Miranda Kerr & Orlando Bloom chastely kiss for the paparazzi: awkward or cute?

December was full of lots of tabloid reporting of Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom’s demise. Or rather, the demise of their marriage. In Touch Weekly even went as far as saying that they had already separated, and working out the details of announcing their split. Alas, Miranda and Orlando made it through the holidays, making sure to pose for paparazzi every other day. But this photo op might take the cake!

This is what’s happening in the photos – Miranda had been in an LA spa, and Orlando came to pick her up, because I guess she didn’t drive herself. When Miranda came walking out, a bunch of dudes who were standing around the spa (?) basically stopped in their tracks. Orlando quickly got out of the driver’s side, walked around the car, and held the passenger door open for his wife. Before she got in, they shared an awkward-looking non-mouth kiss – look closely, because it’s true, they completely avoided kissing each other on the lips. We have pics from two angles! After the awkward kiss – which might have been done just for the paparazzi, who knows? – Miranda got in the car, and Orly drove off. So, are you convinced that everything is fine? I still have a weird feeling about these two, quite honestly.

Also, for the Orly-loonies: our resident Orly-loonie, Stacie, worried that Orlando wasn’t going to have much to do with this new Pete Jackson Hobbit-trilogy, but The Mail says Orlando spent much of last year in New Zealand filming The Desolation of Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch is Smaug!!), and Orly is scheduled to go back to NZ for the third film of the trilogy. Which means… Miranda probably doesn’t want to camp out in New Zealand endlessly, so she’ll be in NYC… looking to mingle? I don’t know – Orlando’s IMDB says something completely different, and I trust IMDB ahead of The Mail.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. carrie says:

    she continues to wear her wedding ring but he doesn’t more wear his ring since several months so i guess it’s over(sadly for their kid)

  2. RocketMerry says:

    Eh, I liked them togheter sooo much. I sure hope the rumours about her endless cheating aren’t true, or at least that they agreed on that sort of arrangement.

  3. Christina says:

    If the purpose of this little set-up was (as I suspect) to quash the split-up rumours, then it’s a miserable failure. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more obviously staged and awkward ‘kiss’ for the cameras. He looks miserable, is looking well away from her and is keeping his hands firmly by his sides. In the 5th picture he actually looks to be in pain, which isn’t surprising – it’s painful even to look at these pictures.

  4. Hollz says:

    I dunno…it looks they might have kissed on each cheek…and also like he might be laughing during the one with Miranda closer to the camera. I’m going to continue to give these guys the benefit of doubt.

    • Liv says:

      Yeah, I’m not so sure either. The photo op is obviously staged, but it could be that they were uncomfortable to kiss in front of the cameras. If that makes any sense. Or they always just say hello with a kiss on the cheek. Plus why would they stage photo ops when they are on the edge of a split? If they are done, they could just be quiet. Instead they are desperately trying to convince us that they are a happy couple.

      I don’t know, time will tell. But it’s embarrassing that they feel the need to stage photo ops.

  5. Rita says:

    I smell something burning and it isn’t passion.

  6. mln76 says:

    Looks like they are both embarrassed by how obvious the photo-op is…
    I just want them to have another cute baby.

    • Taylor says:

      Yeah, why not? Angelina always can buy it when they finally will break up.

      • Milla says:

        I know it is bad, but your comment is hilarious!!!

        I don’t think these two are together anymore, but I will never understand why are celebrity couples so desperate to prove they are in love when they aren’t? people fall in and out of love all the time, it is natural, why making fun of something you had?

      • snob says:

        I find it offensive when adopting = buying in the eyes of those you who has a loving home to come back to. Would you be happy that all those unlucky children stayed orphaned, never known what it feels like to have a family who love you no matter who you are?

    • Littlewood says:

      Yes, because a cute baby would make any relationship better! Sigh, it’s one of the dumbest things I keep hearing regarding this couple (I don’t care if the relationship might be in trouble and they look totally uncomfortable together, I just want them to have more cute babies!!!) Seriously why wish a innocent baby into a bad relationship?

  7. Launicaangelina says:

    I wasn’t much of a follower of Ted Casablanca’s blog “The Awful Truth” but I remember he would write about them. Apparently, he thought their relationship was very unhealthy and wouldn’t last. Does anyone know the dirt?

    • rose says:

      I read few Blind items where she is cheating on him with Leo DiCaprio. I dont know if it is true tho.

