Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom separate after three-year marriage

Miranda Kerr and husband Orlando Bloom have separated, ending their three-year marriage and six-year relationship.

Cue the sad angel music ...

“They have been amicably separated for the past few months,” said a joint statement from the couple (via E! News) Friday. “After six years together, they have recently decided to formalize their separation. Despite this being the end of their marriage, they love, support and respect each other as both parents of their son and as family.”

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The Aussie supermodel, 30, and British actor, 36, who married in July 2010, are mom and dad to son Flynn, who was born on Jan. 6, 2011.

The couple was photographed together at the Sept. 19 Broadway opening of “Romeo and Juliet,” in which Bloom stars with Condola Rashad, E! News reported, and also as recently as Oct. 7 strolling in New York, according to TMZ.

“Flynn says Mommy works and Daddy plays, because Daddy is in a play … so that makes sense. When I saw Orlando on Broadway in ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ I was blown away,” Kerr said to Cosmopolitan in its November issue. “For someone to be able to learn all that and hold the energy to do it every day, six days a week — I have so much respect for him. We don’t run lines though. We keep that very separate. That would be like me asking him to teach me how to catwalk.”

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That same month, Bloom gushed about his then-wife to InStyle (via the Daily Mail).

“The truth is she can put her mind to anything she wants to, anything,” he said. “It’s easy in this world to be, as Madonna put it so well back in the day, a material girl in a material world. And I can be guilty of that kind of thing too. But for me, I like someone who is empowered. In that regard she is a beautiful partner and wife.”

The world’s second-highest-earning supermodel made a cool $7.2 million last year, according to Forbes, thanks to contracts with Australia’s Qantas airline, David Jones and fast-fashion retailer Mango, Lipton Tea and P&G detergent. She also has her own skin-care line, Kora Cosmetics; walked in Stella McCartney’s Paris Fashion Week show; and has worked on shows for Versace and Christian Dior and a campaign for Swarovski.

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Back in February, the Victoria’s Secret Angel also said that she and Bloom planned to have more kids “someday,” but not any time soon. (Sad face, for no more cute kiddos from these two!)

As for Bloom, the actor is set to reprise his role as the long-lived elf Legolas in “The Hobbit” franchise’s next two films.

In October, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star also put his 3,248-square-foot Hollywood Hills home up for sale at $4.5 million, or for annual lease at $16,500 a month. It was the same home targeted by the so-called “Bling Ring” troupe of burglars who also broke into Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan’s homes in 2009 and 2010. Kerr and Bloom had been renting out the house while they were living in New York or apart as they worked on their respective projects around the world.

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“I won’t spend more than two or three weeks away from [Flynn],” Bloom told InStyle, adding that Kerr “doesn’t spend more than a week” away from the boy either.

“She flies somewhere for work, I take care of Flynn. I go off to work, she takes care of Flynn. Or, you know, we’re together, and we just make it work. We’re not conventional in any way, shape or form,” he said. “Flynn is not in school yet, so we’re still pretty loosey-goosey ... We’re a bit of a traveling circus.”

Well, it turns out this circus is closing for business and we’re standing at the gates wallowing in a tub of peanuts.


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