Orlando Bloom wants to expand his family and 'have more kids' with fiancée Katy Perry
Orlando Bloom, 42, who is a father to eight-year-old Flynn Christopher from his marriage to Miranda Kerr, has come out to say that he is ready to expand his family with fiancée Katy Perry.
Opening up in an interview with Man About Town, the 'Lord of the Rings' star said, "I really want to enjoy family and friends, my beautiful son, and have more kids. Want to make sure when I embark on that, it’s with my heart full and very clear about the reality of what that means, as opposed to some romantic idea of what it means to be in a relationship."
He clarified his thoughts by explaining that he is no longer the person he was in his younger days and that his views on relationships and love have changed over the years.
"I think when you’re younger, we’ve all been sold this Hollywood idea of love and relationships, marriage and kids," he said. "Actually, what it really takes is communication and compromise, so life looks like somebody who’s willing to communicate and find joy in the simple and small moments."
Bloom had started dating his ex-wife Kerr in 2007 before tying the knot with the Australian supermodel in July 2010. The couple announced in October 2013 that they had separated several months earlier before confirming their divorce by the end of the year.
Perry, on the other hand, met English comedian Russell Brand in the summer of 2009 while filming a cameo appearance for his 'Get Him to the Greek' and soon after starting dating him. They tied the knot in October 2010 before calling it quits just over 14 months later.
Bloom and Perry then started dating each other in October 2016, with the couple announcing that they had gotten engaged this past Valentine's Day. The former popped the question with a stunning flower-shaped diamond ring with a ruby in the middle.
While the couple has not yet announced a wedding date, a source told Hollywood Life that they will be "looking to have a small intimate wedding with very close family and friends."
"Both Katy and Orlando are very aware this isn’t their first rodeo, but they also realize it’s still important because they want to share their love for each other with those they love together," the source said.