Miranda Kerr has opened up about one of this year’s biggest celebrity gossip news stories: her split from husband Orlando Bloom.

It’s difficult for anyone to go through a separation, whether it’s on a public scale or not,” she says in an interview in the latest Harper’s Bazaar Australia.

“It was important for us long-term to preserve our friendship and the dynamic of being loving parents to Flynn so we dealt with everything openly and honestly.

“We respect each other and with respect comes understanding. When there’s understanding, I guess everything is a little more harmonious,” she tells the magazine.

“We’re still very big parts of each other’s lives. There’s no reason for us to be anything but a united front. We still love and care for each other deeply.”

The 30-year-old supermodel revealed she won’t be making it to Australia this Christmas, choosing to stay in New York and look after son Flynn while Bloom stars in Romeo and Juliet six nights a week on Broadway.

“And it’s not fair to take Flynn and go without him. We’re trying to do our best to support each other.”

Since announcing their split in October, Kerr and Bloom have been photographed together a number of times, looking friendly and relaxed with each other.

“Flynn is the most important thing in both our lives. And because we share that bond, we both feel it’s important to be united.”

Photo: Harper’s Bazaar