Miranda Kerr was not fired as a Victoria's Secret Angel for "being difficult" but is stepping down, as she could not devote enough time to the brand, according to reports.
Talks between the lingerie line and the 29-year-old model fell apart, last week, after the company asked her to devote three months a year for promotion.
A source told the New York Post that the problem was the time commitment as VS usually asks Angels to commit three months in a particular year to the brand.
The source said that Kerr has become a big star, recently signing a deal with airline Qantas and replacing Kate Moss as the face of Spanish fashion line Mango.
The insider said that while Kerr loves the brand, the time commitment they needed from her as an Angel became too much for her to fulfill.
"Exactly the same thing happened with Gisele Bundchen and Heidi Klum - their careers became huge, and there were other opportunities which made being an Angel full-time impossible," the source said.
The insider said that she is going to walk in the show this year, and is still committed to the brand, but her relationship with the brand is evolving.
According to other sources, Kerr, who has a 2-year-old son, Flynn, with husband Orlando Bloom, also needs the freedom to travel to be with Bloom when he's filming on location.
Media insiders have said that story of Kerr "being difficult" was planted by those with an axe to grind. (ANI)