ORLANDO Bloom has finally broken his silence on that full-frontal Italian sail in August last year, denying the snaps were a publicity stunt.
“I have been photographed a million times in a million ways. I have a good radar,” the Pirates of the Caribbean star told Elle UK of the nude paddle boating expedition with then-girlfriend Katy Perry.
“We’d been completely alone for five days. Nothing around us. There was no way anyone could get anything. So I had a moment of feeling free,” he continued.
Bloom’s moment of freedom was anything but once NSFW snapshots of the 40-year-old actor ultimately went viral.
“I wouldn’t have put myself in that position if I’d thought it would happen,” Bloom shared, later quipping, “Note to self: you’re never free. Ha!”
Bloom has embraced a new form of independence, however, since splitting from pop star Perry, 32, earlier this year.
“We’re friends,” Bloom said of Perry, without referencing her directly. “It’s good. We’re all grown-up. She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don’t think anybody cares what I’m up to. Nor should they. It’s between us.”
He was most recently linked to brunette beauty Erin McCabe.
This story originally appeared in the NY Post and is republished here with permission.SOURCE: newsnow entertainment