Elle Macpherson – The Body, the brains, the businesswoman. What about Elle Macpherson - the Mum? It’s an image we rarely see, but in an interview with The Telegraph, Elle has opened up about her homelife and how her sons are the only people who make her angry.
"In my head it is always, ’What time do they need to get up? What time do they need to get to school? What are they doing after school?’,” Elle Macpherson tells The Telegraph, sounding more frazzled working parent that a supermodel.
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The 48-year-old has two boys with her ex-partner, Arpad Busson, 14-year-old Flynn and 10-year-old Cy. She says nothing makes her angry – except these two. "Lippy teenagers!“ she laughs.
Despite this, she loves spending time with her two sons, describing them as "amazing company” and her "favourite people to hang out with”. It’s a shame they don’t think the same of her – like typical teenagers, she reckons they’d rather hang out with their friends. She says Flynn is "blossoming into a young man and the last thing he wants to do is hang out with his mum. He'd much rather BBM with his friends, which I understand," and because of that, (and possibly her supermodel status) her house is "full of kids constantly".
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Does she think their friends are just popping round to take a peek at their supermodel Mum? 'Well, his friends are very discreet, and I never get the impression that they are impressed by me being his mum, or that they are coming round to check everything out. They are their friends because they love Flynn and Cy."
You’d also think that with their Mum being a top supermodel and fashion show presenter, the boys would be up to date with the latest trends. But not so, apparently. Elle insists her sons are typical boys and refuse to listen to what their Mum says about fashion. ”I will say to him, ‘Do you really want to wear your jeans below your butt-hole?’ And I will tell him, ‘I really love that blazer with those jeans,’ and he will say, "Mum, it's not about a blazer, it's about a sweatshirt."'
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