NEW YORK — The marriage of actor Orlando Bloom and model Miranda Kerr has ended – even as Bloom tackles one of the most romantic roles in history, Romeo.

Publicist Robin Baum released a joint statement Friday that said Kerr and Bloom – two of the most beautiful people on the planet – “have been amicably separated for the past few months” and “recently decided to formalize their separation” after six years together.

The 36-year-old actor, who starred in “The Lord of the Rings” and “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, and the 30-year-old supermodel were married in 2010. They have a 2½ year-old son, Flynn.

Bloom is making his Broadway debut as Romeo in director David Leveaux’s revival of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” opposite Condola Rashad. Reviews have been mostly negative and the show has struggled at the box office.

Kerr, a top Victoria’s Secret model, first met Bloom backstage at a lingerie fashion show in New York in 2006.