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Miranda Kerr shoots down reports Orlando Bloom is dating model Laura Paine

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Reports emerged at the weekend of a new romance between Orlando Bloom and British model Laura Paine when pictures surfaced of the pair linking arms as they walked through London. But Orlando's estranged wife Miranda Kerr has now dismissed rumours that the pretty blonde is his new love interest, insisting that the pair have nothing more than a platonic relationship.

"They're just friends. They've been friends for years," the 31-year-old told the Mail Online at a Sydney event for her Kora Organics skincare range.

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"We spoke about it, we speak every day," she added. "It's fine. "Miranda herself has also been the subject of romance rumours recently. According to reports, the Australian beauty — who has a son Flynn, three, with Orlando — is dating billionaire James Packer."

People try to put me together with people I've been friends with for years," Miranda said of the constant speculation about her love life. "As long as I know the truth and people close to me know the truth, that's all that matters.

British model Laura Paine was spotted over the weekend walking arm in arm with Orlando Bloom

"At the end of the day, I can't be fazed by people's opinions, and people are entitled to their opinion." Someone linked me with Brad Pitt, " she added. "I've spoken to him once my whole life.

"Miranda and Orlando, 37, announced the end of their three-year marriage in October last year.

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They have remained incredibly close; Miranda recently spoke to Harpers Bazaar about the bond they still share."

We have genuine love and respect for each other," she said. "We're very connected and I feel grateful for that. We created something beautiful together and we both remind ourselves how lucky we are to have that. And yeah, it's good. He's a great dad. I'm lucky."

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