Miranda Kerr shares sad news that her grandmother Ann has died – just weeks after the death of her grandfather Pete
Miranda Kerr has shared the heartbreaking news that her grandmother Ann died on Saturday, weeks after the death of her grandfather Pete.
The supermodel, 37, posted a heartfelt tribute to her beloved nan on Instagram on Wednesday, praising Ann for making her the woman she is today.
‘Nan, there are no words to describe how grateful my heart is for you,’ she wrote, uploading several throwback photos of the pair spending quality time together.
Tragic loss: Miranda Kerr (left) posted a heartfelt tribute to her late grandmother Ann (right) on Wednesday, following her death on Saturday
Miranda continued: ‘You are the heart of our family. You’re the reason we’re all so close. You’re the reason we have faith. You’re the reason we are all cheeky. You’ve put a twinkle in all our eyes.’
‘You’ve brought so much light and love into this world through everyone you have met. Everyone who has met you has been uplifted by your presence. You’re the reason I am who I am,’ she continued.
The skincare mogul thanked her grandmother for teaching her life skills such as cooking, dressing, praying, looking after herself and caring for her family.
Close: ‘Nan, there are no words to describe how grateful my heart is for you,’ she wrote, uploading several throwback photos of the pair spending quality time together. Pictured: Ann with Miranda at her wedding to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel in 2017
‘You’re our compass and you’ll continue to be that compass for me and our children for the rest of our lives,’ she added.
Miranda also thanked Ann for teaching her how to have a sense of humour and compassion, and promised to continue her nan’s legacy for the rest of her life.
‘Your love, kindness and generosity of spirit will never be forgotten. Until I see you in heaven, please know you’ll always be my sunshine,’ she wrote.
‘Your love, kindness and generosity of spirit will never be forgotten’: Miranda also thanked Ann for teaching her how to have a sense of humour and compassion, and promised to continue her nan’s legacy for the rest of her life. Pictured: Ann holding Miranda as a baby
Miranda went on to pay tribute to her grandfather Pete, Ann’s late husband of 60 years, who was recently laid to rest.
‘Give Pa a big hug from me. I love you both more than words could ever express,’ she concluded.
The sad news comes just weeks after Miranda announced she had buried her beloved grandpa.
‘Give Pa a big hug from me’: Miranda also paid tribute to her grandfather Pete (right), Ann’s late husband of 60 years, who was recently laid to rest
‘Today we laid my grandfather’s body to rest, but his spirit will continue to live through our family and all those he loved,’ she wrote on Instagram on February 15.
‘One of my favourite recent memories with my Pa was listening to Glenn Miller, enjoying the sunshine on our backs and smelling the gardenia from our garden that Hart had picked for us. It was truly a heavenly moment,’ she continued.
Miranda hinted that Pete had been dealing with a serious illness before his death.
‘He had defied the odds and lived longer than the doctors had expected. And even though we all knew that his time on this earth was coming to an end it didn’t make his passing any easier,’ she wrote.
Calling him her ‘rock’, Miranda went on to describe Pete as a ‘gentle yet strong man’ who had ‘tremendous faith and a strong heart’.
Loss: The sad news comes just weeks after Miranda announced she had buried her grandpa Pete. She uploaded a tribute on Instagram alongside this photo of Pete smelling a flower
Tight-knit: Miranda also shared this photo of herself as a child posing with her grandfather