Orlando Bloom tries not to be shady about Katy Perry: ‘We recognize each other’s pools’

Orlando Bloom’s Carnival Row drops two episodes tonight. I bring that up because we keep hearing from him and I keep wondering what he’s promoting. He’s also teamed up with Form Nutrition, which allows him to promote his vegetarianism and his prep work for his role as a retired boxer in The Cut. The problem is that instead of sticking to being meat-free and working out, Orlando used his People exclusive to talk about his family. Because Orlando flounders a bit when he tries to promote his happy home life. What he intended to do was say that he was confident going into this venture with Form Nutrition because he had the love and support of his partner Katy Perry. And he started of great by stating they were each other’s fans. But then he backslid into this pool metaphor he’s been favoring lately and things went wonky with Orlando and Katy in different pools waving at each other.

Orlando Bloom is willing to “put his money where his mouth is” — which is why he’s teamed up with Form Nutrition to launch the company’s sustainable, plant-based protein powder and vegan multivitamins in the United States.

The 46-year-old actor tells PEOPLE that his new role as Chief Wellness Officer wouldn’t be possible without the encouragement of his family.

Bloom recognizes the support he receives, no matter what the venture, from his fiancée and “biggest fan” Katy Perry.

“I think we support each other because we are fans of one another, you know what I mean?,” says the Carnival Row actor. “What she does is so empowering for young musicians with everything with [American] Idol. Then she can go and put on a powerhouse show in Vegas. We support, it’s who we are. Katy’s a force and we both have these pools we swim in and we recognize each other’s pools and we go, ‘Hey, I’m over here. We’re doing this.’ And it’s great.”

[From People]

It’s not bad. He didn’t accuse Katy of holding out on him sexually right after giving birth so, you know – progress. But he used this pool thing last time he talked about their relationship and the ‘pool’ represents how different they are. Plus, he claimed Katy doesn’t actually understand his pool, which, I mean, it’s a pool, what’s to understand? Maybe she doesn’t want to swim in it, or it’s too deep for her, but he’d have to be calling the mother of his child an idiot to not understand a pool. He really needs to let this pool thing go. Especially because even if the intent here was to reclaim the narrative from his last interview where he talked about how difficult it was to be in a relationship with Katy, and thought using the same pool refence would do that, he keeps putting them in separate pools. That doesn’t sound great. I’m sure Katy and Orlando struggle like any other couple. I’m not starting the countdown clock on their relationship (I’m not not starting it, tough), but Katy navigates it so much better.

One nice thing: Orlando had plenty of proud Papa things to say about his daughter Daisy. No pools, although he did loop her into a Form smoothie endorsement. Still, he should stick to Daisy-talk and leave the discussion about Katy to his ex, Miranda Kerr.

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26 Responses to “Orlando Bloom tries not to be shady about Katy Perry: ‘We recognize each other’s pools’”

  1. Nancy says:

    He was speaking about Katy’s work and then segued into the whole pool metaphor. Now to me this reads as if the pools are a metaphor for their two different career paths.

    • Frippery says:

      Yeah, like he swims in the acting pool and she swims in the music pool. He isn’t tryin to say he understands being a singer and Katy might not be interested in acting as a career.

    • Ameerah M says:

      That’s what he meant. That’s how I read it.

    • Josephine says:

      That’s how I took it as well. I’m having a hard time mustering any kind of offense from that. Lots of people are not very good at expressing themselves verbally and maybe it’s something that makes total sense in his own head.

  2. Lentilcracker says:

    Just peaked at his Instagram, I’m surprised how much charity work he does. Seems like a nice person who hit fame so early in his career and is now just figuring out how to navigate some new work and marriage and kids, or what he calls his pool lol

  3. C says:

    “I just feel like you are not respecting my place in the pool right now” will now be my line of choice when arguing with someone.

