Orlando Bloom has finally addressed those Kendall Jenner rumours.
It was reported earlier this year that the pair had been enjoying ‘secret dates’ after being introduced at an LA film screening.
Orlando, 38, was said to have called 19-year-old Kendall ‘stunning’, with a source saying: ‘The age difference doesn’t seem to bother them, although it’s far too early for either to tell if it’s going to develop into something serious.’
After this, things went pretty quiet on the Orlando/Kendall front. That was, until the BAFTA Brittania Awards in Beverly Hills on Friday.
Orlando appeared on stage at the bash to accept the Humanitarian gong. He’d been honoured for his work with UNICEF, which has seen him support various initiatives and become a Goodwill Ambassador.
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Unfortunately for the Brit actor, Robert Downey, Jr made a pretty awkward joke about Kendall while presenting him with the prize.
He introduced Orlando by telling the audience that the award was going to someone who’s compassionate ‘when he’s not swinging at Justin Bieber or dating Kendall Jenner.’ Er, LOL.
After getting on the podium, Orlando jokingly responded: ‘I don’t know Kendall Jenner. But if you have her number, I’d be interested.’
Blimey. So COULD there still be a romance on the cards?
The Bieber comment was in reference to the pair’s alleged altercation outside Cipriani Ibiza last year. Orlando added: ‘I wanted the opportunity to clear this up, I actually did not “connect” with Justin Bieber.’
Kendall has kept schtum on the whole situation. In fact, she’s generally been very coy about her love life.
Despite being linked to stars including Orlando, Harry Styles and Nick Jonas, she’s never gone public with a boyfriend.
She recently told Entertainment Tonight: ‘It’s not always easy, but I don’t know, I just like to keep my private life private.
‘I try my best, but at the same time, I try not to let being out with someone affect my everyday life.
‘Like, if I want to go out and grab a smoothie with a friend who’s a male, I’m not gonna let the paparazzi stop me from doing that and living my life and just being a normal person.’
Good on you, Kendall.