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Thread: Miranda Kerr's family pleads for her to come home in ABC1 show

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    Miranda Kerr's family pleads for her to come home in ABC1 show

    • NATIONAL TV WRITER HOLLY BYRNES
    • NEWS LIMITED NETWORK
    • FEBRUARY 08, 2014 12:00AM

    MIRANDA Kerr's family have made an emotional public plea for the Aussie supermodel to come home, revealing they have not seen their famous daughter or her son Flynn "in over a year."

    In a small screen "love letter" from Miranda Kerr's mother Therese, father John, brother Matthew and nanna Ann, the Gunnedah-raised clan have used an episode of ABC1's docudrama series, Family Confidential, to expose cracks in their relationship with the former David Jones catwalk star.
    Therese Kerr, who was sacked by her daughter in her role as the managing director of Miranda's Kora skincare range last year, claims "Miranda's life is so different now (and) she's surrounded by yes people all the time. It's so important for me to be real, to be true, to be who she needs me to be."Miranda's father John and nanna Ann both despair at the growing distance between the fashionista and their grandchild Flynn, now 3, who they fear is "missing out'' on being close to his Australian family.
    Mr Kerr tells the program it was Miranda's ex-husband Orlando Bloom who rang him to confirm the A-list couple planned to divorce, after only three years of marriage, with her dad wishing his daughter had married a "nobody" instead.
    "Not really into movies" before his daughter met and secretly wed Bloom, Mr Kerr revealed how he bonded with the Pirates Of The Caribbean star.
    "He's into motorbikes so he's got to be nice ... him and I hit it off pretty well."
    When Bloom rang to talk about the split, Mr Kerr said: "I remember him saying 'we're always going to be family' and that's how we'll treat Orlando, Miranda and Flynn. We're all family."
    Since the separation - followed by reports Miranda is now dating billionaire James Packer - her family left behind in Australia claim they have not seen her or Flynn in "over a year."
    In a simple, yet heartfelt dream for his celebrity daughter and grandson, John Kerr says: "What I'd really like to do as a grandad now is teach Flynn how to milk a cow, how to ride a horse, teach him all them (sic) country things."

    Happy family days are over ... The Kerrs — Mathew, Therese, Miranda and John. Source: Supplied


    With his fears for her celebrity lifestyle realised, Mr Kerr adds: 'After what I know now I would rather she did just marry a nobody because you really can't get that family time by yourself. I just hope Flynn grows up and he wants to be with his nan and pop."
    The episode, to air next Tuesday night from 8pm on ABC1, also lifts the lid on the family's struggles to cope with their daughter's rising fame - and the impact it has had on her brother Matthew especially.
    He admits he felt "lost" after the family made the decision to move from their country NSW home to Brisbane to help support Miranda in her early modelling days - before she moved to NY at the age of 25.
    At that time, her parents warned Miranda "the day you think you're better than anyone else is the day you don't model under our guidance.''
    Her dad sympathises with his son, saying: "How could he ever live up to what Miranda's done?''
    While both her mother and brother were given jobs in Miranda's Kora skincare business, they have since parted ways, with Therese creating her own rival line, Divine by Therese Kerr.
    She admits it's her daughter's profile that has given her "the platform to be able to have a voice'' but the protective mother and grandmother says "it's a double-edged sword."
    "You have to be in the media to be able to get your message out, but then our little Flynny doesn't know what it's like to walk outside without paparazzi," she said.
    Her paternal grandmother Ann says she is "worried'' about Miranda.
    "I miss the baby and I think he's missing out on family, that closeness that we have always had," she said.
    "It's very nice where they are but nothing like Australia, nothing and I think hopefully Flynn might end up here. We just keep our fingers crossed."

