Why Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr's marriage lost spark after 1 year

26 October 2013 / 3 years 1 day ago

Update at 9.00pm:

Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr were in a "loveless marriage' for two years before announcing their split this week, according to insiders. The couple reportedly lost their spark after one year as a married couple.

The A-list couple -- who got married in 2010 -- were reportedly struggling to keep the romance alive in their union before they announced their split on Friday (25.10.13) and pals close to the pair say they hadn't been on the same page since the end of 2011.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Miranda felt that Orlando's filming schedule was too difficult to balance with family life. But in the end he felt that she was too tied to work commitments in New York. Something had to give."

Olando, 36, and Miranda, 30, allegedly tried to keep their marriage from crumbling on three occasions for the sake of their two-year-old son, Flynn, but ultimately felt staying together would be a "sham".

The insider added: "Everyone in Hollywood knew they were no longer a couple. They weren't living together and the spark has gone. They fell out of love long before they were prepared to accept the marriage was over.

"At times they'd keep up appearances while they were out and about, but it was a bit of a sham."

Original article:

Orlando Bloom has raved about kissing his 'Romeo & Juliet' co-star Condola Rashad, just hours after announcing his split from wife Miranda Kerr.

The 36-year-old actor failed to mention the breakdown of his three-year marriage to Miranda Kerr while appearing on 'Live with Kelly and Michael' earlier today (25.10.13), but chose to describe what it's like to lock lips with Condola Rashad on the set of the Shakespearean tale instead.

He said: "We sometimes get applause after our first kiss because it just goes on. Sometimes I'm like, 'I'm not letting go'."

Meanwhile, Orlando and Miranda -- who began dating in 2007 -- admitted they have been separated for the past few months, but insist they will continue to support each other in the raising of their two-year-old son, Flynn.

Orlando's spokesperson said this morning (25.10.13): "In a joint statement, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have announced they have been amicably separated for the past few months. After six years together, they have recently decided to formalise 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."

The news comes just weeks after Miranda gushed about her estranged husband's stage presence in 'Romeo & Juliet'.

She said: "When I saw Orlando on Broadway in 'Romeo and Juliet', I was blown away, 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."

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