Miranda Kerr’s new romance is apparently proving a “bitter pill” for Orlando Bloom.
The Australian model and British actor announced they had separated in October. In recent weeks, rumours have surfaced that Miranda is enjoying a romance with Australian billionaire James Packer. According to insiders, Orlando is said to be hurt that she has fallen for a mutual friend.
“Miranda and James are adamant that this is a very new relationship and that they didn’t start dating until their marriages had ended, but it’s still a bitter pill to swallow for Orlando,” a source told British magazine Grazia.
James and Miranda apparently started dating shortly after her split from Orlando was confirmed.
Last week it was claimed the pair had grown closer when James helped Miranda launch her beauty line KORA Organics earlier this year.
James and Orlando have been friends for some time, with them even going on a couple's holiday with Miranda and James’ wife Erica to Tahiti last year.
“Orlando has known James for years. They go back a long way. He only heard about them dating through a friend and he must be feeling betrayed. It seems he really wanted to try and make their marriage work,” a source added.
James, the richest man in Australia, split from his wife Erica in September after six years of marriage.
Neither James nor Miranda has commented on rumours about a romance, but it has been claimed that the businessman plans to fly to Turkey to celebrate New Year’s Eve with Miranda.
Orlando and Miranda have vowed to remain on good terms for the sake of their two-year-old son Flynn and have been spending time as a family since the split. Miranda has decided to remain in New York City for Christmas, so that Orlando can see Flynn during the holidays.