."
Two years after her divorce from Bloom, Australia's Next Top Model mentor began dating Snapchat co-founder/CEO Evan Spiegel and got engaged to him in July 2016. During the interview, she revealed her "best surprise ever" gifted by her fiancé.
"For my birthday last year, my boyfriend [now fiancé] put candles leading down to the back of the garden, where he had planted a willow for me. That's my favourite tree because I have this philosophy that we should all be like willow trees — people think that in a big storm, the oak is the strongest tree, but it's actually the willow tree because it's very, very flexible."
In October 2013, Kerr and the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor announced their decision to divorce. The couple share a son, Flynn Christopher Bloom, born in 2011.
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