Mega-hottie Orlando Bloom just got deep with Elle U.K. In an interview for the May issue of the magazine, the 40-year-old actor opened up about his recent breakup with Katy Perry, how he co-parents his son…and the d. As in, his d. Here’s five things we learned from Bloom’s super-personal interview.
He doesn’t always paddleboard naked
You may recall certain photographs that went viral in 2016 when Bloom was snapped naked on a paddleboard. He was on vacation in Sardinia with then-GF Katy Perry, and found it “extremely surprising” that the paps caught him going for a paddle in the nude. “I’ve been photographed a million times in a million ways. I have a good radar,” Bloom told Elle. “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.”
He and ex-wife Miranda Kerr are great friends
Bloom and Australian model Miranda Kerr—who married in 2010 and split in 2013—have a cute six-year-old son together, Flynn. While Kerr is now engaged to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, Bloom says his relationship with his ex is “remarkable” and that they “co-parent really well.” Awww.
His break-up with Katy Perry wasn’t “about hate”
After dating for over a year, Bloom and pop star Katy Perry announced their split this February, saying they were “taking respectful, loving space” from each other. The respectful bit seems to be true, as Bloom told the magazine that Katy and him are still pals. “It’s good. We’re all grown-up,” he said. “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.”
He wants more kids
As the Pirates of the Caribbean star ages, he said he wants more kids in the future, when the timing is right. More li’l Orlandos?! Yes, please.
He cares about the state of the world
Bloom said that being a father has helped inspire his charity work, as he’s really concerned about the world in which his son grows up. In 2009, Bloom became UNICEF’s Good Will Ambassador, and the actor recently returned from Niger, West Africa, where he was working with families who had escaped Nigeria’s militant Islamist group, Boko Haram. “We live in Disneyland,” he told Elle. “In Niger, children are living in grass huts on the side of the road. They see their parents having their throats slit. It’s beyond our comprehension.”