Petra Nemcova says surviving the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami ''humbled'' her.
The Czech supermodel lived through the devastating 2004 natural disaster in Thailand, but lost her fiance Simon Atlee in the tragedy.
Sean Penn has reportedly rekindled his romance with Petra Nemcova.
The Oscar-winning actor and the Czech model - who had a brief fling in February 2008 - are said to be giving their relationship another go and have been seen on several dates together.
Petra Nemcova is being comforted by former flame Sean Penn since calling off her engagement.
The model announced earlier this month that she and British actor Jamie Belman had cancelled their June wedding and sources close to Petra say she has turned to Sean for support.
Petra Nemcova has ended her engagement to Jamie Belman.
The supermodel and the actor made plans to tie the knot after a whirlwind eight-month romance in January 2011, and their ceremony had been planned for June this year.
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