Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s relationship is basically one of the most unexpected pairings in Hollywood, and it is exactly everything we never knew we needed. Together, Katy and Orlando are quirky, fun and endearing. When those two connect, it can make us all feel like we are living a "teenage dream."
It’s no secret that Katy doesn’t have the strongest dating record. We’ve seen the pop star tied to several different big names and get knocked down hard a couple of different times. And before Katy, Orlando was also known as quite the Hollywood player. He dated quite a few women before settling down and having a son with his ex-wife, Miranda Kerr. He was also tied to a few more ladies after splitting with the model.
Despite their failed marriages and broken relationships, Katy and Orlando found the beauty in life and gave love another try. Thankfully so, because now the media has this amazing couple to drool over. Orlando “kissed a girl” and well, it can be said that he liked it and now Katy won’t let Orlando be the “one that got away.”
Katy and Orlando, as a couple, work. In some odd way, these charismatic entertainers fit with each other and bring out the best in each other. These two lovebirds work hard to keep much of their personal relationship private. Here are 20 things we do know, though, about Katy and Orlando’s “blooming” relationship.
20 In-N-Out Brought Katy And Orlando Together
When you think of a glamorous Hollywood couple meeting for the first time, you might picture something like ballgowns, roses and possibly fireworks. One of the last things you might think of is greasy fast-food burgers. But Katy and Orlando bonded during the 2016 Golden Globes over some mouth-watering In-N-Out burgers.
“He stole [a burger] off of my table. I was sitting with Denzel Washington, and he took it and I was like, 'Who...oh, you're so hot. Fine, take it,'” she said in an interview on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show, according to Refinery 29. "Then I saw him at a party, and I was like, 'How are those onions resting on your molars?' He was like, 'I like you.'"
19 A Lot Of Their Relationship Has Been Hot And Cold
Katy and Orlando might be one of Hollywood’s sweetest couples now, but things weren’t always so smooth. The couple first started dating after their burger-bonding in 2016, but according to a source for People, Orlando was still keeping his options open.
While Orlando was out with other women, his relationship with Katy began changing for the worse. After a wild first year of fun, the couple amicably split at the beginning of 2017, both assuring that they were still good friends. Several months later, the two started making public appearances together and finally, in April 2018, Katy revealed she was “spoken for,” to Entertainment Tonight.
18 But Their Latest Reconnection Was Easy And Pure
Katy and Orlando getting back together at the beginning of 2018 just felt right. According to a source for People, Orlando and Katy stayed in touch after they broke up and remained great friends.
“It wasn’t some [bad] split. They were just busy with their careers and it wasn’t working,” the source told People when discussing the couple’s reconnection. “In the past few months, they have spent a lot of time together … They do seem very happy together though. Orlando always had the nicest things to say about Katy. He loves spending time with her.”
As soon as they began dating again, they picked things up right where they left them with tons of fun and traveling.
17 Orlando Took To The Sky For His Proposal To Katy
Orlando is about as dreamy as they come in Hollywood, so it’s no surprise that his proposal to Katy was straight out of a rom-com. “We went to dinner, and I thought we were going to see some art after dinner, but we pulled up to a helicopter,” Katy shared with Jimmy Kimmel Live! “It was really sweet.”
Everything didn’t go as planned, though. Orlando stumbled with getting the box out, their champagne bottle shattered, and Katy sat reading Orlando’s note to her and pretended she didn’t notice any of the chaos.
16 Katy’s Ring Is Perfectly Unique
Katy Perry is a pretty unique individual, so it makes sense that her ring would be unique too. Her ring is super-sparkly, huge and shaped like a flower. “The ring is a classic floral halo design in yellow gold,” jewelry expert and gemologist Grant Mobley explained to People. “The center stone appears to be an oval-shaped ruby accented by natural white diamonds surrounding it to create a floral halo.”
According to E! reports, the ring would likely run a bill of approximately $5 million. “It fits their personality,” Mobley stated. “My guess is that Katy has a special connection to the color red which is why Orlando chose a ruby.”
15 Orlando Has An Excellent Relationship With Katy’s Family
Family is something very important to both Katy and Orlando. From the very early stages of their relationship, the two began spending a lot of time with each other’s families. Orlando spent his first Thanksgiving holiday with Katy at her family’s house dressed in matching onesies. And for Christmas, Orlando played “Pie Face Showdown” with her brother, David.
