Australian model Miranda Kerr has spoken inside the latest issue of InStyle, opening up on how she is now trying to find balance in her life so she can have time for her son Flynn, Miranda says she has been working on being able to stay closer to home so she can always be there for him. She explained:
"When I didn't continue the contracts with Victoria's Secret and David Jones it freed me up a lot. [But] when I've taken on these other contracts and clients, I've made it very clear that my base is here [in Malibu, Cailfornia]. I'm actually working less, even though it appears I'm working more, but I'm working more locally. With Victoria's Secret, I used to travel a lot and I couldn't do that being a mother. Now I make sure that I work a certain amount of days and then I'll have days off with Flynn [her three-year-old son]."
When asked if it is easier to date as a famous person or as a parent, Miranda said her son comes first:
"Gee, that's a good question. They're both hard! But probably as a parent because I don't want anyone to be around Flynn unless [pauses]...you don't want to impact them in any way. Unless I was going into a serious relationship, it's important to try and not confuse my son."
Speaking on her past relationships, Miranda says she thinks communication is what makes it work:
"I've learned communication is key; that it's really important to be honest and open about what you're feeling. It's okay to have a bad day. In my past relationships, I always wanted to be strong and empowered but actually it's empowering sometimes to say, 'I need help' or 'I can't do this alone' or 'Today's been really tough for me.' It's important to a healthy relationship."