Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr has revealed that her son Flynn, born in 2011, was named after her high school sweetheart, Christopher Middlebrook, who died in a car accident when she was just 16 years old. Kerr shared the touching story in her book “Treasure Yourself” and in an interview with The Daily Telegraph.
Kerr and Middlebrook had been dating for two years when he was tragically killed in a car crash. Kerr wrote a letter to him after his death, expressing her hope to name her first child after him in some way. When she met Orlando Bloom, her then-husband, she shared the story with him and he was happy to honor her wish.
Reflecting on her first love and his untimely death, Kerr shared that it taught her an important lesson about gratitude and cherishing the people who touch our lives. “That the people who touch your life are always with you,” she said. “It taught me that I have the choice to be grateful for the time I had with him instead of dwelling on losing him.”
Kerr has been open about her personal life in the past, including her divorce from Bloom in 2013 and her subsequent marriage to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in 2017. She has also been vocal about her passion for wellness and natural living, launching her own line of organic skincare products, KORA Organics, in 2009.
As a successful model and entrepreneur, Kerr has become a role model for many young women. Her story of love and loss serves as a reminder to cherish the people in our lives and to find gratitude in the midst of difficult times.