Wednesday 22 November 2017

Miranda Kerr reveals she had 'really bad depression' after Orlando Bloom divorce

Model Miranda Kerr and actor Orlando Bloom attend the
Model Miranda Kerr and actor Orlando Bloom attend the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images North America)
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr attend the after party for the Broadway opening night of "Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet" at The Edison Ballroom on September 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Model Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom with baby Flynn are seen together on Upper East Side in NYC on October 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
(L-R) Miranda Kerr and Actor Orlando Bloom attend the Mamounia hotel inauguration on November 26, 2009 in Marrakech, Morocco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Actor Orlando Bloom (L) and Miranda Kerr attend Global Green USA's 10th Annual Pre-Oscar Party at Avalon on February 20, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for Global Green)
Model Miranda Kerr and Actor Orlando Bloom attend the 14th Annual Warner Bros. And InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party held at the Oasis Courtyard at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Model Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom arrive at 13th Annual Warner Bros. And InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Miranda Kerr has opened up her experience with depression after splitting with ex-husband Orlando Bloom.

The supermodel (33) wed the Pirates of the Caribbean actor (39) first began dating in 2007 before walking up the aisle in 2010 and eventually calling it quits in 2013. They have a five-year-old son Flynn together.

And while Kerr is now engaged to Snapchat founder and billionaire Evan Spiegel, she discussed a dark period in her life when her marriage ended.

"When Orlando and I separated, I actually fell into a really bad depression,” she told Elle Canada.

Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr attend the after party for the Broadway opening night of
Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr attend the after party for the Broadway opening night of "Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet" at The Edison Ballroom on September 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)

"I never understood the depth of that feeling or the reality of that because I was naturally a very happy person.

"My mom used to call me a ‘giggling Gert’ because I was always laughing, even in my sleep."

She said she overcame the spell of depression by meditating, practicing yoga and eating well.

"When I wake up and when I go to bed, I have that attitude of gratitude and I say, ‘Thank you for this beautiful day, for this roof over my head, for the fact that I have my health and my son has his health, and thank you for our family.'"

Model Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom with baby Flynn are seen together on Upper East Side in NYC on October 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
Model Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom with baby Flynn are seen together on Upper East Side in NYC on October 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)

"What I have found is that everything you need, all of the answers are deep inside of you," she added.

"Sit with yourself, take a few breaths and get close to your spirit."

Kerr, a former Victoria's Secret Angel, has often spoken fondly of her ex saying she's in contact with him every day because of their child.

(L-R) Miranda Kerr and Actor Orlando Bloom attend the Mamounia hotel inauguration on November 26, 2009 in Marrakech, Morocco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
(L-R) Miranda Kerr and Actor Orlando Bloom attend the Mamounia hotel inauguration on November 26, 2009 in Marrakech, Morocco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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