Miranda Kerr on Her Relationship With Orlando Bloom: “We Both Really Do Love Each Other”

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When it comes to friendly exes, it has become known fact that Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom are the friendliest as they come. The couple, who announced their split last October after six years together, are still very much in each other’s lives — especially when it comes to taking care of their son, Flynn.

“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.”

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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.”