New Zealand supermodel Rachel Hunter refused to take any of ex-husband Rod Stewart's money as they finalised their divorce last month (NOV05) - because she thinks it's wrong to take money which isn't hers.

The 36-year-old blonde beauty insists she will live on her own earnings and will only accept money from Stewart towards raising their two children LIAM, 11, and RENEE 13.

Hunter says, "I think it's wrong for women to take half of someone's money when they haven't earned it.

"Rod is taking care of the children, as he should do, but I am supporting myself now and am financially independent.

"I've just bought the new house with my own earnings. I'm going to have to tighten my purse strings but I don't expect Rod to support me."