One of the biggest celebrity couples to make headlines in 2016 were Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry, whose romance reportedly began in January of that year. After just over a year of dating, the couple decided to take some time apart in March 2017, putting out a statement to the press that read: "Before rumours or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time."
“Respectful, loving space”? Those aren’t terms we normally associate with a break-up, but clearly Perry and Bloom were clearly different, and although we were disappointed to see the two split, it seemed like they were still very much on good terms.
Well, speculation over Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry getting back together heated up at the start of the year when the two were pictured spending New Year’s together in Japan, and then again in January were spotted holidaying together in the Maldives.
More and more pictures of the two hanging out kept popping up, which had everyone wondering if Bloom and Perry were officially an item once more. While they seem to be doing their best to keep their relationship status on the down-low, it’s hard not to be convinced that the couple is back on.
While you might be an avid Katy-Kat or a Bloom-bot, do you really know what this couple is like as a twosome?
With that in mind, here are 15 Secrets Behind Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom’s Relationship.
15 Katy Wooed Orlando With A Dance-Off
The sparks between Perry and Bloom first began to fly - publicly, at least - back in January 2016 when the two stars were both seen attending the Weinstein Company-Netflix Golden Globes after party. The event was held at Sunset Tower in Los Angeles, and from the wayPerry and Bloom were apparently flirting all night, it wasn’t surprising then that the two would soon be riding off into a sunset of their own.
According to a source at US Magazine, Perry and Bloom were very close for much of the night and Perry reportedly initiated a dance-off with Bloom, which was “the best part of the party.” US Magazine revealed that “Katy literally dropped to the floor and was waving her booty around, beckoning Orlando.”
Katy Perry is known for being quite the extrovert, whose fashion and opinions have been known create a media-buzz around them. It’s not hard then to imagine Perry getting lively on the dance floor, but Bloom getting down and throwing shapes? We wish we could have seen that happen.
This, according to those attending the party, was really when Perry and Bloom looked like they might become an official item. Even in pictures taken that night, the two look like they really hit it off. Late during that same month, Perry and Bloom were spotted on multiple occasions enjoying each other’s company.
14 Katy Has A Strange Nickname For Orlando
Most couples end up having one or more nicknames for each other. Whether it’s a standard “babe”, “honey”, “darling”, or “boo” or something more personal, it’s likely that these pet names are kept under wraps, only used in the privacy of the couple’s own company.
Well, it seems like Katy Perry has no qualms about sharing her cutesy name for her maybe-lover Orlando Bloom, as she effused over him at a recent gig in Japan. Performing in front of thousands of fans for the Witness World Tour taking place in the Saitama Super Arena, it seemed like Perry dedicated one of her songs to her on-again love-interest. She told the crowd: “I feel very loved and this next song is about being so loved and so seen that you never, ever, have felt this feeling before. This feeling of love.” She then added: “This is called Into Me You See, for Bubbadoo.”
“Bubbadoo”? Well it’s not exactly the most conventional nickname, but it seems like it was certainly said with love.
Speculation over this pet name being in reference to Orlando Bloom was supported by the fact that Perry had previously been spotted wearing a bracelet, said to be a gift from Bloom, with this word on it.
13 Those Paddle Board Pictures Caught Everyone, Including Orlando, By Surprise
It’s likely most people know what “those paddle board” pictures is in reference to, but just in case you were in a social media and news blackout back in August 2016, here’s the lowdown on the pictures that showcased Bloom’s down-low.
While Bloom and Perry were still an official couple back in 2916, the two took a vacation to Italy and were snapped by the paparazzi enjoying a very good time together on the beach. We all know vacation time is when you’re supposed to be your most relaxed self and let yourself hang loose, but it seems like Orlando Bloom took this a little bit too literally while paddle boarding with Katy Perry.
However, while we might have taken Orlando for a potential naturist, it seems that the actor had no idea that he was being stalked by the paps that day.
Speaking to Elle UK, Bloom admitted that the whole thing came as a huge shock to him: “It was extremely surprising,' he said. 'I wouldn't have put myself in that position if I'd thought it would happen.' He went on to add: “I've been photographed a million times in a million ways. I have a good radar,' he admitted. 'We'd been completely alone for five days. Nothing around us. There was no way anyone could get anything. So I had a moment of feeling free.'
