Hobbit couple more than just friends

Orlando Bloom, left, and Evangeline Lilly arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Los Angeles. Photo / AP
Orlando Bloom, left, and Evangeline Lilly arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in Los Angeles. Photo / AP

Orlando Bloom is dating Liv Tyler.

The pair - who worked together on the Lord of the Rings trilogy - were supposedly spotted getting cosy in New York City at the opening night of Broadway play 'Waiting for Godot', starring Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, before heading to the after-party at Bryant Park Grill in New York City.

A source told the new issue of America's Star magazine: "When they got behind closed doors, they were playfully tickling, gazing into each other's eyes and holding hands."

Bloom split from his wife Miranda Kerr - with whom he has two-year-old son Flynn with - in October and he is allegedly trying to keep the budding romance secret out of "respect" for the model.

The source added: "Miranda and Orlando are trying not to cause a scene with other people out of respect for each other."

Following their break-up Bloom, 36, insisted he will "always love" Kerr, 30, because they have a son together.

He explained: "We're a family and we'll always love each other and we're going to be in each other's lives."

Kerr has been romantically linked to her long-time friend, Australian billionaire James Packer, in the last few weeks.

Packer, 46, split from his model wife, Erica Baxter, three months ago.

- Bang! Showbiz

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