  4. Duch says:

    I think he’s promoting veganism not vegetarianism. I became vegan (well the even more stringent Whole Foods, Plant Based) about 6 months ago for serious health reasons. And it’s helped my numbers incredibly. I’ve just checked out both his and Katy’s statements about it, they are also pretty new to it I think – I guess they’re more driven by environmental concerns? Anyway the new plant-based protein drink sounds great and i’ll be trying it.

  5. Noo says:

    Is it just me then? I just can’t with this guy. Also I bet he is only Chief Wellness Officer because he invested a bunch of his wife’s money in the company.

  6. Kitten says:

    I mean, it’s all the same freaking pool–it’s all entertainment. He makes it sound like she’s a teacher or a doctor or something. This is the second time he’s used this analogy in an interview—-someone needs to be brave enough to tell him it’s dumb.

    • Noo says:

      Yes @kitten you hit on what totally irks me about him. He’s completely vapid but has that coupled with the uniquely white male superiority complex that has him believing he’s some kind of insightful mastermind.

    • FHMom says:

      Obviously, his pool is very shallow.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      I’m sure he doesn’t mind the kiddie pool with Daisy. If his wife enjoys her pool, he should be thankful she knows herself and where she wants to be. He’s more than welcome to swim in her pool when she wants and vice versa. What a tool. Everybody’s got their own pool and he’s what lonely? Get smaller pools.

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      @Kitten: Exactly what I was thinking. He appears to be saying their different –but not actually that different–industries are different ‘pools’. But they are both in high level entertainment, and there is a ton of overlap in not just the nature of the work but in the people they rub elbows with, etc.

      I make jokes to my friends about how after 13+yrs I still have no idea what my husband’s job actually IS, but it is because our occupations are about as different as can be–I am a librarian and he is a former pilot turned aviation tax expert. My husband hasn’t read a novel in 20yrs, and I do not understand…any of what he does. LoL I just know he’s brilliant at it and support him.

      • Kitten says:

        A librarian and an aviation tax expert (what even IS that?) = two different pools!
        I work in fiduciary liability insurance and my husband is a medic–two different pools!

      • Kristin says:

        I’m with you here! I’m an attorney who still uses paper maps for navigating directions and he’s an IT/software expert whose job I will never understand. We’re so much alike except for our careers and what we’re good at. I can barely turn on a computer, lol! We like to tell people that he’s digital and I’m analog! Now those are two separate pools.

    • Ameerah M says:

      As someone who acted for 10 years I can tell you that the acting and music industries are VERY different. Yes they are both entertainment but the way they function are NOT the same.

  7. Ameerah M says:

    He wasn’t being shady at all. He was talking about their careers and different industries. And how they support each other though they work in different “pools”. I got what he meant.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      This is is exactly, it was about their careers. I thought it was being respectful of each other’s spaces, and sweet and supportive at the same time.

  8. candy says:

    I don’t know, I get the feeling they’ll last. They both seem a little out there yet needy at the same time.

  9. Chaine says:

    Tries to make it sound like it’s a whole new frontier that two spouses might work in different fields and yet still support each other’s careers.

  10. Nuks says:

    Hmm, from my experience, when a man starts talking like this, it’s not great. There’s just honestly no need to phrase things this way, as if he’s trying to subtly disassociate from her world. I feel like I remember Ben Affleck making this sort of distant praise kind of comment in the past.

  11. marietta2381 says:

    I think he was talking about how they are in different industries (acting vs. music), like a few mentioned above.
    Also, I had no idea Miranda Kerr and Katy Perry got along so well. Good for them, it’s nice to see!

  12. Esmerelda says:

    I always get the feeling he looks down on her for being a vapid American pop star, and that he’s just there for the money. He stays for the money, but she has to stay in her lane, or pool, and not bother him too much, because he’s an aaaactor, but please pay for the pool, darling.
    Just the vibe I get from his interviews.

  13. Well Well says:

    Orlando was only appealing (in a shallow sense) with the elf wig on in LOTR. However seems like a really laid back guy. I don’t think these two will last. Or maybe this is just PR for whatever reason. He has a movie or project out?

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