“Life sometimes doesn’t work out exactly as we plan or hope for, but fortunately, we’re both adults,” Bloom said.
Orlando Bloom's grand proposal to Katy Perry and respect for their need for "space" in the relationship have made his admirers respect him more as a partner and a human being. But this isn't the first time that The Hobbit star has given proof of his chivalry, in fact, he has always been considerate and understanding in a relationship; which makes him a cut above the rest in a world full of hollow promises and bitter exes.
He parted ways from former wife and supermodel Miranda Kerr in 2013 after a three-year marital run but they have built a different dimension in their relationship after the split. While their break up broke many hearts, the former couple were seen uncoupling in the most mature and amicable way possible. And that isn't only because they are parents to their child Flynn Christopher Bloom, but also because he believes Kerr is his family and will always be.
“We love each other. We’re a family,” Bloom said on Katie, as per LA Times, about his and Kerr's separation. “We’re going to be in each other’s lives for the rest of our lives. There’s no question, for the sake of our son and everything else, we’re going to support one another and love each other as parents to Flynn.” The British actor and Aussie supermodel married in July 2010. Kerr gave birth to their first child, son Flynn, in January 2011.
“Life sometimes doesn’t work out exactly as we plan or hope for, but fortunately, we’re both adults,” Bloom continued. “I’m 36 now, she’s 30, and we’re professionals, and we love and care about each other, and we most of all love our son.”
They announced their split via E!News in October 2013. “They have been amicably separated for the past few months,” said a joint statement. “After six years together, they have recently decided to formalize their separation. Despite this being the end of their marriage, they love, support, and respect each other as both parents of their son and as family.”
TMZ caught up with the actor that day and he spoke fondly of his wife. “We’re family. We’re not friends. We’re family,” he told the site. When asked about the reason for split he simply said, “Life’s a mystery. Things don’t always work out the way you want them.”
However, Kerr, who is now married to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, spoke about her past relationship with Orlando, explaining what went wrong in their relationship and how she and the actor are still friends.
"It was the right thing to do," she said as per Marie Claire, explaining, "We weren’t bringing out the best in each other." She continued, "There’s no hostility there, we’ll always be friends."
Later, in an Instagram post, Bloom admitted that Kerr is a great mother and a friend and for that he is grateful. "He [Flynn] loves his mum and what’s not to love – she’s a wonderful mother a great friend and co-parent so blessed and grateful."
The recently engaged star also revealed that they have made conscious efforts to be around their son and not let him feel any abnormality owing to their split. "There was a period of instability when his mum and I were separating and we both made conscious choices that we would be around as much as possible to help that whole transitional period."
"The most important thing is that when he has his time with me, we have quality time together, and when he's with his dad, he has quality time with him," Kerr said of their parenting responsibilities. "And it works out really well because I book in my photo shoots for the time he's with his dad, and the rest of the time I just get to be a mom," she added.
The latest about Orlando Bloom is that he and his fiancee Katy Perry are going to be the parents of a daughter and they are super excited about it. However, they did not rush into this decision and took their time to solidify the relationship because they have both been in failed marriages and they want to do it right this time. During an appearance on Today, Bloom said, “It’s important to me that we are aligned—I’ve been married and divorced and I don’t want to do it again... And we’re both fully aware of that. She’s remarkable and so I’m always so impressed with that and I’m encouraged.”
Earlier PEOPLE reported that Perry and Bloom were planning to exchange vows in Japan but had to postpone it due to the global health emergency.
Lastly, as far as dealing with breakups, co-parenting, or proposing marriage to his beloved is concerned, may we say for Orlando Bloom, "Once a gentleman, always a gentleman!"