Miranda Kerr is speaking out on the difficult time she faced after splitting from her ex-husband, actor Orlando Bloom.
In a new interview, the 33-year-old model says she fell into depression after she and Bloom separated in October 2013.
Bloom and Kerr were married for three years prior to their breakup, and have one child together, 5-year-old Flynn. Kerr says she was "born a naturally positive person," so she was initially confused about her feelings.
"When Orlando and I separated, I actually fell into a really 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."
Kerr says focusing on her thoughts helped her though the tough time, as well as twice-daily meditation, yoga and healthy eating.
"Every thought you have affects your reality and only you have control of your mind," she explains. "And also, 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.'"
The model says co-parenting with 39-year-old Bloom has worked out well so far.
"The most important thing is that when he has his time with me, we have quality time together, and when he's with his dad, he has quality time with him," she notes. "And it works out really well because I book in my photo shoots for the time he's with his dad, and the rest of the time I just get to be a mom."
These days, the glamorous model's favorite things to do include spending quality time with Flynn, and enjoying simple activities.
"Being with my family, reading to Flynn, playing with him," she says about what she considers a good time. "We draw together; we build blocks together. I also love swinging on swings."
In August, Kerr talked about her still close relationship with Bloom in an interview with Harper's Bazaar
. Kerr said she moved to Malibu, California, from New York so that the three of them could be close.
"Orlando and I were living in New York, and we loved it there," she shared. "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."
"I started looking for houses because we wanted to be close as a family," she explained.