Radar: Orlando Bloom has started casually dating his ‘friend’ Liv Tyler?

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Following the widespread reports that Miranda Kerr is hooking up with an Australian billionaire and/or Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom seemed to defend his estranged wife and their relationship while he was on the black carpet for The Desolation of Smaug two nights ago – you can read the interview here, it’s kind of boring. He basically says that Flynn is the most important thing to him and that he (Orly) and Miranda have their priorities in order to protect Flynn. You get the idea.

But here’s an interesting wrinkle in the “poor Orly, his estranged wife is banging every rich guy she meets” storyline. According to Star/Radar, Orly might be getting with… Liv Tyler? Hm.

Just one month after announcing his split from Victoria’s Secret beauty Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom is already being linked to a new gal pal — Lord of the Rings co-star Liv Tyler.

According to a new report from Star magazine, the two have been friends for years and recently solidified their affection for each other during a night out in New York City.

An eyewitness claims Bloom and Tyler got cozy backstage during the opening night of Broadway’s Waiting for Godot and then took their PDA to the after-party at Bryant Park Grill.

“When they got behind closed doors, they were playfully tickling, gazing into each other’s eyes and holding hands,” the partygoer told Star.

Bloom’s relationship with Kerr lasted six years and they have one son together, so insiders say the two are keeping their new relationships low-key for now.

“Miranda and Orlando are trying not to cause a scene with other people out of respect for each other,” the source said.

[From Radar]

Well, Liv Tyler is based in NYC and I think Orlando is sticking around NYC for the time being, so logistically, this makes sense. I also think Liv is an easy-going (hippie) chick and many men like her low-key vibe. After Miranda Kerr, Liv might be a breath of fresh air. What’s the age difference? Let me look… Orlando is 36 and Liv is 36 as well (she’s six months younger, if that makes a difference). YAY!! Admit it, we would judge him harshly if he started dating some 20-year-old bikini model. We would. I know I would. Plus, Liv and Orly are both single parents doing their thing… it makes a lot of sense.

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  1. Erinn says:

    Ahhhh I wholeheartedly approve of this.

  2. WendyNerd says:

    Let the fanfics commence!!!!!

  3. Gine says:

    Yes, Arwen and Legolas together! It probably isn’t true, but the LOTR nerd in me wants it to be.

    • GlimmerBunny says:

      Me too! A match made in Tolkien Heaven :D

    • V4Real says:

      What! Arogorn is going to be pissed.

      • Erinn says:

        This is the exact reaction I got from my co-worker when I told him this news haha.

      • Shannon1972 says:

        Aragorn is mortal and, let’s face it, getting a bit long in the tooth. Wasn’t he almost 200 yrs old? Plus, he has that whole “ruler of all men” thing going on, so I’m betting he’s a pretty busy guy. A lady can get lonely – especially if she is hanging around for eternity. She’s much better off with another elf – especially a prince. Way to go Arwen! ;)

        Yep….I’m letting my nerd flag fly. Lol

      • V4Real says:

        I guess those elves leave that part about till death do us part out of the vows.

        Anyways, I’ll take the King, I always had a thing for older men.

      • Josephine says:

        Yes V4Real! The king is one fine man!!

      • Norman Bates' Mother says:

        The geek in me tells me to explain that Arwen had to give up her immortality when she decided to marry Aragorn and he was “only” 87 when they got together. He died when he was 210 and just after it happened, Arwen came back to Rivendell to die.

        All that aside I really dig the idea of Orlando and Liv together but there already were similar rumours back in the LOTR days because they were always very close with each other. Actually, all the actors were. I’m sure there are pictures and videos showing Orlando and Viggo or Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan “playfully tickling, gazing into each other’s eyes and holding hands” or even kissing. On the lips. She was also supposed to date Benedict Cumberbatch (Arwen-Smaug – that would be an… interesting pairing) and Charlie Hunnam after she was seen with them and that turned out to be false.

      • V4Real says:

        Norman Bates Mom get out of here and stop ruinning our fantasy; just kidding.

        Yep I knew the history but we were just joshing around. I was a bit of a geek for LOTR myself. It got so bad at one point that I would read the books as I watched the movie. If the movies got too far ahead I would pause the DVD player or stop it until I caught up. It was just to keep tabs on how the movies would drift off course from the books. Imagine how long it took for me to watch an entire movie. My friends wanted to know if there was some kind of rehab for me. I even called the place I worked Middle Earth and gave my coworkers the characters names from the movie. There were a lot of Orcs in my workplace. Now that’s a geek.

  4. Dorothy#1 says:

    I would love this!! They both seem like wonderful people. :)

  5. Mandy says:

    Ooooh, I LOVE this! I have felt really bad for Orlando lately. I hope this is true. Liv seems like an awesome chick.

  6. woodstock_schulz says:

    I don’t know if this is true, but if it is — Legolas and Arwen forever!! LOL

  7. Maria says:

    This, for whatever unknown reason, makes me so happy.

    They’re both low key, have worked together for years, and *gasp* are the SAME age! Plus, Liv has never come off as high maintenance, just really sweet.

    I hope it’s true.

