And it’s pretty refreshing…
Just hours after being photographed together at the Oscars 2017 after-party, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom officially announced their split last month. After rumours started to spread when the couple didn’t walk the 89th Annual Academy Awards red carpet together, their representatives released an official statement to Us Weekly.
‘Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.’
Katy Perry took to Twitter soon after the news broke to calm the social media uproar that ensued, posting to her 97 million fans, ‘How bout a new way of thinking for 2017!? U can still b friends & love ur former partners! No one’s a victim or a villain, get a life y’all!’
Orlando Bloom, however, has kept very tight-lipped on the subject, with the 40-year-old actor staying out of the spotlight.
During a recent interview with Elle UK, Orlando opened up about the break up, explaining, ‘We’re friends, it’s good. We’re all grown-up’.
He continued: ‘She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don’t think anybody cares about 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.’
The actor went on to compare his split with Katy Perry to his divorce from ex-wife Miranda Kerr. ‘With Miranda, there was a sense that I don’t want my son to go back through the internet where people made up lies’, he explained. ‘Miranda and I have a remarkable relationship. We co-parent really well.’