Orlando Bloom reportedly aimed a punch at Justin Bieber at the Cipriani restaurant in Ibiza, Spain on Wednesday morning. It follows previous allegations that Justin had a fling with Bloom’s separated ex, Miranda Kerr, after the pair met at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2012.
British actor Orlando Bloom reportedly tried to take a “swing” at Justin Bieber at the Cipriani restaurant in Ibiza, Spain early Wednesday.
A source reportedly told the U.K. paper: “Justin was being cordial, and everything was fine. But then Orlando was annoyed when he saw it was Justin and instigated by taking a swing at Justin.”
The source continued: “Justin ducked, and Orlando’s punch missed,” before adding,”People intervened, some minor pushing, then they were separated. Justin stayed for a while after.”
Shortly after the almost-fight video surfaced, the 20-year-old superstar posted an Instagram snap of Bloom’s separated ex Miranda Kerr — then deleted it. Twice.
The Inquisitr saw both postings in real-time.
A spectacularly clear video of Orlando’s punch is under the highlight.
It shows Bieber was surprised to see Bloom, so all these ‘source’ quotes claiming the singer said something rude before the actor’s nearly-punch are likely nonsense.
In fact, it looks as if the singer and his bodyguards didn’t see the actor coming and Bloom’s punch was blocked at the last minute.
TMZ’s video below is less clear.
Bieber’s posting of Kerr’s photos will fuel persistent rumors that Bieber and Kerr had a fling after they first met at Victoria’s Secret fashion show back in November 2012.
Celebrities including Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton were reportedly at Cipriani at the same time the confrontation between Bieber and Bloom took place.
Others standing with the Canadian are pushed back by a man – who may be a Cipriani staff member – as they walked towards where Bloom (in a white long-sleeved shirt) was talking to another group.
TMZ claims Bieber said “What’s up b***h?” but that is not heard on the video. The website is also claiming witnesses said when Justin left the restaurant other patrons applauded, which may or may not be true.
What is clear, is that at one point in the clip, Orlando walks over to where Justin is standing to talk to him.
It doesn’t appear to be a friendly exchange, and may have been the older star warning the young performer to stay out of his way while on the party island.
In October 2013, Orlando and Australian supermodel Miranda released a statement that they were splitting up after three years of marriage.
The couple were together six years in all. They have a son – Flynn Christopher Bloom – who is now three.
(Photo: Kerr and Bieber at a 2012 Victoria’s Secret fashion show in New York.)
At the time, U.K. tabloid Sunday People reported the split was due to Kerr’s alleged tryst with Bieber after they met at a Victoria’s Secret Fashion show in November 2012.
At the show, Kerr modeled as an “angel” and Justin performed. Back then, Bieber was in a relationship with actress-singer Selena Gomez.
The teen sweethearts broke up for the first time after dating for two years, a few days after the Victoria’s Secret taping on November 7.
Us Weekly magazine later claimed Justin and Miranda exchanged “dirty texts” and that their friendship sparked “non-stop” arguing between Kerr and the Lord of The Rings actor.
Neither Miranda, Orlando or Justin denied or confirmed the rumors. But has Justin’s posting of Kerr’s photo done just that?
This is the Kerr picture that Justin posted twice on Instagram then deleted. The caption was the symbol of a crown.
Bloom was previously spotted hanging out with Gomez in April at the Forum in Los Angeles for Chelsea Handler’s “Uganda” concert, but rumors of a tryst were swiftly denied.
In 2014, Kerr made a statement suggesting she was bisexual, claiming she “appreciates both men and women. I love the female body and truly appreciate the female form.”
Kerr added: “I want to explore. Never say never.”
Shortly after reports of the Bieber-Bloom scuffle broke, the singer (or someone with access to his Twitter account) posted: “Keeping it positive.”
This one will run and run.
Below is a video of Justin Bieber at an Ibiza hotspot some time Tuesday night-Wednesday morning.
[Images via XposurePhotos.com.]