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Miranda Kerr’s family begs her to ‘come home’

Miranda Kerr the centre of attention. Photo: Getty Images

In a candid interview for the ABC’s Family Confidential, the Kerr family revealed an acute deterioration in their relationship with Miranda as the famous model has become more and more distant.

Kerr’s family say they haven’t seen her or her son Flynn in more than a year and that they only learned of the failure of her marriage from her estranged husband Orlando Bloom. Kerr and Bloom split late last year after three years of marriage.

“We have been best friends for most of our life. We used to talk every day,” Miranda’s mother, Therese said. “I would send her text messages during the day.”

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But the once close family unit broke down after the former Victoria’s Secret Angel moved to New York to pursue her modelling career in 2009.

That decline steepened last year when Miranda told her family “now that I’m 30, I’m going to take control”, her father John said.

She later fired her mother Therese from her role as managing director of her skincare line KORA Organics.

“Miranda’s life is so different now [and] she’s surrounded by ‘yes’ people all the time,” her mother said.

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“It’s so important for me to be real, to be true, to be who she needs me to be.”

Kerr’s brother Matthew said that he wanted to spend some ‘one on one’ time with Kerr without “an entourage of people we don’t know”.

Therese and John Kerr are particularly concerned with not seeing their grandson.

“You have to be in the media to be able to get your message out, but then our little Flynny doesn’t know what it’s like to walk outside without paparazzi,” said Therese.

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Kerr’s grandmother Ann also worries for her great grandson and famous granddaughter, whom she accompanied to photo shoots when she was younger.

“I miss the baby and I think he’s missing out on family, that closeness that we have always had,” she said.

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A spokeswoman for the model says she is “grateful to her parents, brother and extended family in Australia for their ongoing support and love”.

Kerr was recently announced as the newly signed face of international brand H&M, and is rumoured to be dating Australian billionaire James Packer.

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