Miranda Kerr’s granny’s advice: ‘Put a little makeup on & you’ll keep your husband’

Here are some new photos of Miranda Kerr, out and about in NYC yesterday. You know what’s interesting about these photos? That Miranda is in New York. And Leonardo DiCaprio is in New York. And Orlando Bloom is not in New York. Orly and Miranda haven’t been seen together in a while and gossips claim that Miranda has been spending a lot of time with Leo. “Spending time” = lots of late-night flirting and draping her legs over him. Yesterday, Miranda’s people attempted some damage control by telling Page Six, “She’s flying to London to visit Orlando on Friday. She’s excited, and all of these rumors are much ado about absolutely nothing.” We’ll see, Miranda. We’ll see. Meanwhile, I thought you would enjoy Miranda’s rules for Keeping a Man. Step #1: Be a Victoria’s Secret model. Step #2: Wear makeup and lingerie.

Forget the old adage that says the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The shorter path to happily-ever-after, according to supermodel Miranda Kerr, is through his eyes.

On Monday, Dec. 3, the Victoria’s Secret Angel stopped by The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, where she revealed, among other things, her grandmother’s advice for maintaining a happy marriage. (Kerr, 29, wed actor Orlando Bloom in July 2010; the couple has one son, Flynn, 23 months.)

“My grandma said, ‘Men are very visual, so don’t forget that,’” the Australian-born beauty told Ferguson. “She said, ‘Every day, put a little makeup on, put on some nice underwear, and you’ll keep your husband.’”

Kerr has made a living doing exactly that. As one of Victoria’s Secret’s most famous models, the brunette stunner regularly struts her stuff in sexy lingerie. Last month, she worked the runway in a lace-trimmed bra-and-undies set with giant feathered wings for the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which airs Tuesday, Dec. 4, on CBS.

Asked whether she ever feels self-conscious parading around in her underwear in front of a crowd, Kerr said no — unless Bloom is among the spectators.

“Your husband, presumably, has seen you in your underwear before,” Ferguson said.

“Yes, but it’s different,” Kerr replied, laughing. “Because I’m parading it in front of everyone else, not just him.”

Anyway, she added, Bloom gets the occasional private show at home. “That makes you the most awesome wife in America,” Ferguson joked.

[From Us Weekly]

First of all, Miranda’s grandma is saucy. Second of all, Grandma is right about one thing – men are very visual. We can rationalize it, we can cry about it, we can try to change them, but dudes are always going to be about the visual. But does it follow that all a woman needs to do to keep her husband is just to pander to that “visuals only” thing? Eh. I think even women who make the effort to look nice for the men will sometimes “lose their husbands”. Because while men are visual creatures, it’s not JUST about that.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. CharlotteS says:

    Miranda is so beautiful and although she comes across a bit ditzy she’s actually doing a good job of establishing herself.

  2. SandyStrange says:

    True to some extant, but I’ve seen beautiful/appearance conscience women cheated on so its not all about looks, even for dudes. I’m guessing granny gave her other advice then look good, sounds like a cute grandma.

  3. sasa says:

    I have a problem with this from the get-go. To “keep” a husband? If I have to keep the dude he is free to leave at any time.

    • Eleonor says:

      Well is a grandma who’s said that. I’ll give a pass for her old fashion attitude.
      My grandma used to gave me advices on how to choose a real man (according to her a real man must be able to fix things) and how to cook properly. It can be infuriating, but it’s grandma.
      I would give everything I have to hear her advices again.

    • Liv says:

      I find it pretty insulting that her grandmother’s quote sounds like a woman has to work for the relationship while the man doesn’t.

