Orlando Bloom Is Finally Discussing His Breakup with Katy Perry, Not to Mention Those Nude Pics

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Remember back in ye olden days of 2016 when Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom were dating, and for reasons that remain hilarious, Bloom decided to paddleboard in the nude (opens in new tab)?

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It was a weird time for us all, and Bloom is finally explaining himself—saying he had no idea photographers were present.

"Yes, it was extremely surprising, I wouldn't have put myself in that position if I'd thought it would happen," he told Elle UK (opens in new tab). "I've been photographed a million times in a million different ways. I have a good radar. 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... What can I tell you? Note to self: you're never free. Ha!"

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By the way, when it comes to Bloom's breakup with Perry (opens in new tab), it sounds like everything is decidedly drama-free. "We're friends, it's good," he said. "We're all grown-up. She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don't think anybody cares about what I'm up to. Nor should they. It's between us. It's better to set an example for kids and show that [breakups] don't have to be about hate."

Too true.

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.