Miranda Kerr Opens Up About Depression Following Orlando Bloom Split

"I never understood the depth of that feeling."

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Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom separated in 2013, and now seem pretty happy in new relationships. That said, their breakup took a toll on Kerr, who says she struggled with depression in the aftermath.

"When Orlando and I separated, I actually fell into a bad depression," she tells Elle Canada. "I never understood the depth of that feeling or the reality of that because I was naturally a very happy person."

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Kerr started meditating, doing yoga, watching her diet, and using aromatherapy to battle her symptoms, which appears to have made a huge difference in her mental well-being. "When I wake up and when I go to bed, I have that attitude of gratitude, and I say, 'Thank you for this beautiful day, for this roof over my head, for the fact that I have my health, and my son has his health, and thank you for our family,'" she says. "What I have found is that everything you need, all of the answers are deep inside of you. Sit with yourself, take a few breaths and get close to your spirit."

Kerr is currently engaged to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, about whom she has this amazing musing:

"For my birthday last year, my boyfriend [now fiancé] put candles leading down to the back of the garden, where he had planted a willow for me. That's my favorite tree because I have this philosophy that we should all be like willow trees—people think that in a big storm, the oak is the strongest tree, but it's actually the willow tree because it's very, very flexible."

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Preach, Miranda Kerr.

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