The next time you find yourself dodging plates that are being hurled at your head, or furiously deleting any digital footprint you and your ex may have left together, just ask yourself: “What would Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry do?
After a year of making the scene as one of Hollywood’s most visible (and surprising) couples, not to mention a much-talked about paddle-boarding situation, Bloom and Perry called it quits in March. And, while most Hollywood breakups have the tendency to get real bitter, real fast (see Katy Perry v. Russell Brand), Bloom and Perry want us to know that despite not sharing a bed together anymore, they’re still on very good terms. Call it…the Gwyneth Paltrow effect.
“We’re friends, it’s good. We’re all grown up,” Bloom told Elle U.K. in a recent interview. “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 [breakups] don’t have to be about hate.”
Bloom’s revelation backs up Perry’s March tweet, in which basically said that there was no animosity between her and Bloom. “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!” she wrote at the time.
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!😘— Katy Perry (@katyperry) March 2, 2017
While some men have trouble staying friends with their exes, there are certain dudes who take pride in it. Bloom—who also has a great relationship with is ex-wife Miranda Kerr—is just one of those dudes. “With Miranda, there was a sense that I don’t want my son to go back through the Internet where people made up lies,” Bloom explained. “Miranda and I have a remarkable relationship. We coparent really well.”
Great. Just another way Orlando Bloom makes the rest of mankind look bad.