She’s been out of the spotlight embracing motherhood and married life, but Lara Bingle is back with a bang on the cover of the new issue of InStyle Australia. She’s also put speculation to rest by confirming she’s pregnant with her second child – a sibling to her 14-month-old son Rocket, with actor Sam Worthington.

Wearing Dior on the cover and starring in a shoot of her usual earthy, glamour-girl-next-door style, the model and businesswoman talks pregnancy, parenthood and her new career.

Here, a few snippets from the interview, more in InStyle’s July edition, out on Thursday.

Images by Stephen Ward for InStyle Australia.

What is the most important thing motherhood has taught you?

Patience. Rocket teaches me something new every day. He’s like a sponge. He’s learning so much so it’s nice to watch the world through his eyes. I want to teach him all the time.

You’re now expecting baby number two. How do you feel about having another child?

I’m just excited that Rocket gets a sibling and that they’ll be so close [in age] together. I’m sure it might seem full-on at the beginning for me, and it’s probably a lot harder than it is now, but when they get older they can share their life together. I have a brother and Sam has a sister so it’s nice when someone always has your back.

How is pregnancy treating you this time around?

I’m feeling fine. I had a great pregnancy with Rocket and touch wood it will be the same this time. I don’t really get morning sickness but I do have to eat consistently to keep my energy up. I think in the next few months I’ll go into recluse mode again. I enjoy just being at home with my family.