      Even if men are more visual than women, I certainly not support that by being sexy and dressed up all the time. What the fuck? Men should dress up as well or I am not making the slightest effort! ;-)

      • Aubra says:

        I think advice like this is reciprocal, if that’s the right word. This goes just as much for us ladies as well. We don’t want our men letting themselves go to shit, and even then, that is pretty subjective seeing as how we like different things. But women are still as much if not more visual than men, but for some reason, this is something that gets pushed more onto women. But how many times have we seen it played out where a smoking hot wife gets cheated on and left and you see the other man or woman and they are in no way, shape or form on the same so called visual level…

    • lady X says:

      Hey the fact of the matter is most women want the whole marriage thing alot more than men do … still to this day … so yes if you want to “keep” him there are things you must do … same goes for men if they wan to “keep” a woman … see it is this kind of talk that makes feminism a dirty word… She is married to a good looking rich man .. and by all accounts women probably throw themselves at him always … so yes if she love shim and doesn’t want him cheating on her or leaving her for some younger version of herself .. looking nice is needed … women talk that crap all the time but when you are alone at night saying ” Why can’t I find a good man you will wonder why … Of course everyone wants a good looking man or at least be attracted to him …. The fact is her Grandma has been married for years so I am sure she knows what she is talking about ….
      I see a lot of married women who let themselves go and I know it is only a matter of time before he cheats … the sucky thing about men in society is the ugly men usually always can get a girl … especially if they are loaded… women on the other hand not so much … nit sucks but that is life

      • hannah says:

        does not wearing makeup=letting myself go to sh-t? I think natural is a good thing. just because I don’t wear makeup doesn’t mean I’m gross, on the contrary, I have great skin because I do not use makeup…

        i’m in a long term relationship btw

  4. marie says:

    meh, I have no idea why people keep asking her question like this-she hasn’t really been married long enough to give advice.. and while grandma gave her this advice, I’m sure it came with plenty other..

  5. lucy2 says:

    Eh. I get what she’s saying, but a husband who leaves if you don’t put on mascara every day isn’t one worth hanging onto, IMO.

    • Liv says:

      True. I guess we haven’t heard of it before because all the divorce lawyers would be unemployed then. Just put on Mascara and your husband never leaves you. Brilliant.

    • Ally8 says:

      You have to download this amazing old Vic Damone song called “Wives and Lovers”. It’s so Mad Men, I just can’t (plus it opens with “Hey girl”…lol):

      “Hey, little girl, Comb your hair, fix your make-up. Soon he will open the door. Don’t think because There’s a ring on your finger, You needn’t try any more For wives should always be lovers, too. Run to his arms the moment he comes home to you. I’m warning you. Day after day, There are girls at the office, And men will always be men. Don’t send him off With your hair still in curlers. You may not see him again. For wives should always be lovers, too. Run to his arms the moment he comes home to you…”

      The bit with the curlers really kills me.

  6. Christina says:

    ”We can rationalize it, we can cry about it, we can try to change them, but dudes are always going to be about the visual.”

    What and women aren’t? Five seconds on this site will disprove the old cliche – terribly comforting though it may be for men – that women aren’t interested in what men look like.

    Oh, and this knicker model can spare me the wholesome ‘advice’. Shouldn’t she be more worried about saving her own marriage to Orblando the washed up teen-idol? And seriously, who does she think she’s fooling with those daily ‘candid’ snaps of her walking outside her apartment with or without her boring baby? Please! In a city bursting with A-list stars, it’s an ageing pants mannequin who just so happens to get papped every day?

    • Skipper says:

      Everyone is visual to some extent (assuming they can see and are lucid) but men are far more visual than women.

    • SandyStrange says:

      Actually, I was thinking this as well. Why is it women are the ones expected to maintain their appearance in a marriage? Trust me, man let themselves go just as much or more then women, most of the time, yet it seems to be excepted that they deserve to have their wives look sexy or beautiful or ELSE.

    • katherine k says:

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. “Men are visual” lets women console themselves if their guy has a wandering eye, and lets men get away with juvenile behavior. Eyesight is the primary sense in both men and women. Women definitely have greater peripheral vision and can percive more colors by far, so who’s more visual?

      Just because men have historically been given more leeway to express their sexual desires, doesn’t mean we have to give their LEARNED, socially encouraged behavior a pseudo-scientific “reason.” I own my lechery and love of the sexualized male form. Why can’t they do the same, without making lame excuses for it?

