MIRANDA’S PRIVATE FORTRESS
THE AUSSIE MODEL’S SECRETIVE BILLIONAIRE HUSBAND WILL GO TO ANY LENGTHS TO PROTECT THEIR KIDS
If you’d just splashed out millions for a new home, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect it to be move-in ready, but that’s not the case for Miranda Kerr. The Australian model, 38, and her Snapchat founder husband Evan Spiegel, 31, were more than happy to put down over $130 million on a fixer-upper.
The pair recently picked up two neighbouring estates in the prestigious Holmby Hills neighbourhood of Los Angeles. By joining the properties, the security-conscious dad will create a massive compound for his young family on four acres of land. It will give their young sons Hart, 3, and Myles, 23 months, and Kerr’s son with ex-husband Orlando Bloom, Flynn, 10, plenty of room to roam and play.
For the tech-savvy entrepreneur (he and Kerr have a combined estimated wealth of $19 billion), the extravagant purchase is just a small price to pay for his children’s safety. While Spiegel has always had a reputation for being an “intensely private man”, those closest to him admit his fears over security have only become exacerbated since tying the knot with Kerr and becoming a dad.
“While his fellow millennials are imprinting their lives on the internet through social networks like Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat, Spiegel tries to stay off the grid,” reported tech news website Recode. “He’s obsessed with the idea of privacy.”
The Snap Inc CEO is also reported to have spent over $1.22 million on security in just one year and insists on the usage of private aircraft for personal travel. Employees of the company told the Wall Street Journal that Spiegel is “often accompanied by a heavy security team that “clears out several floors before he arrives”.
The newspaper added that the tech giant asked for full-time armed security in Snap’s offices following a series of violent incidents in the area, but that executives pushed back because of concerns of having guns in the workplace.
Kerr, who boasts nearly 13 million followers on Instagram, has also been forced to drastically change her social media habits since she married Spiegel. While she previously regularly shared images of her eldest son Flynn, her toddlers have remained completely off limits on the platform.
The mum-of-three has also admitted her husband prefers they have a “very traditional” relationship, meaning she takes care of much of the cooking and cleaning. Kerr even confessed to spending much of her May 2017 wedding day cooking her new husband a roast chicken.
“I really wanted, as his wife, to be the one to cook the first meal he ate as my husband,” she told beauty website Beauticate.
Despite the restrictions, Kerr insisted to WHO’s sister publication People magazine that she loves her life. “I couldn’t be happier, and I feel very grateful and very blessed,” she said.