    • epiphany says:

      Well, I’ve mentioned this before in stories re: Orlando and Miranda, and got shot down for it, but I’m thick skinned, so I’ll do it again…
      Eric Bana gave an interview while promoting ‘Black Hawk Down’ in which he mentioned how helpless Bloom was – Eric had to teach him how to make coffee, put air in a bicycle tire – yes, Eric told the story in a joking manner, and why not, it’s funny that a grown man can’t do these things – but it’s clear from the story that they happened. Maybe Orlando is the clingy, dependent type that needs constant attention, and it’s getting on Miranda’s nerves? I don’t know, I’m just throwing this out there for speculation.

  8. lisa2 says:

    I saw a lot of other pictures from this encounter. And those pictures show them laughing and so on. I think people forget that just because you are seeing a couple of pictures that doesn’t tell the whole story. Photo assumption. I don’t really follow them. and am not fanvested in them. But I don’t wish anyone to break up.

    Just saying I saw other pictures that don’t match the awkward narrative.

  9. Ms Kay says:

    I think it’s odd that he gets out of the car knowing he’ll give the paps the picture – if you’re not comfy about all the paps around why not just stay in the car and let her get in and give her a kiss in the car. So I might believe it’s staged.

    Seems a little contrived, a bit like Orlando seems not sure what to do “should I kiss you on the mouth or the cheek or the forehead, or should you kiss me first or?” and by the time he overthinks well the awkward happens… Frankly a hug would have been more convincing than a stiff kiss.

  10. sammie323 says:

    Orly-loonie Stacie here :) Flynn’s 2nd birthday is today (Happy Birthday!) and Orlando’s is on January 13, so I think they’ll wait a few weeks after those birthdays to announce a split, if there is one.

  11. Eleonor says:

    Can you feel the passion?
    I bet he’s watching if the paparazzi are taking the right picture.

  12. aims says:

    I have a feeling there not together. That looks like a nice ” were done, thank you for giving me a son, have a nice night.” Kiss. Sad.

  13. MrsBPitt says:

    When I look at these pics, why do I suddenly hear Peter Griffin screaming, AAAAAAWWWWWKKKKKWWWWAAAAARRRRRDDDDD!!!!!

  14. The Original Mia says:

    These pics look awkward, but seeing the whole set, you can tell they were laughing. Probably at the number of paps camped out at the spa.

    I hope the rumors aren’t true. I’m not a stan, but they are a cute couple with an adorable kid.

  15. kibbles says:

    These photos look awkward but I don’t think we can judge what is happening with their marriage from these photos alone. I think most of us are drawing our own conclusions from all the rumors that have been swirling since December and that has influenced the way in which we see these photos. I have learned from the Facebook/internet era that everyone from famous to non-famous people stage photos to look happy to everyone on the outside. Just because people usually post super happy family pics on Facebook or on their website doesn’t mean that they aren’t fighting everyday behind the cameras. The same goes with celebrities and their photo ops whether they are staged or not. Things could be rocky but maybe they are really putting in the effort to make the marriage work. I am more doubtful because this is Hollyweird after all and the divorce rate is much higher than the norm. My gut tells me that these two won’t make it for the long haul, but I could be wrong.

  16. Jennifer says:

    Totally disagree, I think they look really sweet. I’d much rather see that than some over the top tonsil hockey session.

  17. CharlotteS says:

    They look sweet, I hope they don’t split up.

  18. Potato_Chip says:

    Awkward. Just like the awkward Ben Affleck/ JLo kiss-pic from years ago. Him looking into the distance, her looking icky sweet for the camera.

  19. wonderwoman21 says:

    Who knows; the PDA between my guy & me feels awkward with other people around, I can’t imagine being swarmed by photographers snapping pix of it! But in private it’s a whole other story ;)

  20. AintMisbehavin says:


    Don’t celebs understand the staged “we’re still together” pics only bolster the break-up and give the tabloids more ammunition to scrutinize their relationships.

    Any break up is sad but frontin for the press or the kid is a disaster.

    • Milla says:

      20 years – the age difference between Leo and Bieber. I am starting to dislike Kerr even more. Such an attention freak, she was basically a nobody before she started dating Orlando.
      Adriana Lima and Doutzen Kroes should give her lessons!

  21. MG says:

    They don’t seem awkward to me at all. You could tell they were laughing. A big smooch would have been awkward and a little too try hard IMO.

  22. EscapedConvent says:

    The second & third pics are interesting—Orlando seems to be looking around to see if there’s a camera pointed at them. I confess that I think these two are cute together, but that may because I’m Koo-Koo Ga-ga about Flynn.

  23. HadleyB says:

    Why the set up? Who cares if they break up or not – they are not A list at all.. they are not Brad and Angie – so I don’t see why couples do this in celebland.

    Do they think their worth is that high? What couple really has much to lose from just going ahead with a divorce? This isnt the 50′s.

