The last time Lara Bingle (yes, it’s *technically* Worthington, but she’ll always be a Bingle to us) fronted the cover of Aussie fashion bible Harper’s Bazaar, she confirmed Sam had put a ring on it months earlier.
This time around, she’s confirmed what’s long been a point of interest for people who care about this type of thing – the name of her second son, who was born six months ago.
Continuing with their penchant for unusual kid names, they’ve christened two-year-old Rocket Zot‘s baby brother… Racer. Racer Worthington. Which, imo, is a solid name for a future F1 driver. Or an actual car.
Decked out in top-to-toe Dior for the fire cover shoot, photographed by Sylve Colless, the 29-year-old didn’t offer up an explanation of their pick (Rocket’s middle name, Zot, is a nod to the nickname of Lara’s late father), which makes sense considering the shitstorm Rocket’s name created.
What she *did* do is spell out Racer’s name letter by letter to Harper’s EIC Kellie Hush, leaving no room for awkward typos on the May cover.
Lara and her fam are currently living in Atlanta, Georgia, where Sam is shooting an upcoming series on the Unabomber, playing the FBI agent who eventually nailed Ted Kaczynski; when that’s wrapped, they’ll return to their home base in NYC before he starts shooting Avatar in LA mid-year.
So don’t expect to see her back on home soil any time soon – least of all because coming home gives her “a bit of anxiety” due to the thirst of local media for news about her life, she says.
“I know I grew up being in the media constantly, but now, living in New York, you can just go about your day, and I’ve kind of let my guard down. I feel like living away has made me softer, and being able to raise the boys over here, I haven’t had as much scrutiny as I probably would back home.”
At least we’ll always have this.
The May 2017 issue of Harper’s Bazaar hits stands Monday.
Photo: Getty / Jason LaVeris.