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Miranda Kerr is still positive despite having a tumultuous time

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Cup half full: Model and tea set entrepreneur Miranda Kerr.

Cup half full: Model and tea set entrepreneur Miranda Kerr. Photo: Getty Images

Miranda Kerr has had a tumultuous time recently. But the supermodel has a skin thicker than most, and has taken it all in her stride.

Kerr was recently caught up in the infamous Bondi brawl between billionaire James Packer and media heavyweight David Gyngell.

Speculation has been rife that it was potential footage of Kerr with Packer that sparked the punch-up between the men, who have been best friends in the past.

'Balancing my life every day is something I make a choice to do': Miranda Kerr.

'Balancing my life every day is something I make a choice to do': Miranda Kerr. Photo: James Brickwood

Kerr has revealed she and Packer remain on excellent terms and have been in contact since the incident. There was even a business meeting in which Packer's personal assistant left with a few copies of her book, Treasure Yourself, under his arm.

''We've spoken,'' she giggles. ''Yeah, of course. We're friends.''

This latest controversy comes after a challenging 18 months in which Kerr's high-profile contracts with David Jones and Victoria's Secret have ended, she split with Hollywood superstar Orlando Bloom and her family publicly pleaded for her to come home.

On Thursday her mother, Therese, was admitted to Royal North Shore hospital suffering dizzy spells. Kerr says she was thankful she could be by her mother's side.

This run of events would find a chink in most people's armour. But Kerr - who is tucked away in a Sydney hotel to talk about her new collaboration with Royal Albert, a collection of teaware - has emerged more in control than ever. ''It is what it is, and people will speculate and say whatever they want to say,'' she says, carefully deflecting talk of any romance with Packer.

''I am who I am and, as long as the people around me understand that and appreciate that, there's not really anything to worry about.''

Kerr - who was listed by Forbes last year as the second highest-earning model in the world, behind Gisele Bundchen - says remaining positive is part of her DNA.

''I feel like every day, as human beings, we have a choice - and obviously I am blessed and very fortunate. But I do work hard. I'm a businesswoman and a mother, so balancing my life every day is something I make a choice to do.

''Every day, practising gratitude is really important to me. It's why I named each of the teacups in the range. There's Joy and then there's Devotion, Gratitude and Blessings, then there's Friendship. For me, even picking the words that go with the cups and saucers were very important affirmations.''

Kerr is also determined to remain in the US so that son Flynn can grow up with his dad. ''We're all family forever,'' she says.

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