A representative for Orlando Blum exclusively confirmed the breakup to reporters, saying: “In a joint statement, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have announced that they have been amicably separated for the past few months. After six years together, they have recently decided to formalise their separation.”
The statement continued, “Despite this being the end of their marriage, they love, support and respect each other as both parents of their son and as family.”
Orlando Bloom, 36, and the Victoria’s Secret angel, 30, began dating in 2007 and were married in July 2010. Their son, Flynn, was born in January 2011.
The couple appeared together at the opening of Romeo and Juliet in New York City on September 19, though reporters spotted them together as recently as October 8.
Rumors claiming that the couple intend to split began circulating quite long time ago, with the model denying them.
“We’re wonderful. He’s such an amazing partner, an amazing father and we’re just really lucky. We do the best that we can with both of our schedules and we’re really lucky to have each other. As long as [Orlando and I] know the truth, that’s all that matters,” the Australian borm told “Today” show host Lisa Wilkinson back in February.
Separation rumors surfaced after the beauty appeared without her wedding ring and appeared flirty with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Amid the swirling rumours, the model told People that she and her husband were concentrating on their young son as they were often separated by work.
Speaking to reporters she said: “We are really enjoying our time with Flynn at the moment. He’s such a ball of love and he’s so wonderful. And we are both so busy that I think it’s nice to have that time together and not rush any other babies for now.”
Citing ‘communication and honesty’ as key components to a successful marriage, she said: “Lots of Skype. Especially now that we have our son,’ adding that Flynn is a fan of the video calling. ‘I’m not much of a talking on the phone person. I prefer to text. It’s always very hard to get me on the phone.”
Earlier this year, the supermodel opened up on Net-a-Porter.com about what is, according to her opinion, extremely important for a successful marriage.
Kerr went on, revealing to reporters that she took a back seat in her relationsips with the husband and turned on her girlish charms around Bloom to help keep the bond going strong.
The Australian beauty said at the time: “I am quite dominant in my career, so what really works for me when I come home, is to relax more into the feminine side.”
The brunette told how she was loving family life, and told Australia’s Marie Claire: “Everything, I’d say. I’m not traveling as much now because I prefer to spend my time with him. It put it in a new perspective, like, he’s the most important thing. It’s amazing and I love it.”