Miranda Kerr On Divorce: 'When Orlando and I separated, I actually fell into a really bad depression.'

The Australian former Victoria's Secret model has opened up on coping with divorce and how she manages to juggle work and parenthood with her ex-husband

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From the outside, it might seem that model Miranda Kerr has a picture-perfect life.

After all, she's a former VS model, has written a self-help book, owns a natural-skincare line, Kora Organics, fronts campaigns for the likes of Givenchy and Swarovski, is engaged to Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel and was on Forbes list of highest-earning models, last year.

But, naturally, what one sees from the outside isn't always a real insight into the daily life struggles and stresses that everyone – model or not – goes through.

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In an exclusive interview with ELLE Canada, the 33-year-old model revealed her top tips to maintaining a positive mindset and opened up about the difficulties she faced coping with the end of her marriage to actor Orlando Bloom in 2013.

'When Orlando and I separated, I actually fell into a really bad depression,' she says.

'I never understood the depth of that feeling or the reality of that because I was naturally a very happy person,' she add, admitting her mother nicknamed her 'giggling Gert' as a child because she was always laughing.

In order to revert back to her naturally positive self after her divorce, Kerr admits soon learned that 'every thought you have affects your reality and only you have control of your mind.'

With the help of twice-daily meditation, aromatherapy oils, yoga and healthy eating, the mother-of-one was able to create 'a wonderful foundation for happiness'.

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As a result, she's managed to create one of the most covetable post-relationship friendships with Bloom – who is currently dating Katy Perry – with the two regularly spotted sharing playdates with their five-year-old son Flynn and successfully juggling co-parenting and work.

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'The most important thing is that when he has his time with me, we have quality time together, and when he's with his dad, he has quality time with him.

'And it works out really well because I book in my photo shoots for the time he's with his dad, and the rest of the time I just get to be a mom,' she says.

But if you think life at home with the Australian beauty a endless yoga classes and A-list party invitations, you'd be wrong.

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Kerr's idea of fun is a night in with her son, 'being with my family, reading to Flynn, playing with him. We draw together; we build blocks together. I also love swinging on swings,' she reveals.

'I'm a homebody. Being at home is the biggest luxury to me. I can't help it!,' she concludes, confessing the grocery store is her 'happy place'.

Personally Zara is our happy place, but we get what you mean, Miranda.

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