Many actors are able to separate what’s happening on-screen versus real life and, hey, more power to them. That professionalism needs to be maintained, otherwise it would be a philandering free-for-all. But that’s not to say the odd crush doesn’t happen every now and again.
Take Orlando Bloom, for instance. The actor has had his share of love interests but there are two co-stars with whom he’s had minor infatuations. Bloom was a guest on Howard Stern’s radio show on Wednesday where he revealed his past crushes and they aren’t that surprising. First off, Keira Knightley, his Pirates of the Caribbean co-star. And considering they spent years together filming three movies, it makes sense. The second leading lady to catch his eye — and nothing more — was Kirsten Dunst, whom he met while they filmed Elizabethtown. Bloom did admit that he was “way to shy” to ever tell Knightley or Dunst but would also never do anything anyway, stating his strict policy against dating co-workers. “I never sh*t where I eat.” Though he did add, “I’m not saying I haven’t fallen in love.”
Based on the timing of the movies, it’s safe to say this all happened before he actually did find love with now-ex-wife Miranda Kerr, about whom he has nothing but lovely things to say. The two share son Flynn and because of that, they are still like “family.” Bloom admits that co-parenting isn’t “always easy” but they do “whatever it takes.” But he did make light of the adults in Flynn’s life. “My son has got, like, Evan Spiegel as his stepdad. Like, the titans of industry. Miranda the supermodel and [girlfriend] Katy Perry as his [future stepmom],” joking that they need to “get him in therapy right now.” Though he does get serious and says Katy and Flynn have a “great relationship” and she’s “great with kids,” in general so don’t be surprised if we see little Orlandos and Katys running around soon.
Bloom and Perry announced their engagement in February 2019 and are “doing all the work necessary to lay a really grounded foundation to our relationship” and “create a feeling of trust and safety so that you can spend time apart and do everything that you need to do, and still feel tethered to that person, so that you can go on a journey together.”
As for Knightley and Dunst, they’ve managed to do OK, despite being Bloom-less. Though, admittedly, they might not have known about his crushes until this interview. Knightley has been married to musician James Righton since May 2013. They share a daughter and are expecting their second.
Dunst has been in a relationship with Jesse Plemons since 2016. They got engaged two years later and son Ennis Howard was born in May 2018.