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Miranda Kerr Talks Co-Parenting With Ex Orlando Bloom: 'We Wanted to Be Close as a Family'

by Jackie Willis 10:46 AM PDT, August 09, 2016
Playing Miranda Kerr Talks Co-Parenting With Ex Orlando Bloom: 'We Wanted to Be Close as a Family'

Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr might be the most amicable exes ever.

While the 33-year-old supermodel -- who announced her engagement to 26-year-old Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel last month -- divorced the 39-year-old actor in 2013, the two are still quite close, geographically. Kerr tells Harper's Bazaar that she came to find her dream house in Malibu, California, after she was looking for a residence near Bloom so they could raise their 5-year-old son Flynn together.

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"Orlando and I were living in New York, and we loved it there," she recalls. "But we were considering what the best options were for our son. Orlando owned a place in Malibu, and he was saying that he wanted to move here. We thought it would be a better lifestyle for Flynn. He could be outside playing year-round, playing in the sand. We could have a garden."

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Stressing how important it was for her and Bloom to co-parent, she adds, "I started looking for houses because we wanted to be close as a family."

Kerr and her son are quite happy in the home, and have taken to growing their own kale and picking strawberries, blueberries and lemons. Spiegel has been very supportive of his fiancee's organic lifestyle and even bought her a Skywater 300, which, according to the magazine, "draws moisture from the humidity in the air and produces enough water for the entire house, including showers, drinking water, irrigation, and a waterfall that cascades into a koi pond."

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"This property was a dust bowl when I bought it," Kerr says of her home. "Now it's so green. Obviously I'm aware of the drought problem in California. This system really just pulls water out of the sky. It was a very thoughtful present because [Spiegel] knows how much I love a garden."

While Kerr has a wedding to plan, Bloom is making headlines for his recent beach getaway with girlfriend Katy Perry that did not always include a swimsuit. Check out the actor's nude, PDA-filled vacation:

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