It’s safe to say Orlando’s strong relationship with Katy’s family is something that continued over the course of their entire relationship. He even invited them all to be with the pop star to celebrate their romantic engagement.
14 Katy Has Orlando’s Son And Ex-Wife’s Approval
Ending a marriage can be tough and ending a marriage with a child involved is even more difficult. When Orlando Bloom and his first wife Miranda Kerr split up in 2013, their son, Flynn, was just two years old. However, Miranda has always been supportive of Orlando’s relationship with Katy Perry. The pair does really well with co-parenting their son, and Miranda wants Orlando to be happy.
Miranda has also shared that Katy and Flynn get along really well, too. According to E! Online, sources have revealed that Katy’s “favorite quality about Orlando is how much he loves Flynn and what a great dad he is."
13 Orlando Wants To Have Kids With Katy
Now that Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are headed toward marriage, the next thing to consider is whether or not they’ll bring children into this world. According to Orlando’s ex-wife, Miranda Kerr, their son has made it no secret that he wants siblings. A source for People revealed that Orlando was ready to settle down with Katy and have more kids back in 2016.
Now that their relationship is stronger than ever, Katy has let slip some very telling hints that the couple will be trying for children sooner than later. According to People, Katy is planning on “slowing down her career this year so she can get to nesting and having kids.”
12 They Get Along Really Well With Each Other’s Friends
Katy and Orlando might fall into two different sides of Hollywood with their careers – movie star vs. musician – but this hasn’t prevented them from bonding with each other’s friends. Orlando’s greatest friends, including Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman, get together with the couple often and adore Katy as Orlando’s partner.
After the pair announced their engagement, several of their celebrity friends took to social media to congratulate the couple. Actress Kate Hudson commented on Katy’s post with, “Ahhhh!!!! Yeah baby! So happy for you both … I say destination wedding!” And actress Zoe Saldana wrote, “Congratulations!!! So happy for you guys.”
11 Katy And Orlando Have A Strange Connection With Selena
The bizarre connection between Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Katy and Orlando began in 2012 with a fashion show and hopefully ended in 2018 with a strange and confusing social media post. In October 2012, Justin Bieber attended a fashion show where Orlando’s then-wife was modeling. Rumors spread claiming Justin and Miranda were too cozy backstage, which Miranda of course denied.
Fast forward to 2014 when Orlando and Selena Gomez were first spotted hanging outside a Los Angeles venue, and then a few months later Orlando got into an altercation with Justin for making unkind remarks about Miranda.
Katy enters the picture in 2016 and, while still dating Katy, Orlando is photographed getting too close with Selena in a nightclub. It doesn’t stop there, though. In 2018, Katy posts an image of Justin with the caption, "Teen idol/[Idol from America],” to which Orlando commented, “thirsty.”
10 Katy And Orlando Travel Together A Lot
Katy and Orlando have travelled to the ends of the earth and back together. These two lovebirds don’t miss out on any opportunities to travel. Shortly after igniting their relationship in 2016, the pair traveled down to Indio, California for Coachella. A month later, they were spotted in Cannes, France.
Months later, they took a vacation in Italy and Japan. We saw the couple’s travel plans settle down toward their 2017 split, but once they were back together months later, they took to the planes again and hit up Prague, then the Vatican and spent the winter holidays in Hawaii. Since getting engaged in February, Katy has had to stay local for Idol, but given their history, we can assume these two won’t be sitting still for long.
9 Katy Can Be A Tad Controlling
Most girls can be a little controlling every now and then, there’s no fault there. However, Katy might be just a bit too controlling, according to Paper Magazine. When Katy and Orlando moved into together, there were some obvious growing pains and boundary issues.
In an interview with Paper, Katy admitted to getting rid of one of Orlando’s personal possessions without him knowing. "I told him I got him a new one for Christmas. He said, 'Oh, this has been around the world for 10 years' and he wanted to keep it in a drawer. I was like, 'The moment you leave is the moment this thing is going in the trash.'"
8 She Occasionally Lets Her Jealousy Get The Best Of Her
Katy has everything going for her, but when it comes to her relationship with Orlando, she has been known to show a few insecurities. In December 2018, Orlando was auctioning off a date for charity. The winner of the date was… Katy Perry.
According to Nicki Swift, after a fan bid $20,000 on a date, Katy stepped in and ended the auction by buying the date for $50,000. “You can do a motorcycle ride with him to a lunch destination to have lunch with Orlando freaking Bloom,” Katy told the audience, according to People. “That also means that when you are on the motorcycle with him, you're holding him in a way that I am not excited about.”
