Orlando Bloom on co-parenting with Miranda Kerr: Our son will need therapy

"We're shooting for that": Orlando Bloom wants kids with Katy Perry.
"We're shooting for that": Orlando Bloom wants kids with Katy Perry. Photo: Instagram/Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom is feeling clucky.

Already a father to eight-year-old Flynn with ex-wife Miranda Kerr, the 42-year-old told Howard Stern that he and fiancée Katy Perry are hoping to grow their family.

"I love kids," he said. "She's great with kids. It would be a wonderful thing. We are shooting for that."

And he can't wait. "It's like this wild mustang. If we can just wrangle this beast and get on it'll, we'll have the ride of our life."


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The Carnival Row actor explained that initially, for Perry, getting used to life as a parent was an adjustment. "When you have a child, you realise you're not the most important person in the room," Bloom said. "You know, it crushes your ego, and you go, 'Oh, wow,' right? So it reframes everything."

He continued: "She, you know, is still the most important person in her room [with] her family and everyone else. … I'm sure, you know, having a child for me changed all of that, so I was in a different headspace and she had to kind of work on getting her head into a headspace that felt like, OK, partnership and stuff."

And while Bloom says co-parenting with Kerr is "not always easy,"  the pair make it work by putting Flynn first.

"I always was like, 'Listen, we're gonna be in each other's lives for the rest of each other's lives. We have a child. Let's [do] whatever it takes,' " he said.


Kerr, 36, who is pregnant with her third child, recently described the clan as a "modern family," and noted that Perry is "amazing". The singer recently stepped out in LA to support the launch of Kerr's Noni Bright Vitamin C Serum.

"Love u sissy," Perry wrote on Instagram.


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Despite their best co-parenting efforts, however, Bloom joked that they'll probably still need to get Flynn into therapy - "right now".

"My son has got Evan Spiegel as his stepdad," Bloom said. "The titans of industry. Miranda the supermodel and Katy Perry as his [future stepmum]."


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