Erica Packer has briefly talked about the breakdown of her marriage to media and gambling mogul James Packer, and explained why she is keeping her surname for now.
The model and mother-of-three has given her first interview since her high profile split from the billionaire businessman.
She has told Vogue Australia magazine that she is focused on moving forward and remaining on good terms with her estranged husband for the sake of their children.
"The actions we take now, the way we behave, will affect three little innocent people for the rest of their lives," she is quoted as saying in the November issue of the magazine.
She said she remains close to James’s mother Ros and sister Gretel.
"They are strong, they are there for me, and we are all in regular contact. We are, and remain, a family."
She said she would not revert to her maiden surname of Baxter, adding that her husband had wanted her to keep the Packer surname.
"I don’t want to be all about a name," she said. "In the greater scheme of things it doesn’t really matter."
The photoshoot was conducted before news of the break-up emerged and was to publicise Packer’s work with UNICEF.
Vogue editor Edwina McCann said while staff were unaware of the split at the time of the shoot, in retrospect some signs had emerged.
"She actually questioned whether she should leave her wedding ring on (for the shoot)," McCann told the Nine Network’s Today show on Monday.
Packer also laughed off the rumours romantically linking her to Russell Crowe, after photographs of her and the Oscar-winning actor together in Beverly Hills were published in an Australian magazine."That is just ridiculous," Packer said when asked about her relationship with Crowe," she said.
"Those photos were taken months ago and Russell is a close friend of mine and James."