English actor Orlando Bloom established himself in the film industry with roles in many epic films, most notably in the film series; The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Orli is no doubt one of the leading British men whose success is celebrated not only in the UK but the world over. In 2004, he was named as the 24th most influential person in British Culture. He received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 2nd, 2014.
Orlando Bloom Biography
Orlando Bloom, upon his birth on 13 January 1977, in Canterbury, Kent was given the full name Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom after the 16th-century English composer Orlando Gibbons. His father is Colin Stone and his mother is Sonia Constance Josephine (née Copeland).
Orlando didn’t really have a father figure for the most part of his upbringing. His dad and his mom never got married. Bloom had thought that Harry Saul Bloom (his mother’s husband) who died when he was 4 years old was his father. He learned the truth when he turned 13. It was after his step-father’s death that his biological father Stone stepped in to act as his legal guardian. Bloom has one older sister named Samantha Bloom
Young Bloom was pushed into acting by his mother after she discovered that he had dyslexia. As he grew, he became more passionate about acting. After spending two seasons at the National Youth Theatre, Orlando Bloom earned a scholarship to study at British American Drama Academy. By the mid-1990s, he had become a professional actor and it wasn’t long before he landed his big break with the role of Legolas in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
Net Worth – How Much Money Does He Have?
Orlando Bloom has achieved so much success in his career that many can only wish for. Among his biggest hits include the trilogies; Lord of The Rings and Hobbit. While the former grossed about $3 billion from a mere $280 million budget, the latter grossed about $3 billion against a 750 million budget. For his role in such box office hits, Bloom is duly rewarded. His net worth is estimated at over $35 million.
His Relationship With Katy Perry
Orlando Bloom has been privileged to be romantically involved with some of the most stunning women in the entertainment industry. However, one of his relationships that has stood out and received much media interest is with American pop star Katy Perry. They began dating in January 2016 right after the 73rd Golden Globe Awards.
Their first PDA together came at the Weinstein Company/Netflix Golden Globes’ after-party at Sunset Tower where they were obviously flirtatious and even danced together. In the months that would follow, the pair made a lot of public appearances together and soon they became known as Perrybloom. They attended Adele‘s concert together in February 2016, and Coachella in April. All the while, they never officially confirmed their relationship.
While the world eagerly anticipated their first red carpet appearance together as a couple, they came to the Met Gala separately. However, they couldn’t hide their ongoing relationship for long as Perry for the first time took to her Gram page to post photos of her with Bloom. Their relationship broke the internet in August 2016 when photos of their Italy vacation surfaced online. In one of the photos, Bloom was stark naked while riding on a paddleboard with his girl Perry.
And then came Halloween in 2016 when they dressed as Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton and the world couldn’t help but love them more. Towards the end of 2016, trouble seemed to have struck their paradise when the first rumor of their split hit the news, but it proved to only be rumors until March 2017 when their reps released statements confirming that the pair had indeed split. Nevertheless, Bloom was still spotted out with Pery on many occasions.
Rumors that they were attempting to mend things were officially confirmed in February when a source related to The Sun that they had resumed dating. Perry herself confirmed the news of her reunion with Bloom in an interview with ET on 26th April 2018.
Orlando Bloom’s Wife and Son
Before Bloom met and subsequently became smitten by Perry, he was married to Aussie supermodel Miranda Kerr. They had started dating in late 2007 and a couple of years later in mid-2010, they announced that they were engaged. They got married in July 2010 and in January 2011, Kerr birthed their son in Los Angeles. He was named Flynn Christopher Bloom.
Two years after their son’s birth in October 2013, the couple announced their separation and their intentions for a divorce. They finalized their divorce by the end of 2013. Unconfirmed sources have claimed that Bloom’s drinking problem was part of what brought their marriage to an abrupt end. While Bloom seemingly got his heart mended by Perry. Kerr found love in the eyes of Snapchat billionaire founder Evan Spiegel. They got married in 2015.