LATEST: Orlando Bloom and Kate Bosworth have blamed their love split on their increasingly heavy work schedules.

The screen stars spent two years together, but reports recently emerged that they had decided to go their separate ways, which their publicist has now confirmed.

Representative Robin Baum tells PEOPLE magazine, "They did decide to take some time apart due to their upcoming work schedule, and they remain very close. It was a mutual decision."

Baum has declined to elaborate on when the split occurred, or the reasons, but the two were spotted together as recently as 21 January (05) at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont hotel, where Bloom was staying during the Golden Globe AWARDS.

Both Bosworth, 22, and Bloom, 28, have busy schedules ahead. Bosworth is in talks to play Lois Lane in director Bryan Singer's Superman, and Bloom appears in Ridley Scott's epic Kingdom of Heaven, which is due to be released in May (05).

01/02/2005 02:23