      • Christina says:

        Good post.

        I do think some men are quite intimidated by the fact (yes, it is a fact) that women can be motivated by pure lust and can DEFINITELY be attracted by visual beauty alone. Which of course isn’t to say that any decent woman – or any decent man – would base a long-term relationship on looks alone. But many men simply don’t want to be judged by the same standard by which men have always judged women. They want to be free to pay no attention to their appearance, while demanding women make loads of effort to ‘keep young and beautiful’. They justify this by saying that men are all about the ‘visual’ whereas women are just so much more deep and complex. Idiot dolly-birds like Miranda just add to this cliche – but then, since she makes a living walking around with wings on her shoulders, it’s obvious why she should want to promote superficial air-headedness.

        What’s not so obvious is why anyone at all would care to listen to a single thing she has to say. About anything. Other than how to hire the best PR team in the business.

  7. Calimero says:

    My back grandmother said never wash his socks :) different conception of the marriage

  8. marta says:

    Mine told me I had gained weight and if I kept it up I was going to lose my husband. Grandmas say that because they can get away with it. BUT I did start going to the gym more because I didnt realize it was noticeable. Men age better than women anyway and they always appreciate it when we take care of ourselves

  9. stellalovejoydiver says:

    I´ve seen the interview and she said men are visual and women needed to be emotionally stimulated. I think it is sexist to say men are only about looks and women aren´t and women are all about emotions and men aren´t.
    Also if the main thing your husband loves about you is your beauty, and mascara and nice underwear are what makes your marriage work, then he will prob end up leaving you for/cheating on you with a younger woman, when you start gaining weight, having your first wrinkles etc. A man like that isn´t looking for a true partner, he wants a trophy wife, who is nice to look at.
    Plus the term “keep your husband” is sexist as well, because it implies that marriage is the big cash price and being a wife (and mother) the main purpose of our existence, and that a woman has to please her husband.

    I didn´t expect anything else from a dumb VS model, but there are unfortunately a lot of little girls who look up to this airhead and I am afraid they take her words to their hearts.

  10. Izzy V. says:

    That’s true of a marriage based upon “the visual”. A trophy wife, in order to continue being a trophy wife, must look good. But for a modern marriage, based upon equality and partnership, that bullsh*t shouldn’t matter. I don’t ever worry about my partner “leaving” me– if he wants to go, fine, I’m not going to desperately try to get him back via eyeliner and lingerie. We’ve stepped out of the 1950′s, Miranda, get with it…

  11. Ms Kay says:

    Sadly it’s not all about that, surely Miranda grandma meant well and obviously showing that “shallow” side of men.. But it takes more than that to keep a man, it take values and respect and understanding and patience. If good looks was all it took to keep a man, then they’d be all faithful and in love. I mean look at Hell Berry, she is stunning looking but that didn’t keep her exes did it? Jennifer Aniston isn’t exactly what I call beautiful yet she bagged Brad Pitt for seven years. So er… Character also counts.

  12. poppy says:

    you need to fancy panties and makeup to beard?
    live and learn!

  13. Micki says:

    I take Grandma’s words “to keep a husband” as an old-fashioned way to say “good mariage”.
    I personally don’t have a problem to work for it when I did the great leap and married in a first place. If that work was too much I wouldn’t bother at all.
    Having said that I think it’s a lot more than just an appearance that is needed and each couple has to find what rocks their boat. What should not be left is the equality in marriage: equal rights and equal responsibilities. Otherwise my husband can take my mascara and stick it where the sun doesn’t shine with my wholehearted approval.

    • sasa says:

      The only problem is that “good marriage” back in Grandma’s day didn’t include equality. When she was born women probably didn’t even have the right to vote.

