In an exclusive interview, our October cover star talks motherhood and morning sickness
At the time of writing, Kerr, 36, is heavily pregnant with her third child, her second with husband and Snapchat cofounder Evan Spiegel, 29. She’s also mum to Flynn, 8, her son with ex-husband Orlando Bloom, and one-year-old Hart, her first child with Spiegel. As always when Kerr is speaking about her babies – even the ones she hasn’t given birth to yet – her voice floods with joy. Her two boys can’t wait to welcome a new addition to the family, judging by how devoted they are to each other. “Flynn is madly in love with Hart,” she says proudly. “He really wanted a little baby brother so much. There hasn’t been any jealousy or anything. It’s been very sweet. And when Flynn walks in the room, Hart lights up like a light bulb.”
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Not that this pregnancy has been a dream from start to finish. Even supermodels suffer when those early pregnancy hormones take hold. “I feel good now,” she says of carrying her current little one, who is due later this year. “But there was a lot of morning sickness in the beginning. It was probably the harder pregnancy out of the three. Flynn was very smooth sailing. With Hart, I had a little bit of morning sickness. But with this little one I’ve had terrible morning sickness. But I’m feeling good now and it’s not long to go now, which is exciting.”
The couple are keeping mum on everything to do with the new arrival. “Yes, we know the sex and we have names,” she says tantalisingly. “But it’s nice to keep a little to yourself.”
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Kerr’s other family, her other baby, is of course Kora Organics. She founded the Australian-made success story when she was only a few years into her international modelling career – demonstrating the sort of hard-headed business acumen that any model knows is the secret to enduring success once the big fashion and beauty contracts stop coming in. The brand turns 10 this October, but because the milestone coincides with her baby’s birth, any celebrations are, for now, on hold. But when they happen, there’ll be plenty to be proud of. Kora Organics is now sold in 25 countries, including more than 200 stores in Australia alone, and its products are loved by everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow, Katy Perry and Kourtney Kardashian to locals Shanina Shaik and Jesinta Franklin.
The heart of the brand is Kerr’s strict adherence to using not just organic ingredients, but certified organic ingredients – and yes, there’s a difference. “Clean beauty is a massive trend at the moment, but the thing with ‘clean’ beauty is, whatever country is manufacturing the product gets to determine what’s clean and what’s not,” a spokesperson for the company explains. “Whereas ‘certified organic’ means you are certified by an independent body. That’s something that sets Kora Organics apart from the whole movement.”
Read the full story in the October issue of marie claire – on sale Thursday September 5.
Alexandra CarltonAlex writes news, features, food, travel, parenting, opinion and social commentary for some of the country's best-known mastheads including Marie Claire, Qantas, Kidspot, Whimn, news.com.au, Gourmet Traveller, Sunday Life, Stellar and more.