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Orlando Bloom appears on Katie Couric's syndicated talk show, Katie, on Friday. And yes, she asks about his recent and surprising split from his wife of three years, Miranda Kerr. And guess what? His response is so warm and gracious that he sheds absolutely no light on why these two have separated.
"We love each other," Bloom told Couric. "We're a family. We're going to be in each other's lives for the rest of our lives. There's no question that, you know, for the sake of our son [nearly 3-year-old Flynn] and everything else, we're going to support one another and love each other as parents." Watch a clip here:
Bloom's roles in blockbuster films (Legolas in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Will Turner in the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies) have made him one of the most recognizable stars in the world. He's also, ahem, one of the most gorgeous. So it was big news when Kerr, an Australian supermodel with plenty of her own fame and fortune, snagged him six years ago. They married in July of 2010, and Flynn was born the following January.
When the couple announced their split last Friday, even some of the usually all-knowing tabloids, like TMZ, were dumbfounded for a reason. Grasping at straws, England's Daily Mail even posited the theory that Bloom was aggravated by her love for Justin Bieber's music: "Orlando is reported to have had that sinking feeling when he heard about his wife’s fascination with the fresh-faced pop star."
Whatever the reason they decided to part ways, Bloom and Kerr appear to be working very hard to present the picture of an amicable separation. They were snapped strolling arm in arm and kissing after a lunch date in New York City on Saturday.
Of course, video footage taken during that stroll might offer some insight into their actions. These are people who can't walk down the sidewalk without inciting a deafening roar of camera shutters, and aggressive photographers running up to and around them.
Maintaining their privacy right now, for the sake of their son, no doubt takes some purpose and planning. So far, they've pulled it off. This positive image should hold for the time being -- until one of them is photographed with a member of the opposite sex.
Jennifer Graham Kizer is an iVillage contributing writer. Follow her on Google+.