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If you're going to break up: Split like Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry

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Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry seen leaving Vedge restaurant in Philadelphia. ( Hugh Dillon/WENN.com)

Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry want their break-up to remind people that splits "don't have to be about hate".

Perry, 32, split from "Lord of the Rings" star Orlando in March after just over a year together, with their representatives saying in a statement at the time: "Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time."

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Bloom, 40, has now spoken about the end of the romance for the first time in an interview with Britain's Elle magazine, telling the publication the former couple are still on very good terms.

"We're friends. It's good. We're all grown up," he said. "She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don't think anybody cares about what I'm up to. Nor should they. It's between us. It's better to set an example for kids and show that (break-ups) don't have to be about hate."

Orlando's comments appear to echo Katy's tweet following the duo's split, when she encouraged people to adopt "a new way of thinking for 2017."

"U can still b (sic) friends & love ur former partners! No one's a victim or a villain, get a life y'all!" she wrote on Twitter.

Since the end of their romance, Orlando was photographed leaving a party with a stunning mystery brunette, while Katy recently sparked rumours she is dating actor Ryan Phillippe.

It was reported in March the I Know What You Did Last Summer actor and the singer were "totally flirting" at Elton John's 70th birthday bash in Los Angeles. But on Monday, Ryan put an end to the rumors by writing on Twitter: "I AM NOT DATING KATY PERRY. BARELY KNOW HER. PLEASE STOP FLYING HELICOPTERS OVER MY HOUSE. SHE IS NOT HERE. thx (thanks)."

Katy then took to her own Twitter page to respond to Ryan's remark, writing: "Hi, nice to meet you, sorry bout that @RyanPhillippe carry on, lol (laugh out loud)."

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