So you might have heard that Aussie supermodel Miranda Kerr‘s parents are NOT HAPPY.
She never calls, she never writes, they don’t get to see their gorgeous little grandson enough. Her Nan hasn’t seen her in for ever…
Does any of this sound familar? To anyone who’s flown the family nest, left a small hometown for the big smoke, and is maybe living a lifestyle that isn’t exactly what their parents had hoped for… doesn’t this all sound very, well, ordinary?
What’s not ordinary is that these family grievances were aired all over the national
broadcaster last night, as the Kerrs (minus Miranda, obvs) sat down to moan publicly about how their megastar daughter is a bit slack on phoning home on the ABC’s Family Confidential.
“We used to talk every day,” says Therese Kerr, Miranda’s mum. “We’ve spent most of my life being best friends.” Now she just sits on the home stairs and allows a camera to film her texting her daughter.
“I love her to death, I just want to see her more,” adds Miranda’s younger brother, Matthew, who used to work in the model’s ‘family’ business, Kora Organics.
It’s remarkable and rare for a celebrity’s family to go so public with what is essentially a passive-aggressive whine about them being cut out of a glamorous life. Not since Bert and Patty went all open book about their troubled son Matthew have we seen an Aussie family drama play out so publicly – and look how well that turned out.
Now, Miranda Kerr gives everyone plenty of reasons to mock her – endless lingerie yoga selfies and inspirational quotes are among them. But you can’t help but sympathise with her when her family choose to go on national television to complain about how their gorgeous young daughter has gotten too big for her Balenciaga boots.
Miranda said, ‘Now I’m 30, I’m taking control, with all my managers, with everyone,’” moans her Dad, John, who met and married Therese in Gunnedah, NSW, when they were just teenagers.