CM LOS ANGELES - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has admitted that there are times when she wishes she lived closer to her family.

The 29-year-old model lives in Beverly Hills with her fiancé Jason Statham and though she knows being in the US is good for her career, she struggles with the fact she can’t see her loved ones as often as she’d like.

She said: ‘’The one big downside is not having my family within reach. I would love to be able to invite them over for a roast dinner, or be able to say to my brother or sister, ‘Why don’t you pop over for a glass of wine tonight?’ but I can’t and it weighs heavily on me.’’

Despite being Britain’s highest-earning model, Rosie insists she’ll never be complacement as there’ll always be new things she wants to achieve.

She said: ‘’I don’t think you can ever sit back and think, ‘I’ve made it now I can relax.’ As soon as you start to have that attitude, that’s when you lose it.

‘’My mum taught me never to be complacent, I’m always thinking, ‘What else is there left to do and where I can go now?’ I have always been drawn to women who have built something for themselves and who are unashamedly themselves. To me, that’s the true power of a woman.’’

Rosie’s ambition and desire to succeed stem from her ‘’humble beginnings’’.

She told Harper’s Bazaar magazine: ‘’I come from very humble beginnings. I grew up on a farm in Devon and I left school at 16. So when I decided to go full-time as a model there was no option to give up.

That survival instinct is what keeps me focused.’’