Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom haven’t attempted to hide their long-running feud over Selena Gomez and Miranda Kerr. In the spirit of keeping everything open, the nude antics that the singer and actor recently enjoyed are getting interpreted as a way to fuel their feud, noted Gawker.
The birthday suit saga began when Bloom was photographed happily paddle boarding with gal pal Katy Perry. Although paddle boarding is trendy, of even more interest to the photographers was the fact that Orlando was experimenting with the sport minus any clothes (Katy chose to exhibit her style selection for the day rather than her assets).
On the unshod heels of that highly publicized event, the Biebs stepped up to the challenge and was photographed in an almost parallel situation. The “Sorry” singer’s image skinny-dipping with a hot model in Hawaii went viral, competing with Bloom’s pics and resulting in the speculation that he was throwing down his own gauntlet into their ongoing war.
Bieber Versus Bloom: Bad Boys Battle
How did it all begin? Travel back in time about two years. Justin reportedly slept with Miranda Kerr, which allegedly contributed to the end of her relationship with Orlando. Bloom retaliated by spending time with the singer’s off-again-on-again girlfriend Selena Gomez.
An angry Orlando attempted to hit Justin at a Cipriani in Ibiza, with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the role of entertained onlooker. Thus began the feud primarily involving Bloom, Bieber, Kerr and Gomez, but also recently encompassing Perry.
Selena Versus Katy: Did They Fuel Feud?
But the battle didn’t end there. Earlier this year, Gomez and Bloom were seen enjoying a “touchy feely” make-out session in a club in Las Vegas, resurfacing all the speculation that Orlando was hooking up with Justin’s former girlfriend. Perry then entered the feud with a cryptic Twitter post, noted Metro.
Katy chose a Peggy Lee song to tweet, “That All There Is?” that was interpreted as her response to learning that her boyfriend was canoodling with Selena. The lyrics include a phrase mourning that the “most wonderful boy” is gone.
“I fell in love, with the most wonderful boy in the world…Then one day, he went away.”
However, Perry apparently forgave Orlando for cuddling with Selena, given the recent paddle boarding adventure that the two enjoyed.
As for just what’s involved in the relationship between Gomez and Bloom, the two have been known as friends for years. In 2014, there was speculation that Selena was dating Orlando, which resulted in the rumors that the two had rekindled their romance this year.
Gomez Detaches From Feud
While Bloom and Bieber play the key roles in the feud, Gomez appears to be attempting to withdraw from their war by taking pot shots at both of her former boyfriends.
Reflecting on what she wants in a boyfriend, Selena emphasized that she wants someone who is “low-key,” which seems to disqualify both the actor and singer. Her revelation included details on which men “hit” on her, noted Us Weekly.
“The guys that do have the confidence to hit on me are not necessarily my type, but they think they are because I’m a pop star, I sing songs, do movies, I like to feel sexy and confident on stage,” she explained.
The “Hands to Myself” singer then described who she sees as her type, and it sounds as if Orlando has more of a chance than the Biebs. But although she said she prefers an actor, there’s an unexpected problem.
“I’d be so stoked with a writer or producer or actor who is low-key, but those kind of guys are terrified of me!”
Given that Orlando’s naked photos just made their way around the internet world, he may not qualify as “low-key.”
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