British actor Orlando Bloom put his St. Valentine's Day plans on hold after flying to Australia to visit girlfriend Miranda Kerr - choosing to focus instead on the relief efforts following the country's devastating bushfires.
Bloom flew out to Australia this week (beg09Feb09) to spend the romantic occasion (14Feb09) with his model partner.
But the day was overshadowed by the blaze which broke out across Australia's Victoria state, killing more than 180 people and leaving thousands more homeless.
And the star is adamant that contributing to the Red Cross appeal to help people affected by the disaster took priority over Valentine's celebrations.
He says, "My heart is very much with Australia. Not just due to this stunning young lady (Kerr). I never cease to be amazed by the courage and spirit of the Australian people. Miranda is from the bush area and knows all about bushfire. We have both been so upset by it.
"I came out to have fun and spend Valentine's Day with her, but this has become far more important to us both."