      You can change the term to imply a more modern meaning but the facts stay the same. And to just throw these kind of remarks around with a flirty smile implies that she either wants to perpetuate the 50′s because it brings the lingerie industry (her) more money or that she is an out of touch moron. I honestly would prefer the moron option over the greedy one because moronism is easier to fix.

      • Micki says:

        Well, I did try to attach the meaning to something more modern.
        On the other hand we don’t really know what trills Legolas. What if it’s only appearance? Then Miranda is doing the only thing to make him “happy”. Unfortunatelly I know several men in their early 30′s who ARE old-fashioned when it comes to marriage.

        Don’t get mad I’m citing: “there are good girls and bad girls.You want to have your children with the first sort and have your fun with the second one”
        I know it sounds ridiculous but was said 2 years ago.

        In a way women move on thin ice when it comes to equallity in marriage. What I personally do is I try to see my husband’s point (never forgetting there are single secretaries there who are 10 years younger, 20 kg lighter with plenty of time for many/pedi, unexperienced, naive when it comes to BIG love…)
        Then I tell him what I want from him and we try to meet in the middle. Just to remind him he’s not perfect either I do my best to find something wanting. Always.
        All in all we both do our best to “keep” the other on board.

      • sasa says:

        I just don’t subscribe to the notion that you can look after your own appearance for anyone other then yourself.
        When I make a bigger effort to look pretty it’s because I am vain and I want to look pretty. If my partner appreciates it that’s nice and convenient but I would never put it in the equation of “working for the relationship”.
        Stuff character-wise on the other hand, that requires some real work.

      • Micki says:

        I think that making effort to”keeping in form” is one of many facets of a relationship.
        Character work is a great thing but so many claim to have found the love from a first sight and that’s anything else but not falling in love for a character.
        Think for a moment- you’ve found a great guy with sense of humor, responsible, supportive, ets… and you’ve settled in a married bliss. After about 10 years you notice that he’s developed double chin, there’s a slight belly and his eyes are getting beady too. Too much food, less to no exercise? Won’t you comment? Ever?
        I will. That’s enough for me not to mind if/when my husband decides to comment on my appearance.

        On another note- I find the relationships based mostly on appearance from fairly unstable to outright distructive. I imagine both partners concentrated on themselves and not on the other. It’s an exhausting work to always look your best. That is if you’re not Samantha Bricks of course.

    • sasa says:

      I have been in a relationship for 12 years. My partner HAS gained a lot of weight at one point and still struggles to get rid of all of it. I have honestly said to him a number of times that I prefer him with his low weight and he knows it. Even if he primarily gained it because of a depressing period in life I have told him that I find him more attractive when he’s slim because that’s just the way it is.

      The thing is- I can’t make him loose it. And wouldn’t want to even if I could. He has to do it for himself. And since I very much enjoy every other aspect of our relationship, I stay with the person I love and lose out on the “having a very fit spouse” front. As I said I’m a vain and visual person but on the scale of relationship problems this one is really quite low.

      • Micki says:

        I’ve been married for 10 years. And it’s me having overweight – 3 dress sizes. It bugs me and even if my husband doesn’t make obvious or nasty comments I know he’s not happy about it. Not because of the overall image(his ex was way fatter) but because it has changed ME.
        So he paid my membership in a sports club and I’m a grouch when it comes to sport and takes me regularly walking and worries about blood presure and diabetis and so on.
        I don’t get offended because it’s a guy who gets up 4.30 am to drive to work and run in forest for 2h before starting work. He does thus because he doesn’t want to miss the pm hours with the kids. Now will you believe me but exactly this discipline puts more presure on me then all the talking he may do?
        Sure he doesn’t nag but I think more often that if I slouch further he may find with time some other woman more interesting even if she talks catalog shopping and not politics. Just an example.I don’t think it will happen on purpose but it’s a possibility. And I don’t have any excuse apart from my newfound laziness.
        I know that it’s the person that keeps the relationship working but we are not talking wrinkles or white hair,which are normal age signs but something we can influence from make up to BMI.
        I guess most people would accept critic from best GF without a blink, I accept it from my husband the same way.

