In Hollywood, not all breakups between A-list celebrities are created equal. Some end horribly, while others close with a "conscious uncoupling." But for Orlando Bloom, it sounds like remaining friends will not be a problem for him and Katy Perry. As a fun-loving couple, Bloom and Perry burned hot and fast last year, and after they announced their split in March, many people wondered whether or not the two would remain on good terms. So, in an interview, Bloom shed some light on what his relationship with Perry looks like now that they are no longer an item. Here is what he said about his newfound pal, Perry:
We're friends. It's good. We're all grown-up. She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don't think anybody cares what I'm up to. Nor should they. It's between us. It's better to set an example for kids and show that [break-ups] don't have to be about hate.
Way to take the high road. The polite words came from Orlando Bloom's interview with Elle UK, part his promotional work for the upcoming installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Bloom's statements sound a lot like the sentiment Katy Perry expressed earlier this year when she took to Twitter to encourage followers to change their thinking about relationships and realize that people can still care for their exes after a separation without one person being a victim and another person being a villain.
Both Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry had danced into and out of highly publicized relationships and marriages with different people before they connected with each other in early 2016. It sounds like both celebrities learned valuable lessons from their previous breakups. From what Bloom said, he feels it important to be a good role model for his six-year-old son, Flynn Bloom, and 32-year-old Katy Perry evidently feels the same way.
It is admirable that Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry stepped away from the relationship with such grace. At the same time, Bloom and Perry genuinely seemed to have a lot of fun bopping around together. Over the course of 2016, Bloom and Perry had some amazing dates. They took in a play. They saw an Adele concert. They went to Coachella together, and later they attended a costume ball.
Eventually, Katy Perry made her relationship with Orlando Bloom official by posting a goofy Instagram photo of the pair sprawled out in their robes on the steps of a building in Cannes. The couple also became a favorite of the paparazzi, who secretly snapped photos of the duo paddleboarding while Bloom was naked. The two even had fun together on Halloween when Perry dressed up as Hillary Clinton and Bloom donned a Donald Trump costume.
So, no wonder Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry want to remain friends. They obviously had a lot of good old-fashioned fun whenever they spent time together, and we love that. It sounds like there is a possibility that the pair could reunite as friends down the road, and if they do, we'll be here to give you all the details.