    • OhDear says:

      It’s a good way for one or both of them to drum up attention, though. Or that one or both of them likes to maintain a certain image of having the perfect life.

    • Littlewood says:

      Miranda has a lot to lose with a divorce, her entire image is this perfect little earth mother, who likes to stay at home and cook slow roasted chicken for the family (don’t know anybody who believes it though), if they break-up now everybody would believe it’s because those cheating rumors are true and her entire image (and her career) would be ruined. As for Orlando; she’s the only thing keeping him in the limelight at the moment.

  24. mom2two says:

    Sadly, the vibe I am getting from these two is that it is not going to last much longer. A pity, because I did think they were a cute couple at one time and they have a beautiful child together.
    I’d be surprised if they are still together a year from now.

  25. Gwen says:

    I like Orly and Flynn is such a cutie – call me naive, but I hope they can make it *sigh*

  26. Littlewood says:

    This is soooo staged it’s not even funny. She could’ve just gotten into the car and drive off together, that would’ve been more realistic than what ever this little show is. She waits by her door (what can’t open it yourself?) He has to get out and walks the long way around to open the door for her, she then kisses him awkwardly on the cheek while he’s not even looking at her or touches her… Yeah, it probably would have been better if they stayed silent. Nobody forced them to kiss in front of the camera, and an actor should be able to make even that believable, shouldn’t he? Maybe Lainey BI is true…

    • OhDear says:

      Their reaction to the rumors says a lot! Gotta keep up appearances, even though no one outside their immediate circle are going to be that scandalized if they did separate.

      • Littlewood says:

        Scandalized? Nah, I think must people would see it coming and not really care at all. It is quite clear that they follow the gossip about them, there were some comments about how there never was a picture of Bloom on her Instagram and a couple of days later there it is! People saying their never seen together or show each other any affection and we suddenly get this awkward “kiss”. It isn’t a very good advertisement for his acting ability though!

      • GoodCapon says:

        I think it’s their respective PR team who follows the gossip about them! Gotta keep up appearances so they tell Kerr & Bloom what/what not to do.

  27. Snowpea says:

    I cannot stand these two together. Miranda is so damn smug she makes me wanna slap her (and Im allowed to say that cos Im Aussie ; )

    Ive never even believed this is a real relationship. The rumour has always been that it was manufactured to boost her profile and because he’s gay.

    Well OB’s career is in the toilet and Miranda is better known as a fake, entitled princess so I guess its time to pull the pin huh?

    And that kissing pic was atrocious. Eyes open, miss the mouth, weird body language, no touching? Arent you supposed to be an ACTOR dude?

  28. Sway says:

    I think something happened, someone screwed up, someone forgave the other…and now they are trying to work it out.
    I hope they do.

  29. TG says:

    They are splitting up if they haven’t already. I don’t believe this pics for a second. When the announcement will come the inevitable line about putting their child first will lead the story. That always annoys me because why would anyone think otherwise it is like if you have to state the obvious you are probably lying. Just like when a celeb has a baby and they go on an on about changing diapers then you know they are lying. Anyone who has ever had a baby knows that diaper changing is just routine and not something big to discuss in an interview.

  30. jane16 says:

    Pic of Legolas with the Bard character in the third Hobbit movie:


  31. Starlight says:

    I think it’s over. Anyway, I like him with Keira Knightly.

  32. Dawn says:

    I really like these two together so I hope this is just plain old fashioned gossip. Nothing more and nothing less. But time will tell.

  33. Orlando Bloom is the reason why I always rewatch the Lord of Rings Trilogy.

  34. scarlett says:

    I really think this relationship is pretty much over. I would be shocked if they were together by the end of this year. You can see sunset in their eyes. It’s over.

  35. A says:

    I see someone mentioned Ted Casablanca above. If I remember correctly, wasn’t the rumor that Orly was bi but liked the peen more…but he knocked up Miranda and then felt obligated to play happy family…Miranda, in turn, has stepped out several times. Basically, that they were only staying together for the fact that they garner more PR as a couple and the kid…and they were deeply unhappy and in an unhealthy relationship. Time will tell, I suppose.

    • Littlewood says:

      Yep, it was pretty well known that Bloom was Harland Fuss. It’s a shame how much he changed, I remember when he first came out, he was this happy, easy going guy that wore the brightest clothes created by man, there was this TV interview with Jason Isaacs where he wore a pink sweater, LOL! Now he just looks like H’wood chewed him up and spit him out. The clothes he’s wearing the last couple of years is a sharp contrast of what it used to be, shame.

  36. Good_as_Gold says:

    They are one of the few celebrity couples that I adore. Flynn is just the cutest little boy ever. I hope they manage to work it out.