Clearly Bloom will think twice before feeling that free again on vacation again.
12 Katy Perry Is Ready To Settle Down?
Since reportedly getting back together, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have been keeping any news related to their relationship pretty quiet. Both Perry and Bloom are contentedly busy at the moment working on their own projects, but since the rumor mill started turning again over their getting back together, the two have been spotted vacationing together and hanging out casually with one another.
According to a close source to Katy who spoke to Hollywood Life, “Katy doesn’t want to make things very secret with Orlando Bloom, and if he wanted to marry her and have children, she would be all in.”
It seems there’s a lot of affection between Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, and even when they split up, they parted on very amicable terms.
With her public song dedication to “bubbadoo” Bloom, and her openly flirtatious comments on the actor’s social media pages, Perry doesn’t look like she’s shying away from making her feelings known for him.
The couple have still yet to officially announce their relationship status, but clearly those sources think Perry’s ready to go all in with Bloom. We’ll just have to wait and see if this couple does indeed take the plunge and get hitched. Until then, we can all imagine those chiseled cheek-raven haired babies they might someday have.
11 Their Relationship Got Some Divine Intervention
While most of us settle for going to dinner or catching a movie with a date, clearly these normal activities are just a little too everyday for Perry and Bloom. The two were recently photographed together meeting none other than the Pope himself during a recent visit to Rome.
Katy Perry traveled to Vatican City between April 26th to 28th in order to attend the Unite to Cure conference, where she was scheduled to talk about meditation with a whole host of other experts and leading figures in the fields of entertainment, media, and technology.
Orlando Bloom was in on the action too as he was seen accompanying Perry on her Roman holiday.
Both Perry and Bloom were dressed in black as they attended the conference and got the special opportunity to meet Pope Francis.
If this little couple’s trip to meet God’s right-hand man wasn’t enough to convince everyone that their romance might be back on, then Katy Perry’s Instagram story caption definitely set off some signals that the two might be back together: “Happy Saturday everyone, I’m here in Rome at the Vatican, to speak on meditation. I’m with my momma, my darling, and my manager, Steve! It’s a great day!”
A divine presence and a trip to Rome? Sounds pretty great indeed, Katy.
10 They Love Playing Dress-Up
Every couple tends to have an activity or hobby they enjoy doing together, and for Perry and Bloom it seems to be playing dress-up. The two have been snapped in all sorts of wacky and fun costumes over the course of their relationship and friendship, and it seems like shedding off the banality of reality is their go-to passtime. Perry and Bloom have a knack for getting couples’ costumes just right, and we’ve been treated to some behind-the-scenes pics of their dress-up antics.
Back in October 2016, Perry and Bloom made headlines for their spot-on portrayals of some of America’s most known politicians when they attended Kate Hudson’s Halloween party together. Katy Perry wowed everyone with her uncanny Hillary Clinton costume, donning a red pantsuit and prosthetic makeup in order to get the presidential candidate just right. While many at first thought that the Bill Clinton who stood next to her was Orlando, it turns out that Bloom was actually the orange-haired, clown-looking Trump behind the Clintons in the photos.
Aside from making political statements with their dress-up activities, Perry and Bloom were also spotted recently wearing Mario and Luigi costumes and riding go-karts while in Tokyo, Japan together.
Maybe their secret to a happy romance is pretending to be someone else?
9 Katy Threw Bloom An Owl and Orlando-Themed Birthday Party
It’s hard to tell just by looking at him, but dashing Orlando Bloom is 41 years old. Clearly great genes run in his family, as anyone would be hard pressed to believe that our favorite elf is over the 40 mark.
Hitting the big 4-0 is a pretty big milestone, and luckily for Bloom, Katy Perry was on the case to make his birthday a mighty memorable one.
To help ring in his 40th in January 2017, Perry organized an exclusive party in Palm Springs, inviting all of Orlando’s nearest and dearest to celebrate his big day in style. One of the highlights for Orlando was seeing his mother there for the festivities, who’d been flown in by Perry especially for the event.
Of course, no event thrown by Katy Perry would be complete without some weird and wonderful details, so the guests were encouraged to wear onesies with close-up pictures Bloom’s face all over them. For some reason, Perry also planned a kooky birthday cake, shaped like a big, white owl with the words “Happy birthday Lando” iced onto it. From the pictures that came out of the birthday bash, it looks like a great time was had by all.
