Miranda Kerr channels the heavens above as she glows on the cover of Elle Canada’s December issue.
Inside, the supermodel is opening for the very first time about her bout with depression that she battled shortly after her breakup from ex-husband Orlando Bloom.
Kerr and Bloom divorced in 2013 after three years of marriage and would go on to co-parent their son Flynn. Soon after, the bubbly Australian native was shocked by her terribly low spirits following. “When Orlando and I separated, 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 told Elle. “Every thought you have affects your reality and only you have control of your mind.”
As the face of multiple international fashion brands and the founder of natural skincare line Kora Organics, it’s essential for Kerr to know a thing or two about keeping zen. Thankfully, she shared her wisdom with the magazine while frolicking on the snowy set of Joe Fresh’ s latest Christmas campaign.
“I just go in there, do my thing, enjoy myself and make sure everyone else is enjoying themselves,” she shared of her on-set approach, followed by innocent boasting about her crisis-curing ways. “I saw that the hairdresser was looking flustered, so I gave him an oil that my aromatherapist made for me… Immediately he was more centred and calmed down; he just felt so much better.”
Kerr then shares her philosophy on surviving life’s most difficult times, revealing that adaptability is key. “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.”
The December issue of Elle Canada hits newsstands on November 14.