Still going strong! Katy Perry and fiancé Orlando Bloom have been together since January 2016, and there seems to be no end in sight for the two of them. In fact, the duo is planning a wedding despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and recently announced they welcomed their first child together.
“We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” the pop star and actor, who are UNICEF Goodwill Ambassadors, told the agency in a joint statement on August 26, 2020, of their baby girl, Daisy Dove Bloom.
That said, their relationship wasn’t always easy, and the pair briefly split in 2017. In June 2020, the “Dark Horse” songstress revealed she was suicidal following their uncoupling.
“I had broken up with my boyfriend, who is now my baby daddy-to-be,” she told CBC Radio of the Pirates of the Caribbean star. “And then I was excited about flying high off the next record. But the validation did not make me high, and so I just crashed.”
Katy added that her faith helped her heal. “Hope has always been an option for me because of my relationship with God and something that is bigger than me. Of course, if I am the one controlling my destiny, I am going to be the one driving it into the ground,” she disclosed, adding that everyone “has a purpose” and she’s “not disposable.”
Orlando and Katy were first spotted getting cozy at a Golden Globes afterparty in 2016. Observers told Us Weekly at the time that they were “extremely flirty and whispering to each other” at the shindig. “He would lean in to whisper into her ear and touch the small of her back as they chatted,” one insider told the outlet.
“Katy was showing Orlando her phone,” the source went on to say. “They were both smiling and laughing and then he took her phone and started typing on it.” They left together, and apparently one thing led to another because they attended Coachella together that April and their blossoming romance eventually developed into a full-blown relationship.
The singer made their relationship official on Instagram in May 2016. Katy posted a photo of the two of them lying on the steps of a large building in Cannes, France, and captioned it, “We cannes’t.” Too cute!
The couple broke up for a bit in late February 2017. “Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time,” their reps told Us Weekly in a statement. But in April 2018, when the American Idol cojudges joked about her dating a contestant, Katy told Entertainment Tonight, “No, I’m sorry I have been spoken for and speak for myself. And I’m very happy!”
By the end of April, the couple were visiting the Vatican together and met the Pope. It sounds like things never really went got nasty between them — they eventually just found their way back to one another.
Finally, just a day after Valentine’s Day 2019, Katy took to Instagram to share a photo of herself with Orlando — with a big, beautiful ring on her finger. “Full Bloom,” she captioned the exciting snapshot. The duo got engaged!
When it comes to planning the big day, a source exclusively told Life & Style in November 2019 that Orlando’s son will be a big factor in the ceremony. “Flynn will play a special part,” the insider dished. “Katy’s extremely close to him.”
Scroll through the gallery below to take a look back at Katy and Orlando’s relationship.
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