7 And Katy Sometimes Shares Too Many Personal Details
Katy is one of music’s most out-there celebrities of modern times. She is loud and can sometimes have no filter. While Katy and Orlando have worked hard at keeping a lot of their personal relationship details private, Katy has been known to let a few things slip out every now and then.
During the couple’s break, Katy gave an interview with James Corden on The Late Late Show with James Corden. In the revealing discussion, Katy shared personal details about all of her previous boyfriends, including Orlando and John Mayer. She even went so far as to rate the men. And again in 2018, after her and Orlando’s reconnection, Katy let out a couple of racy remarks while admiring Orlando’s assets.
6 Orlando Has Been Known To Reveal Too Much, Too
Katy isn’t the only one who likes to share too much with the world. In August 2016, Orlando really put his whole self out there while paddle-boarding in Italy with Katy. The world was shown a side of Orlando we thought we’d never see.
Since the incident, Orlando has played innocent claiming he had no idea it would become what it did. “It was extremely surprising," he said in an interview with Elle. "I wouldn't have put myself in that position if I'd thought it would happen.” Given that the paparazzi is a big part of Katy and Orlando’s celebrity lives, it’s hard to imagine he didn’t see those images coming.
5 Katy And Orlando Have The Cutest Social Media Interactions
Nearly every couple today shares cutesy details about the love they share on social media, and to think Orlando and Katy would be any different is silly. Orlando is always there to offer encouraging words to Katy on her posts. And when Orlando posts very nice images of himself to his account, Katy is right there in the comments gushing on how much she appreciates her fiancé.
Katy shared her appreciation for Orlando on his birthday with a sweet message. Along with a personal photo of her man, she wrote, “Happiest 42nd birthday to the kindest and cutest man I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with.”
4 And They Totally Swoon Over Each Other All The Time
When Katy and Orlando talk about each other, it’s clear they are in love. Orlando has nothing but nice things to say about Katy and has called her “a remarkable human being.”
Katy has described her relationship with Orlando as an “End of the rainbow kind of love,” and refers to Orlando as an “angel.” She also has a cute and unique nickname for Orlando. During a concert in Tokyo, according to Hello Giggles, she dedicated her song, “Into Me You See,” to Orlando. She told the audience, “This next song is about being so loved and so seen that you never ever have felt this feeling before,” and told them it was for her “bubbadoo.”
3 She Threw Him A Sweet Surprise Birthday When He Turned 40
Orlando and Katy do tons of sweet things for each other, but one that still makes the top of the list is when Katy threw Orlando a special surprise birthday party for his 40th birthday in 2017. Katy knew this was a huge milestone for the movie star and took it upon herself to make it a memorable one.
She organized an exclusive party in Palm Springs with all of Orlando’s closest friends to celebrate the big day, according to Screen Rant. Guests were encouraged to wear onesies with Orlando’s face plastered all over them and she prepared a large white owl-shaped birthday cake with the words “Happy Birthday, Lando.” Orlando’s favorite part of the surprise, though, was Katy flying his mother in for the festivities.
2 They Are Supportive Of Each Other’s Careers
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom each have their respective accomplishments in life. And with each individual's success you can find the other person cheering them on the whole way. Orlando and Katy support each other’s careers in a way that is so special and sweet.
Katy Perry makes sure she takes time out of her busy schedule for Orlando. After the couple’s reconciliation in 2018, Katy flew to London to cheer Orlando on during his performance in the West End revival of Tracy Letts’s play Killer Joe. She even posted a photo of the playbill with heart-filled stickers over Orlando’s picture. Since getting back together, the couple vowed to make their relationship their main priority in life.
1 Orlando Is A Big Fan Of Idol
When Katy Perry joined Idol as a judge for the ABC reboot in 2018, fans weren’t sure what to expect. However, now with Season Two in action, it’s clear Katy is a perfect judge, mentor and friend for the show – and Orlando agrees.
Katy shared with fans on social media, according to Good Housekeeping, that Orlando watches every episode of the show with her and even tries to get her to reveal who goes to Hollywood before it’s announced. Orlando watches all of Katy’s hilarious antics and innocent flirting with contestants and enjoys the whole thing.
In an interview on Live With Kelly and Ryan, Katy shared that she would love for her fellow judge Lionel Richie to sing at their upcoming wedding!
Sources: Refinery29, People, Paper, Elle, Screen Rant