      • sasa says:

        I get what you’re saying but let me just add that if your husband ever cheats on you or leaves you (purely theoretically speaking) just because of your weight then he is IMO an asshole. It’s one thing to be honest with your spouse but a situation in which you feel pressure to be pretty for him is something totally different. Pressure never helps things that have to do with confidence and self control. It’s all about you and no one else.

      • Micki says:

        Ah, Sasa, I don’t think he is the cheating type but you never really know until you truly KNOW it happened. Anyway I don’t think my weight alone will be a reason.As I said I’m still with average weight for Germany.Actually the “average” size here is 42(statistically) and I still have to gain for it.
        If I get lazy in several departments though and for several years then I’m not really sure. He’s a normal man after all, no saint. I’ll take it as my personal failure (then and only then) that I made him forget what person I used to be.

        Anyway that’s a long way from “put a bit of make-up” don’t you think?
        But this post made me realize I haven’t put make-up for uhm…months now…
        I’ll probably do some shopping tomorrow after a fortifying coffee…
        Thanks for the chat!

      • videli says:

        At the risk of sounding like a sanctimonious jerk, you don’t sound lazy, you sound depressed. I’m also confused, you say you’re overweight, but you’re short of 42? So your old normal is 36? But that’s small, and wanting to stay like that for the rest of your life and after children, it’s not going to happen. Also if your husband cheats on you, that makes him a ginormous jerk.

  14. LeslieM says:

    My grandmother told me, “Pretty is as pretty does.” She was a beautiful, fun, fabulous woman, but she knew the most important thing is the kind of person you are. That said she alway looked great. I miss her so much!

  15. lola says:

    err….she married orlando bloom. Something tells me she’s visually-oriented as well.

  16. Dani says:

    I don’t know how no one commented on her jacket. It is waaaayyy too cold in NYC to be wearing just a trench. And flats? Girl is crazy.

  17. Leo'd says:

    Poor Orly. Where there is smoke, there is fire. But then again, what man can trust a VS angel with makeup on with the likes of Leo?

  18. megs283 says:

    They read Proverbs 31 at my grandmother’s funeral –

    “Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come…Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.”

    Not slamming on Kerr’s grandma – she probably had other bits of wisdom that weren’t based on looks – but there’s more to being a good wife and keeping your husband than putting on mascara, and I can only hope they are inspired to read Proverbs 31 at MY funeral someday. (NOTE – there’s a lot more descriptors of a good wife in the actual proverb – things about making smart business deals for your family, providing clothing for them, etc.)

  19. TheOriginalKitten says:

    The thing is that I’ve definitely seen Miranda out without makeup and she looked beautiful, better than with in my opinion.

    This probably never happened and is just something she made up to satisfy a stupid question that she gets asked all the time.

    Also, every guy I know and respect prefers women WITHOUT makeup. Personally, I wear makeup and I love it and f*ck any guy that says he needs me to wear it or NOT to wear it. I make my own damn rules when it comes to my appearance.

    • Christina says:

      ”This probably never happened and is just something she made up to satisfy a stupid question that she gets asked all the time.”

      Why? How many times have Kate Moss or Helena Christiansen been asked for their banal relationship advice? Real models don’t need to give inane interviews about ‘keeping’ a man or squeezing out a kid. Miranda knows she’s just a very average knicker model who needs to promote her hot-but-wholesome (lol!) ‘brand’ to stay in the headlines.

      ”Also, every guy I know and respect prefers women WITHOUT makeup.”

      Hmmmm… men SAY they don’t like women with makeup, but their idea of make-up is full Katie Price slap. They don’t realise that almost all the women they fancy – whether celebs or in ‘real life’ – are wearing make-up. I know I definitely get more attention from men if I’m wearing make-up and have paid attention to my appearance. Men like to pretend that they’re all so blase about this kind of thing, but in reality they’re not.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        “How many times have Kate Moss or Helena Christiansen been asked for their banal relationship advice?”