    In happier times ... Miranda Kerr with brother Matthew, father John and mother Therese at the launch of Kids Helpline in Sydney. Source: News Limited


    Kerr's father defends his daughter's determination to take control of her life after turning 30.
    "There were so many people who said 'oh Miranda she used to be this nice little girl who we could get to do anything', whereas now she's like 'you know what, I'm not doing that anymore'."
    He adds: "I wish she was just a normal, everyday girl, I really do."
    But it is Miranda's mother Therese who appears to have been hit hardest by the change in circumstances with her daughter and cuts a lonely figure, trying desperately to reconnect with her eldest child.
    "What I have had to do is let go," Therese says, tearfully "and allow her to be assertive and lead her own life and I guess for any mum that's a little bit challenging sometimes to do that."
    Their once daily connection appears broken, with Therese filmed sending her daughter sweet texts of encouragement and love - not returned immediately by Miranda.
    "We have been best friends for most of our life. We used to talk just about every day. I send her messages, just little texts to say 'I love you honey, let your little light shine, my arms are wrapped around you'."

    Just want the daughter they brought up to come home ... Miranda Kerr’s parents John and Therese Kerr. Picture: Kerr family/ABC1 Family Confidential Source: Supplied


    Her brother adds: "I'd like to spend more one-on-one time instead of with an entourage of people who we don't really know. I love her to death, I just want to see her more."
    The family's anguish comes as Miranda's career has taken another tick upwards, this week signed as the new face of international retail giant, H & M.
    A spokeswoman for Miranda said the model "wasn't able to be back in Australia to film this episode due to her busy international work schedule but is grateful to her parents, brother and extended family in Australia for their ongoing support and love. The Kerr family have a special and unique bond and I'm sure this intimate insight will be viewed fondly by all."
    Family Confidential airs 8pm, Tuesdays on ABC1

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/miranda-kerrs-family-pleads-for-her-to-come-home-in-abc1-show/story-fni0b7je-1226820952617



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    I dont like Miranda Kerr, but I don't agree with the family running to the media about their family issues.

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    I don't care for her either, and I have no doubt she has ditched her past including her family for the glam life. But yeah, I think it's a betrayal when parents do this kind of thing.
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    Yeah, there's nothing like airing family dirty laundry on tv to really turn things around.
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    Maybe I'm projecting because I recently learned about personality disorders but I'm unwilling to label someone as bad for not wanting to talk to their parents. Maybe she's a raging bitch but that doesn't justify them running to the media.
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    Her dad sympathises with his son, saying: "How could he ever live up to what Miranda's done?'
    what the ever living fuck?? Well, if the poor boy didn't have issues before, he surely does now. And what has Miranda done besides show off her naturally beautiful face and body. Im sure if her brother had been blessed with that, he could have pulled it off too. I don't blame her for not going to visit those famewhore sellouts
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    What an awful thing the dad said about his son! wow..Miranda Kerr isn't some brain surgeon or curing cancer. She's a model who married a Hollywood actor and then became famous. Poor son.

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    Seriously? They are asking "how can her brother live up to what Miranda has done?", did he want to be a model too? I mean, success is not always defined by how others view you, he needs to find his own happiness and his own success doing what makes him feel complete. It also struck me as odd how the dad was saying they used to be able to get her to do anything and now she has her own ideas. Yes, she's an adult woman with her own family now...it happens. I feel bad for them, but this is such a weird way to go about repairing their relationship with their daughter.

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    After reading that, I can kinda understand why what's-her-face hasn't kept in touch with her parents.
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    OK, I'll put forward a different point of view. There is a blind every other week about Miranda's 'party' lifestyle so possibly this is a coded message from her family to be more grounded and to reconnect with them and to take more care of herself and her son. If so, it's much better than ignoring her or pretending that everything is A-OK like many Hollywood families who just want to ensure the benefits continue for themselves.

    As for going to the media, maybe it's the only thing they can do from the other side of the world.
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    Well call me pessimist but did they just plug the mothers skin care range in that story? If so then I guess that's the reason for the whole embarrassing outing. Wouldn't be at all surprised if this whole thing is rigged with Mirandas blessing to drum up some media attention win win for both of them really. Seems any publicity is good that keeps the dollars rolling in.

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