“This year, Mum was diagnosed with bowel cancer, (so) health has really been something that I’ve focused on,” Franklin told InStyle Australia.
Jesinta continued, "you think your parents are going to live forever. She didn’t have any symptoms and just went for a routine test. It was a shock because she is so vibrant, my mum.
“Seeing her come out of surgery … felt like a role reversal."
The model, who married Sydney Swans star Lance 'Buddy' Franklin last June, says her immediate focus is on family.
“I always knew what I wanted in life and the things I really placed value on, but there was a lot of clarity in that moment. Family and health is everything.
“I feel like we’re so caught up, especially in this digital age, (that) the more you can get back to the simple life, the better.”
This article originally appeared on InStyle.