Orlando Bloom’s last high-profile relationship with Katy Perry ended a few months ago, but the actor is no stranger to having a breakup splashed through the headlines. He was married to Miranda Kerr, after all.
According to Bloom, the pair, who share custody of their 6-year-old son Flynn, are pretty good at co-parenting. He says his only worry regarding their divorce was that Flynn would read untrue articles about his parent’s split online.
“With Miranda, there was a sense that I don’t want my son to go back through the internet where people have made up lies [about us],” he said to ELLE UK. “Miranda and I have a remarkable relationship,” he continued. “We co-parent really well.”
Kerr is now engaged to 26-year-old billionaire Evan Spiegel, and while Orlando doesn’t directly mention the Snapchat founder, he does mention his concern for his son growing up in an age where people are living their lives through their phones.
The actor is fairly new to all forms of social media. While he’s active on Instagram, he only joined Facebook six months ago and has no Twitter or Snapchat accounts. On the other end of the spectrum, Kerr and Spiegel famously announced their engagement last year with a customised Snapchat filter and Instagram posts.
“I’m not a millennial. They live their lives through their phones. What happens to my son? How is he going to have a real relationship if it’s all happening on his phone? Disconnecting is massively important,” Bloom said.
He also addressed the viral photos of his naked paddleboarding excursion with Katy Perry last year, saying, “We’d been completely alone for five days. Nothing around us. There was no way anyone could get anything. So I had a moment of feeling free.”
His year and a half long relationship with the singer came to an ended early last month, but both sides say they’re still 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.”