“Well, we are very good. We speak every day,” the Australian model tellsHarper’s Bazaar U.K. about her ex. “We’re really close, we’re going to be a family forever and we both really do love each other.”
“We have genuine love and respect for each other,” she adds. “We’re very connected and I feel grateful for that. We created something beautiful together and we both remind ourselves how lucky we are to have that. And yeah, it’s good. He’s a great dad. I’m lucky.”
She says of her broken marriage, “Everyone goes through challenging periods in their life. That’s inevitable and it’s part of being human. I feel like it’s a daily process to be positive. It’s something that’s a choice and I have different tools, like meditation, even prayer — my grandmother taught me to pray when I was young — and just finding that inner peace.”
Covering the publication’s June 2014 issue, the 31-year-old also opens up about the other big separation that shook the world: her exit from Victoria’s Secret.
“It was a big chunk of time that I wasn’t able to commit to because I’m a mother,” the former Angel explains. “I used to be in two different countries every single week. I made a conscious decision to shift gears. I’m very much a people-pleaser at heart — I feel that if everyone else is happy, then I’m happy — but I’m learning the power of saying no and putting my foot down.”