They recently announced their separation after less than three-years of marriage, but as the dust settles on Orlando Bloom’s separation from Miranda Kerr the British actor has been romantically linked with close friend Liv Tyler.
The pair, who became friends while filming The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, reportedly took an otherwise platonic relationship to the next level during a night out in New York.
According to Star magazine they spent time together backstage following an opening night performance of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot at Broadway’s Cort Theatre on November 24.
Opening night: Orlando Bloom and Liv Tyler, pictured attending the opening night of Waiting For Godot at Broadway’s Cort Theatre, reportedly ‘got close’ behind closed doors later that night
‘When they got behind closed doors, they were playfully tickling, gazing into each other’s eyes and holding hands,’ a source told the publication.
Their reported antics are understood to have continued at an after-party, held in Manhattan’s Bryant Park Grill, where natural beauty Liv looked stunning in a breezy black evening dress and matching Lanvin flats.
MailOnline have contacted their representatives, and a spokesperson for Orlando Bloom said: ‘There is no truth in this.’
Orlando’s alleged dalliance with Liv follows reports that Miranda has been enjoying a low-key romance with billionaire James Packer, a long-time friend of the Australian model.
Packer – whose own marriage to Erica Baxer ended three-months ago – reportedly gave Miranda business advice when she launched a range of beauty products several years ago.
According to the Daily Telegraph: ‘(Packer) told friends business pressures caused the breakdown of his second marriage, is expected to spend Christmas in the US with his children, who now live in Los Angeles with their mother. Kerr, by coincidence, also calls the US home.’
Split: Miranda Kerr announced her separation from Orlando, with whom she is a parent to son Flynn, last month
The two families holidayed together in Bora Bora in May 2012 – Kerr and Orlando Bloom and their baby son Flynn, then 16 months, enjoying the Packers’ largesse during a seaside sojourn together with the hosts and their youngsters, Indigo and Jackson.
The couples announced the end of their respective marriages just 45 days apart.
Advice: Miranda has reportedly developed her own romance with Australian billionaire James Packer
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