AUSTRALIAN model Miranda Kerr, who handed over jewellery worth US$8.1 million (RM35 million) gifted by Jho Low to the US Justice Department last Friday, was a regular recipient of extravagant gifts, reports the Sydney Morning Herald today.
Kerr dated Low, or Low Taek Jho, for nearly a year after her divorce from actor Orlando Bloom in 2014.
Among Low’s presents are an 11.72 carat heart-shaped diamond valued at US$1.29 million and a US$3.8 million 8.88 carat diamond pendant.
The DoJ filed three civil suits to seize assets, including Kerr’s jewellery, amounting to US$4.5 billion allegedly bought with money siphoned off the 1Malaysia Development Bhd.
But the SMH said Kerr was also dating James Packer, the owner of the Crown Resorts casinos, after splitting with Bloom.
The Australian daily said Kerr regularly received extravagant gifts from various admirers around the world.
“She’s been showered in diamonds from wealth sheikhs in the Middle East to James Packer… a lot of men have been keen to show their affection over the years… I know of some serious pieces from Cartier one of them sent her a few years back,” a Kerr friend was quoted as saying.
On June 23, Kerr transferred Low’s gifts to government agents from her safe-deposit box in Los Angeles, a spokesman told the Wall Street Journal.
In 2009, Kerr and her then boyfriend Bloom were victims of Hollywood’s “Bling Ring”, a group of young burglars targeting the likes of Paris Hilton and stealing their jewels, artworks and expensive designer clothes.
The couple lost a large amount of high fashion clothing, a Rolex watch collection, Louis Vuitton luggage, and artworks.
On May 27, Kerr married billionaire Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel.
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