The Hobbit actor promises to put his son's needs above all else

By Kathy Ehrich Dowd
Updated December 03, 2013 10:00 PM
Splash News Online

Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr announced their amicable separation earlier this year after three years of marriage. Since then, they seem to be going for the nicest breakup ever.

“We both love and cherish each other,” Bloom, 36, told E! Online on Monday at the Hollywood premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, in which he reprises his role as flaxen-haired elf Legolas.

Just two days earlier, he seemingly proved that true when he shared lunch with Kerr, 30, and their son Flynn, who turns 3 next month, in New York City.

“What [our son] reads and knows about when he’s a grown-up is more important to me than anything,” said Bloom, who is currently playing the title role in Romeo and Juliet on Broadway.

Kerr shared a photo on Instagram of their son at the theater in New York. “Flynn having such a great time watching Daddy on stage,” she wrote.

Monday was not the first time Bloom spoke out about his determination to be friendly with Kerr for Flynn’s sake.

“We love each other. We’re a family. We’re going to be in each other’s lives for the rest of our lives,” he told Katie Couric in an interview that aired on her talk show, Katie, last month. “There’s no question that for the sake of our son and everything else, we’re going to support one another and love each other as parents to Flynn.”

“Life sometimes doesn’t work out exactly as we plan or hope for,” Bloom added. “But we’re adults … We’re professionals. We love and care about each other. Most of all, we love our son.”