  8. davidbowie says:

    THIS is what I want for Christmas!!!!

  9. Hello Kitty says:

    My god, I have been shipping this since Fellowship of the Ring was released!

  10. Gwen says:

    They would be a great couple, I think :D

  11. Lark says:

    Meh. Radar/Star/HL are like the worst of the bunch with the fan fic. I think they would be a cute couple though, and I could see them hooking up since they are already friends and have a lot in common.

  12. cynicalsmirk says:

    This makes my inner Tolkien geek very happy :) Perfect.

  13. Frida_K says:

    Yes!

    And if they had a child together, it would really be adorable. Think about it! How cute would their baby be?

    I am getting ahead of myself here. For now, just being happy at the thought that they are dating should be well enough!

    :)

  14. flavia_deluce says:

    Liv has been a favorite of mine for a long time, even despite the fact that she once hooked up with Cumby and I was driven to the brink of madness with jealousy. Good for her if she wants to wear overalls and bang Legolas.

  15. Patricia says:

    Elves unite! To me she is the most gorgeous actress in the world right now, something about her is unearthly in beauty and poise and she has an ethereal quality. I have always felt that she is so relatable despite being so beautiful. He is a very lucky man if this is true and she will most likely be much easier to be in a relationship with than Miranda.

  16. eliza says:

    This I approve of being a LOTR fanatic. Yay!

  17. Littlewood says:

    This sounds amazing actually, they are friends since ’99 when filming LOTR. I remember Liv saying he drove her around because she was too afraid to drive on the left side of the road.
    Oh, and it makes his interview with Jimmy Kimmel on Monday even funnier, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35paFIMdAQ8

  18. Axis2ClusterB says:

    I love the thought of this pairing!

  19. Amanda_M87 says:

    They would make a cute couple.

  20. luna says:

    I actually think Liv Tyler is way prettier than Miranda Kerr. I approve of this strongly! Arwen and Legolas need to do the NASTY now!

  21. Chinoiserie says:

    I doubt this is true, but I truly hope so!

  22. NerdMomma says:

    Aw. I remember Orlando, during promotion for Lord of the Rings, talking about Liv… saying she was the only girl on set much of the time and “she was our princess” or something to that effect. I felt like he was really smitten with her, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this couple turned out to be real!

  23. Moiselle says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Miranda is stringing Orlando along in case her bigger plans do not work out. The guy is obviously still in love with her. She can use and abuse him all the live long day, and he’ll sit there and take it. Even if he does get involved with another, the moment Miranda wiggles her finger Orlando will go back. Pretty is as pretty does. I do not like this girl. Orlando, cut your hair, get rid of the Twilight pale skin, and buy some clothes that fit and look good on you.

  24. lenje says:

    My aw shucks moment is actually reading all these comments supporting this pairing :) :) :)

  25. Kristen says:

    Liv Tyler is absolutely gorgeous. And aging amazingly. I’ve envied her beauty since the Aerosmith video days and I love her low-key single mom in NYC situation – her Instagram is fun to follow. I wholeheartedly support this pairing.

  26. Insomniac says:

    Awww. No idea if this is true, but I hope it is. They’d be adorable.

  27. loveisthecoal says:

    As a LOTR geek of epic proportions I REALLY REALLY want this to be true.

  28. klue says:

    Please Cupid, Aphrodite, Astarte make this come true!! Celeb couple name..wait for it..
    TyLoom!!

  29. mimi says:

    They make a cute couple, if it’s true.

  30. Kelly says:

    I don’t get a sex vibe between them at all, no chemistry. What do I know though. At least Aragorn’s finally free to hook up with Eowyn then!

  31. carol says:

    her skin is so perfect! I hope I look like that when I’m 36

  32. Camille (TheOriginal) says:

    I hope this is true. They would look/be cute together. Plus what a trade up from that shady model that he married.

  33. ctkat1 says:

    If it isn’t true, it should be.

  34. shellybean says:

    I follow Liv on Instagram and I love her. She seems so down to earth and homebody-ish. I pretty much love everything she photographs, it all has such a cool vibe and I always wish I was wherever it is she is when she took the picture. So I hope they are dating. She seems like more his type anyway!

  35. Aussie says:

    Orly did an upgrade if he is indeed dating Liv. They are both low-key, not fame-whores and famous for their professional work rather than their scandalous life. They seem super committed to their respective children as well, so it’s a win-win.
    I really like this pairing and hope they last.

    Legolas and Arwen also have a lot in common too. ;)

  36. Andrea says:

    I would love to see Orlando and Liv get together. He always seemed smitten with her during the filming of the LOTR movies. Liv comes across as sweet and down to earth like Orlando. They both live in New York and both have a lot in common and have been friends for a long time. Liv Tyler is beautiful and a terrific actress.

  37. Jay says:

    Rolling my eyes at all the self-professed Tolkien nerds who think Legolas and Arwen would be good together. Come on, y’all. Aragorn and Arwen is second only to Beren and Luthien in terms of epic/tragic Middle-Earth love stories. (Okay, also Elrond and Celebrian. Those Elves loved a good tragic love affair, apparently.)

    Back in the real world, Orlando and Liv together would be pretty cool.