Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom officially announced their split after being separated for the last few months.
"The Lord of the Rings" actor Orlando Bloom started dating Australian super model Miranda Kerr and the duo took things a step forward when they tied the knot in 2010. Ever-since, they have been the industry's most loved and admired couple and also have a son, Flynn.
Owing to their professions, the couple spent more time apart than together since they started dating. However, despite the distance, the two managed to make their relationship work for the last six years. The strength of their marriage was first questioned in July last year when Famous Magazine published an article suggesting that trouble was brewing in the lovers' paradise. The rumor was ignited when Kerr was spotted sans her big diamond wedding ring.
"She's not wearing her ring, and she's had a lot on her plate - it could be that somewhere along the way her relationship with Orlando may have slipped between the cracks," the magazine quoted a source back then.
The magazine was highly criticized for spreading such rumors after sources close to the couple confirmed that the two are very much in love and together. Now, a little over a year later, seems like the rumors weren't rumors after all.
In an exclusive report, E!Online confirmed that the couple has indeed split after living apart for a few months.
"In a joint statement, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr have announced that they have been amicably separated for the past few months," the rep said in a statement, according to the tabloid. "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," the rep added.
Bloom and Kerr made their last public appearance together at the opening of "Romeo and Juliet" on Broadway on Sept. 19.
"When I saw Orlando on Broadway in Romeo and Juliet, I was blown away," Kerr said in the November issue of Cosmopolitan. "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."