Cindy Crawford Talks Love, Loss on Oprah’s ‘Master Class’

By ABC News

Mar 11, 2013 10:25am

By Melissa Lustrin

Although Cindy Crawford has lived most of her life in front of the camera, the famous model gave viewers an inside look at her life last night on Oprah’s “Master Class.”

The model joined a roster of past guests who included Maya Angelou, Jay-Z and Diane Sawyer.

Nothing was off-limits, as Crawford addressed her relationships, career and even the loss of her brother to leukemia when she was 10.

“I see my brother as the booster that helped me in my life and journey,” she told Oprah.

Known for her trademark look, she set out to prove that she was more than just a pretty face.

“I felt judged by the way that I looked. … I think it set me on a course to represent myself as someone who has a brain,” she said.

The Revlon model talked about how her fairy-tale marriage to Richard Gere ended in divorce after four years.

“At 22 as a young woman, I was kind of still figuring out who I was and who I wanted to be.  He was already 37 so in some ways he knew that I was growing and changing and I didn’t want to hear it from him,” she said.

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Despite the failed relationship, she has found true happiness with her husband of 15 years, restauranteur Rande Gerber.

“When I met Rande I was ready for Rande,” she said.

The couple has two children together, one whom is starting to follow in her mother’s footsteps.  Kaia Gerber, 11, posed for Versace’s kids line last year.

“I love being a mom.  They don’t care that I’m Cindy Crawford.  It came at a time when I was really ready for it too.  Like OK,  it doesn’t have to be all about me anymore,” she said.

Crawford even admitted acting wasn’t one her strengths in the 1995 movie “Fair Game” with Billy Baldwin.  She is in a good place, focusing on every day and not trying to be perfect.

“My goal in life is not to be happy every day, because to me that’s fake.  My goal in life is just to be present. … That’s when you really grow,” she said.

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