Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr announce split
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2013 file photo, Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom arrive at the InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globe After Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bloom and Kerr confirmed the end of their marriage Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, saying they have been “amicably separated for the past few months.” The couple, who were married in 2010, have a 2-year-old son, Flynn. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) — The marriage of actor Orlando Bloom and model Miranda Kerr has ended — even as Bloom tackles one of the most romantic roles in history, Romeo.
Publicist Robin Baum released a joint statement Friday that said Kerr and Bloom — two of the most beautiful people on the planet — "have been amicably separated for the past few months" and "recently decided to formalize their separation" after six years together.
The 36-year-old actor, who starred in "The Lord of the Rings" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, and the 30-year-old supermodel were married in 2010. They have a 2 1/2 year-old son, Flynn.
FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr arrive at Global Green USAís 10th Annual Pre-Oscar Party at the Avalon, in Los Angeles. Bloom and Kerr have confirmed the end of their marriage, saying they have been “amicably separated for the past few months.” A spokesperson for the couple said Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, the couple had recently decided to formalize their separation after six years together. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Bloom is making his Broadway debut as Romeo in director David Leveaux's revival of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" opposite Condola Rashad, who has back-to-back Tony Award nominations for "Stick Fly" and "The Trip to Bountiful." Reviews have been mostly negative and the show has struggled at the box office.
Kerr, a top Victoria's Secret model, first met Bloom backstage at a lingerie fashion show in New York in 2006. The Australian-born beauty recently worked with chemists to help develop an organic beauty line.
In an interview in September, Bloom said he was excited to be making his American stage debut and taking his career on a new course. He said he was planning to join the Royal Shakespeare Company after college but director Peter Jackson whisked him to New Zealand for "The Lord of the Rings" and then he was off on a movie career — "Black Hawk Down," the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, "Elizabethtown" and "Kingdom of Heaven."
"I feel like this is what I was supposed to be doing or at least part of what I was supposed to be doing. I found myself doing movies — which were wonderful and amazing and I love — I've got a collection of movies at home that my son is going to absolutely drool over when he's the right age," he said. "But for Orlando and for the actor in me, this process is so rewarding and I just feel like I'm going to be a different actor after this. I already feel like a different actor."