8 Orlando and Katy's Dog Mix-up
A lot of pictures of both Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom show them in the company, together and individually, with their furry best friends, their trusted pups. It’s clear from the photos that these two celebrities love their dogs an awful lot, and who could blame them? They are two of the cutest dogs around, and clearly very photogenic puppies.
Both Nugget, Perry’s dog, and Mighty, Bloom’s pup, are almost identical, as they are both similarly colored teacup poodles. A lot of news came out that after Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry split up, Bloom was still hanging out with Perry’s dog Nugget. While this would have made for cute news, that the couple were clearly still close enough for him to be hanging out with her dog, it turns out that the dog being snapped with Bloom most often was being mistaken for Perry’s dog, and was actually Bloom’s pup Mighty all along.
It’s sweet that aside from sharing a passion for dress-up and travelling, Kate and Orlando also share a love for teacup poodles.
Next time you see Bloom with a pup, spare a thought for Mighty and let him get some of that limelight Nugget is clearly unwittingly stealing.
7 Orlando's Instagram Shade
Social media is great for following people you care about and getting a sneak-peek into strangers’ lives, but it seems that Perry and Bloom have also been using it as a very public platform to exchange flirtatious witticisms and dole out some pieces of truth.
If pictures and speculation weren’t enough to make everyone think Perry and Bloom were back on, then the fact that they’ve been openly commenting on and liking each other’s social media posts could be a big flag indicating the couple are once more romantically involved.
While there have been many instances documenting Perry and Bloom liking each others’ Instagram posts, there was one particular clip posted by Katy that caught everyone’s eye. Why? Because it looked like Bloom was serving up some hot tea to Perry.
The clip in question shows Perry catching the bridal bouquet at a wedding and running away in panic. The clip is followed with the caption: “When you crave companionship but run from love when you get it.” Although clearly phrased in a jokey way to match the clip, the caption may actually be revealing some home truths in the way Katy’s been feeling.
Meanwhile, Orlando took to Instagram, commenting on the clip: “You can run but you can’t hide… from YOURSELF.” It looks like Bloom is publicly serving up some deep truths to Perry. Maybe she’ll take his thoughts on board going forward.
6 They Vacationed Together After they Broke Up
Nothing says romance quite like a lover’s getaway, and Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry have definitely had their fair share of jet-setting together.
Obviously there was the trip to Italy from which we got the infamous paddle board pictures, but the couple have also gone to Japan multiple times together, presumably because it’s one of Perry’s favorite places.
Aside from the trips Perry and Bloom have taken together while being an official couple, the duo have also been snapped vacationing together post-breakup.
How many people can say that they’ve voluntarily gone on vacation with their ex?
Clearly Perry and Bloom have a great friendship outside of the romance they shared, as this type of amicable vacationing with someone you once considered your partner is highly unusual.
As noted above, the two were recently in Rome together where they met the Pope, and they were in Tokyo, Japan as well in March of this year. Earlier in 2018, they were spotted hanging around Prague together and in January they took a trip to the Maldives.
In the pictures, the two look very close and friendly, and could be mistaken as either friends or lovers. Or maybe, the best of both. Either way, these two love to get away together and they sure look like they’re having fun, no matter their relationship status.
5 They Get Political Together
Having the same political views as your partner doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have an easier relationship, but Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom proved that getting political together certainly was a bonding experience.
Back in the summer of 2016, when the American presidential race was still very much on and people were campaigning like crazy to see their preferred candidate be elected into office, Bloom and Perry were getting in on the action too, and showing their Democratic beliefs.
Katy Perry was invited to perform at the Democratic National Convention, and she sang her song “Rise” to the huge crowd that was in attendance. Although he himself wouldn’t have a vote in the election, none other than beau Orlando was there to lend his support to his songstress girlfriend.
Katy Perry had been on the road with Hillary Clinton on her campaign trail, and performed for Clinton several times over the course of the campaign. Bloom could be seen in the crowd at the DNC, looking very proud of Katy and taking pictures and videos of her while she performed.
Perry was one of many very vocal celebrities in favor of Hillary Clinton becoming president, and her song “Rise” that she performed at the DNC become one of the theme tunes of Clinton’s campaign.
