Orlando Bloom's wife shows off new baby boy

Hollywood heart-throb Orlando Bloom's wife has shown off the couple's baby boy, calling him a "little ray of sunshine".

Australian model Miranda Kerr gave birth to Flynn, the couple's first child, following a natural labour.

Pirates Of The Caribbean star Bloom, 34, and Kerr, 27, tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in Los Angeles last July, after becoming engaged a month earlier.

Kerr wrote on her Facebook page: "We have a beautiful little boy named Flynn. He was born on the 6th Jan and I gave birth to him naturally, without any pain medication.

"Orlando was with me the whole time supporting and guiding me through it. We are so happy and are enjoying our time together as a family. He is our little ray of sunshine."

Kerr posted a picture of herself nursing the baby, which weighed in at 9lbs 12oz, on her organic skincare range website.

According to reports, she also wrote on the site, which had crashed today: "It was a long, arduous and difficult labour.... I could not have done it without him (Bloom)."

The couple began dating in 2007 after meeting backstage at a Victoria's Secret lingerie fashion show.

Bloom caught the attention of audiences in Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings movies.

He went on to star alongside Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley in the Pirates Of The Caribbean blockbusters.

Kerr has previously said she suffered from morning sickness while keeping the pregnancy under wraps.

"I remember on one occasion in the early days when it was still too soon to say anything, and I had a dreadful time at one job," she has said.

She has made no secret of wanting to settle down and start a family, saying: "My ideal situation would be to live on a farm in a solar-powered house with a hammock and a vegetable patch."

Graham Pearce of KPMG

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