        Admittedly, I have no idea nor do I GAF. No offense to models, I just wouldn’t go out of my way to read an interview with them. But I know that the celeb PR game revolves around interviewers asking a lot of dumb questions and interviewees giving a lot of rehearsed/fabricated answers. *shrugs*

        Well, my brother’s girlfriend wears NO makeup-none. Not “just a little bit” or a minimal amount to make it looks like she’s not wearing any. NONE.
        Neither does my friend Josh’s gf who is also one of my closest friends. Neither does my friend Mark’s girlfriend and neither do 3 of my closest female friends. No makeup.

        So maybe you just want to believe that men prefer it? Many men like a low-maintenace girl and most of my guys friends want a chick they can go camping/hiking with and doesn’t need to tote a bag of makeup.

        Sorry if that contradicts everything you’ve been told but indeed some men really do prefer women without makeup and yes, women that don’t wear ANY makeup do in fact exist.

      • Christina says:

        @originalkitten

        ”But I know that the celeb PR game revolves around interviewers asking a lot of dumb questions and interviewees giving a lot of rehearsed/fabricated answers. *shrugs*”

        My point is that Miranda – who started out as a soft-porn model and is mainly famous because she married a washed-up teen idol – has made a career our of offering banal and ill-informed ‘advice’ about childbirth, breastfeeding and now marriage. It’s not like interviewers just ask her these questions – she seeks them out. Real models, whose looks speak for themselves, don’t need to bore us with details of their fake marriages and happy families.

        ”So maybe you just want to believe that men prefer it? ”

        Why would I want to do that?

        ‘Sorry if that contradicts everything you’ve been told but indeed some men really do prefer women without makeup and yes, women that don’t wear ANY makeup do in fact exist.’

        Since for some reason you feel the need to be unnecessarily condescending, I don’t feel there’s any point in me trying to continue what could have been an interesting discussion.

      • Dani says:

        Ugh, Kitten, it pains me to say this since I usually agree with everything you say, but I’ve been around too many men in my life (I work at a Law office with 14 men) and they all pay more attention if you wear makeup/keep up appearances. Granted not all men (husb hates makeup), but there’s a great handful who do rather a woman who keeps up with her make up/hair/clothes.

  20. whocares says:

    Make up & nice panties or not; if you’re not giving you’re man what he wants, he’s going to go looking for it elsewhere! Make him feel like a man and appreciated! Dont turn into a nagging, spoiled, lazy, pain in the ass who thinks by giving him sex only once a year, is going to keep him on some leash, as if he cant get it some where else!

  21. Chickie Baby says:

    Go, Granny, Go! That’s the kind of advice little old women should be giving–the wisdom of a life well-lived.

  22. spinner says:

    I see where she is trying to go with this but she dropped the ball.

    My Nana told me:

    Men are voyeurs & women are exhibitionists.

    Men need to be admired & women need to be loved.

  23. DeltaJuliet says:

    I am SO READY for someone to give the flip side of this “keep your husband” advice. How about FOR ONCE we talk about “keeping your wife”. Pay attention to her when she talks, tell her she looks pretty, give her physical attention other than a slap on the ass, occasionally turn off the football game and spend time with her, wear a nice shirt and tie on accession, spend less time telling HER how to make YOU happy and put some effort into making her happy. Don’t act like an asshole 6 days a week and then wonder why she won’t put out on the seventh.

  24. TrollyDolly says:

    I’ve been married for 14 years. I slob around the house like a tramp in sweats, but when I go to work or we go out socially I always wear makeup and stylish clothing. My husband expects it, I expect it of myself and I also expect him to maintain his physique and dress attractively. If I put on weight, he will tell me and vice versa. He has said he won’t find me as attractive if I get fat. When I repeated that to friends and colleagues they were horrified. I was grateful for his honesty, after all if he developed a paunch I wouldn’t be best pleased either. To keep a marriage going you have to work on emotional honesty, intimacy,mutual respect and friendship AND you have to try to maintain your appearance as a mark of respect for yourself and for your spouse.