4 Katy's brother threw pie in Orlando's face
Nothing says “official couple” quite like meeting the parents, and Bloom seemingly struck all the right chords with Perry’s family as he has reportedly spent quite a number of holidays and occasions with Perry’s clan.
Having clearly made a good impression on Katy Perry’s family during Thanksgiving 2016, Bloom was again joined his girlfriend's family over the festive season in order to send time with them at Christmas that year. Travelling to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the couple spent some good old-fashion down-time with each other, as well as the members of Katy’s family.
However, things got a little messy when fun and games turned to getting pied in the face. The Perry family decided it would be a great idea to whip out their Hasbro’s Pie Face Showdown game, and things went from civil to hilarious in no time at all. When it was Orlando’s turn to play the game, he went up against Katy’s brother David Hudson. While it looked like Bloom was going to win the game and not get messy, someone took action quickly and shoved a pie in his face.
A cute, fun joke, or some unleashed animosity towards Bloom? Only the Perry family and Bloom will ever know.
3 Miranda Kerr Approves of Perry Dating Her Ex
As many will know, Orlando Bloom was once married to supermodel Miranda Kerr. The two shared a 6-year marriage which ended in 2013 and they had a son, Flynn, together too. After Kerr and Bloom split, the model went on to marry Snapchat CEO and founder Evan Spiegel in May 2017, while Bloom enjoyed a romance with Perry, which is now apparently back on.
Before Perry and Bloom split, Miranda Kerr opened up to Vogue to talk a little bit about how she was dealing with the romance that had blossomed between her ex-husband and the “I Kissed A Girl” singer. Of course, one of the difficulties in any divorced relationship is how the kids involved will get along with new partners that are introduced.
Speaking about Katy Perry and her relationship with son Flynn, Kerr said: “Yeah, they’re great. They get along really well. We are a modern family. Orlando and I, we’re literally like family. Like a brother. It’s very weird, but we really care for each other and have a great relationship, so we’re very lucky.”
It’s refreshing to see how open and relaxed Kerr is about the changes her family is going through, and clearly Perry has gotten her seal of approval if Kerr is happy to let the singer hang out with her precious son.
2 When Perry Ranked Her Previous Boyfriends, Bloom Didn't Come Out On Top
While spilling the truth about the performances of your previous partners might sound like a great way to spend a night in with friends over some junk food, getting real about how your past lovers compare to each other can be pretty awkward when put on the spot about it in public.
One of the ways in which Katy Perry promoted her album “Witness” was by live streaming herself, and at one point James Corden tagged along to see if she’s dish some scoop about her private life.
Being the cheeky talk show host that he is, Corden asked Perry: “This is working on the notion that they’re all good, rank Diplo, John Mayer and Orlando Bloom.” Talk about an awkward question there. Unsurprisingly, Katy Perry was taken aback by the question and was very reluctant to give Corden any kind of answer.
However, Corden pressed the singer to give some kind of answer, and eventually Katy kid of dodged the bullet by bringing in a completely different man into the mix, saying that Josh Groban was actually the best, and that her song “The One That Got Away” was in reference to him.
Even though this was a completely fair, and honestly very open answer from Perry, Corden still wasn’t satisfied and pushed the singer to answer his initial question. Finally, Katy gave in, conceding that Diplo was in third place, followed by Bloom, then Mayer.
1 Relationship Status: It's Complicated
As we’ve seen, Perry and Bloom have shared a close relationship even when they’re not apparently officially dating, as the two have been spotted vacationing with each other, flirting over social media, and being snapped in pictures together.
It’s clear that the two celebs care a lot for one another, but while we might be speculating over whether or not they’re officially an item, the truth is the two have yet to confirm or deny a romantic relationship with one another.
A source close to the couple told E! News that Bloom and Perry “talk all the time” and went on to add that “They haven't called each other boyfriend or girlfriend yet but it's [kind of] known to their close circle."
It sounds like the couple are just trying to keep things on the down-low, which was confirmed by another source when speaking to People: “They are dating, but not necessarily putting a label on it. They are not girlfriend and boyfriend. They do seem very happy together though. Orlando always had the nicest things to say about Katy. He loves spending time with her.”
Time will tell how long this “no-label” status will carry on for, but in the meantime, it’s nice to see two people enjoying each other’s company so much and having nothing but nice things to say about one another. How many of us can say the same about our exes?
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