Monday 24 April 2017

Orlando Bloom finally explains those nude paddleboarding photos

Actor Orlando Bloom attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Actor Orlando Bloom attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Orlando Bloom attends the H&M Conscious Exclusive Dinner at Smogshoppe on March 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for H&M)
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry attend the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on November 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for UNICEF)
Model Miranda Kerr and Actor Orlando Bloom attend the 14th Annual Warner Bros. And InStyle Golden Globe Awards After Party held at the Oasis Courtyard at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Model Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom with baby Flynn are seen together on Upper East Side in NYC on October 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
Model Miranda Kerr and actor Orlando Bloom attend the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images North America)
Giving each other space: Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry

David Mercer

Orlando Bloom has said he was having a "moment of feeling free" when he was famously photographed naked on a paddle board with singer Katy Perry.

The British actor said he was unaware the pictures, which featured on a host of newspaper front pages in August, were being taken off the coast of Sardinia.

He told Elle magazine: "It was extremely surprising. I wouldn't have put myself in that position if I'd thought it would happen.

"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.

Giving each other space: Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry
Giving each other space: Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry

"What can I tell you? Note to self: you're never free."

Bloom, 40, and Perry, 32, announced they had split up last month but the Pirates Of The Caribbean star said they remain friends.

He told Elle: "We're all grown-up. 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."

Bloom said he also had a "remarkable relationship" with his ex-wife, model Miranda Kerr, as they raise their six-year-old son together.

Model Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom with baby Flynn are seen together on Upper East Side in NYC on October 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
Model Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom with baby Flynn are seen together on Upper East Side in NYC on October 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)

He added: "With Miranda, there was a sense that I don't want my son to go back through the internet where people have made up lies.

"We co-parent really well."

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