    Of course the rules go out the window when illness or accident forces one of you to undergo treatments or medication that cause hairloss or weight gain or mobility issues – but that’s when real love and trust sustain the relationship.

    I see so many people who gain masses of weight after becoming settled – and their partner stays still slim and attractive. Complacency and laziness aren’t fair to you or your partner.

  25. Lindsey says:

    Um, Halle Berry can’t seem to keep a man (cause she’s crazy), so it’s not just about looking hot and saucy all the time.

  26. original almond says:

    Whoever is stupid enough to take relationship advice from an underwear model deserves what they get. SMH

  27. Jenna says:

    I love Craigy Ferg. That is all. And every Grandmother has their own advice to give; sometimes correlating with the time period they lived in. It’s eh. Take it or leave it.

  28. JustaGirl says:

    I’m glad I have an easy going husband. He prefers for me not to wear makeup. He doesn’t stop me when I want to, but he won’t kiss me if I’m wearing lipstick/gloss because he hates the feel of it.

    Anyway, it’s nice to know that you’re loved for yourself and not having to be pretty for them all the time. :)

    As for grandmotherly advice, mine always told me to treat my husband as well as I wanted him to treat me, and not to let my husband treat me in a way (or vice versa) that I wouldn’t want my daughters treated or any future sons to treat their spouses. Good advice there. :)

  29. Saphana says:

    i was playing in front of a mirror as a child and pulling funny faces. my grandma told me while pointing at my mirror image: “some day she will come out and get you”

    LOL, thinking about it now it seems so horrible but she was great.

    Different times, different folks, dont worry.

  30. shewolf says:

    Ive said that for a million years. You wouldnt be attracted to a pig of a husband so dont be a pig of a wife. It doesnt take much effort to appealing, its not about being like Miranda with the workouts and expensive clothing and professional hair jobs and so on. Its just about a little self respect.

  31. Sam x says:

    Interesting about the George Moskos fella, I’m guessing Orlando married her since George was married at the time and she was knocked up of course with his kid allegedly…Hmmm I think Flynn looks his dad Orlando especially around the eyes with some Miranda…I don’t think she gives a fudges he is no longer a relevant teen icon however collectively together with Flynn they have the happy family image…I think Orlando has aged really well and still looks rather gorgeous…xx

  32. HeyChristina says:

    Christina, I popped on this thread to see if you would be stalking Miranda Kerr again…and surprise, surprise, you ARE.

    Just a quick scroll through and you are once again repeatedly trashing her. Get a grip.

    • Christina says:

      Really Miranda, I would have thought you’d have better things to be doing with your ample free time.

      Like having loovey doovey phone conversations with the husband you miss SO much.

      Or phoning the paps to let them know when you’ll next be stepping outside.

      Or breastfeeding your beloved baby and recording the event for posterity.

      Or shagging Leo Di Caprio.

      Or something.

  33. j.eyre says:

    “Step #1: Be a Victoria’s Secret model. Step #2: Wear makeup and lingerie.” – shoot! I knew I forgot a step!

    My Grandmother told me that if you keep an sliced lemon in the fridge, it will absorb odors – I may have drawn the short straws on advice-giving grannies.

    • Emily says:

      Your grandma’s advice is correct and useful. Therefore, your grandma >>> Kerr’s grandma.

      My grandma said respect yourself or no on else will. My other grandma said, marry a man who’s handy around the house, but make sure you’re handy around the house yourself too. My momma told me to shop around, and don’t get married until you live with the guy. All great advice. None of them cared about flippin’ makeup, because none of them were/are shallow, and they all would scream bloody murder, even from the grave, if I attached myself to a man who was. Oh, also, paternal grandma knew that sometimes getting rid of a husband is the greatest thing you can do for yourself and your children.

  34. april says:

    I think if you care about yourself you will take good care of your appearance. So whether you have a man or not you will make yourself as attractive as possible.

    Even though Halle Barry always looks good and has relationship troubles, she will always find a new man around the next corner if the current relationship doesn’t work out.

  35. Grace says:

    What did her grandma say about her cheating on a man who loves her more than anything? Miranda was probably making that statement to some woman whose husband she slept with.
    These models always act like their looks will never fade. Miranda’s face is already beginning to change and she hasn’t hit 30.
    Miranda needs to put Janice Dickinson on speed-dial before she starts thinking she’s the best model ever.
    I feel bad for Orlando unless the rumors are correct and she’s his beard.

  36. Emily says:

    Complete garbage. None of my family wears makeup, and none of us have any trouble either “getting” or “keeping” a man — what a despicable idea anyway! As if men are some kind of exceptionally stupid pet!

    If you like the kind of man who can be swayed by makeup (and I have never known such an unnatural monster in my life), then you’re s.o.l. anyway, on multiple fronts.

  37. Issa says:

    Ever notice that when men do cheat it often with women less attractive than their wives? Think its important for women to take care of themselves, and yes men love it when their wives/girlfriends look good. However, if that is the only effort you are willing to put into the relationship, it will fail. Men are actually emotionally creatures underneath, fragile almost. They like their needs, masculinity & brains stroked more than their eyes.

  38. HoustonGrl says:

    Well…if your pants are full of holes, then yea you probably need nice undies.

    Puh-lease, she’s an underwear model, she’s just saying those things because she’s trying to sell VS products – that’s her job. My boyfriend never notices my panties unless he’s trying to take them off! I think rule #1 to keep any relationship going is to be spending quality time together. Doesn’t seem like Miranda and Orlando are doing much of that lately.

  39. Ginger says:

    I love my husband dearly and love to look at him. However, who doesn’t like eye candy?? If you are married… Look but don’t touch. Just because I like to look at David beckham doesn’t mean I’m going to cheat or anything of the sort very silly IMO. I have a bond with my hubby that goes beyond looks and he does for me as well.

  40. Amanda says:

    No offence to Miranda’s grandma, but I think that’s a bit too simplistic. Yes, some women let themselves go and there husbands leave them, but it takes more than looking good to keep a man interested.

  41. peaches mcdooby says:

    i can hear the wind whistling between that ones ears

  42. RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

    Here what Julia Child said about men and husbands
    ” Feed’ em, F**K’em, and flatter’ em.”
    All you indignant “modern” women may not want to hear it but men are really, really, really simple.
    It doesnt take much to please them. So, they like a little lingerie once in a while, big deal.
    I feed my husband regularly, I tell him how awesome and great he is and once a week I dress up for bed……seems like a really easy and simple trade off for all the amazing stuff he does for me.
    Julia Child, in my opinion, was sagely wise.

  43. Joanna says:

    I don’t really see anything wrong with grannie’s advice. I think she’s just saying it helps keep the spark in your relationship. I would think that having kids and being a slob all the time makes it harder to keep the spark going. but too, i wouldn’t want my guy to totally let himself go either.

    I’ve dated several guys who take you out on a date and they’ve gone to all the effort of throwing on ac/dc concert tee and a pair of acid washed jeans. meanwhile, us girls usually spend lots of time on hair, makeup, and a nice outfit with six inch heels to wear on the date. well, i don”t wear 6 inch heels but you can see where i’m going with this.

    in my experience, about makeup, the higher the income bracket of the man, the more high-maintenance they expect you to look. I always have my nails done, and I’ve gotten lots of compliments from guys about them. again, in dating, it depends on the type of guy you’re trying to attract.

    but in a relatiionship, it should go both ways, imo. if he’s not putting the effort in, why should I?

  44. Vera says:

    She’s cute enough and gets cute clothes and all, but I really don’t see why she’s such a big deal. I’m a hater, I know.

  45. teehee says:

    It wont have much to do with keeping a husband or a relationship, but it goes the same way as when a man wears cologne and dresses up too. It is better to be with someone who values and respects themselves and takes care of how they look, on both sides.