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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's relationship timeline

The California Gurlz singer and Pirates of the Caribbean star have the sweetest love story

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Eve Crosbie
Eve CrosbieTV & Film Writer
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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are the A-list power couple that no one saw coming.

The American Idol judge and the Hollywood heartthrob have been together for a number of years, and share regular updates about the ups and downs of their relationship while staying clear of the rumours that they may have secretly tied the knot.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom staring at each other and smiling on a red carpet© Photo: Getty Images

Katy and Orlando together in 2021

But how much do you know about their five-year romance? From their flirty first meeting to their epic pregnancy announcement, keep reading for a complete rundown of their relationship timeline...

Who is Katy Perry? 

Katy Perry is an American singer-songwriter. She was born in Santa Barbara, California on 25 October 1984 to Pentecostal pastors Mary Christine (née Perry) and Maurice Keith Hudson, and has a younger brother named David, who is also a singer, and an older sister, Angela.

After leaving high school to pursue a career in music, her incredible singing voice caught the attention of rock artists Steve Thomas and Jennifer Knapp from Nashville, Tennessee, where she started recording demos and learned how to write songs and play the guitar.

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Katy Perry rose to fame with her 2008 album, One of the Boys

She rose to fame in 2008 with her album, One of the Boys, which featured her chart-topping hit 'I Kissed A Girl', as well as her follow-up single, 'Hot n Cold'. 

While Katy usually appears on TV screens as a judge on American Idol, she will be seen taking to the stage on Sunday night for King Charles' coronation concert at Windsor Castle to mark the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. She will perform alongside other major musicians, including Lionel Richie and Take That. 

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Katy Perry leaves Westminster Abbey following the coronation ceremony of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on May 6, 2023 in London, England. The Coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as King and Queen of the United K© WPA Pool
Katy Perry is set to perform at King Charles' coronation concert

Who is Orlando Bloom?

Orlando Bloom is an English actor, who hails from Canterbury in Kent. He was born on 13 January 1977 and was named after the 16th-century English composer Orlando Gibbons.

He initially believed his biological father was his mother Sonia Constance Josephine's husband, the South African-born anti-apartheid novelist Harry Bloom, but later learned that his mother's family friend and partner, Colin Stone, was his real dad. 

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Orlando is known for playing Legolas in The Lord of the Rings film series

Orlando landed his breakout role in 2001, playing Legolas in The Lord of the Rings film series. He went on to appear in several major Hollywood movies, including the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, in which he played Will Turner, and The Three Musketeers.

How did Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom meet?

Katy, 38, and Orlando, 46, first crossed paths in 2016, when they both attended the annual Golden Globe awards ceremony.

Recalling how they hit it off at an after-party for the awards ceremony, Katy told Jimmy Kimmel in an interview: "We bonded over an In-N-Out burger about three years [ago] at the Golden Globes. He stole one off of my table."

"He took it, and I was like, 'Wait! Who - oh, you're so hot. Fine, take it!' And then I saw him at a party, and I was like, 'How are those onions resting on your molars?' He's like, 'I like you.'"

Orlando Bloom kissing Katy Perry on a red carpet© Photo: Getty Images

Katy and Orlando met at the Golden Globes in 2016

In the following months, they were spotted getting cosy at Cannes Film Festival, Coachella and Kate Hudson's annual Halloween bash, where the pair – who are big fans of couple costumes – went hilariously co-ordinated as presidential candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump.

In 2022, the 'California Gurlz' singer opened up about what had first drawn her to the British actor: "He's just really got this happy, [positive] vibes," she told the Dear Chelsea podcast. "I'm a little bit more heady and prone to depression in some ways — and so it's good for me to be around him because he gets me out of my head a little bit."

Did Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom split?

In March 2017, just over a year after they first hit it off, the couple went their separate ways. Katy revealed while talking to SiriusXM's CBC Radio One that she really struggled to put on a happy face in order to promote her latest album, Witness, as she dealt with the devastating split.

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However, she was quick to highlight to her fans that she and Orlando remained close. "You can still be friends & love your former partners! No one's a victim or a villain," she wrote on Instagram.

Eventually, this amiable split led the couple to reconnect, and the relationship was revealed to be back on in February 2018 when Orlando accompanied Katy on a trip to Rome. A few months later, in September, they made their first-ever joint red carpet appearance at a gala in Monaco.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom photographed on a red carpet© Photo: Getty Images

The couple stepped out for their first red carpet appearance together in 2018

Things got serious in the following months and on Valentine's Day 2019, the Hollywood actor popped the question with a daisy-shaped ring. They both shared the same snap to Instagram, with Orlando captioning it "Lifetimes" and Katy opting for: "Full bloom". The A-list pair went on to celebrate their huge relationship development with a ski trip in Colorado.

Is Katy Perry married to Orlando Bloom?

Following their engagement, Katy and Orlando, who have both been married once before, expressed that they weren't in a rush to get married. "It's important to me that we are aligned - I've been married and divorced and I don't want to do it again," the Pirates of the Caribbean actor said during an appearance on the Today Show.

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"And we're both fully aware of that. She's remarkable and so I'm always so impressed with that and I'm encouraged."

A selfie of Katy and Orlando which only shows their right eyes and Katys daisy engagement ring© Photo: Instagram

Katy and Orlando's engagement photo

A year on from their pregnancy announcement and with the global health crisis still not over, the couple sparked speculation that they had secretly tied the knot after Katy was spotted wearing a gold band on her ring finger. The 'Firework' singer was papped with the new accessory on the island of Hawaii, where she has been spending the last few weeks with family and friends.

However, Katy later cleared up the media confusion around her and Orlando's relationship status in February 2022, explaining they were still yet to wed. "We're still trying to work out destination/location," she revealed on The Kyle and Jackie O Show, adding honestly: "Every couple of months there's a 'new variant', 'new variant', 'new variant.'"

Do Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have children?

Yes, Katy and Orlando are parents to two children. Since getting together with the Pirates of the Caribbean star, Katy has been a step-mom to 12-year-old Flynn, who is Orlando's child from his previous marriage to Australian model Miranda Kerr.

Katy and Miranda have a great relationship, with the model having explained on the Moments with Candace Parker podcast that the singer helps her deal with her "annoying brother" of an ex. "She helps me deal with him," Miranda said, adding: "And I'm so grateful that she's there because it takes the pressure off me."

Orlando Bloom smiling as he holds a young Flynn© Photo: Getty Images

Orlando with his son Flynn in 2014

In March 2020, just before the world completely shut down due to the global pandemic, Katy announced to fans that she and Orlando were expecting their first child together by revealing her growing baby bump in the music video for her song 'Never Worn White'.

WATCH: Katy Perry comments on her "angel" Daisy Dove

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Their baby, a healthy little girl named Daisy Dove Bloom, was born in August 2020. During an Instagram Live, Katy opened up about her little girl: "She's changed my life and still continues to change my life. I created space for her and therefore didn't have the extra time that I have had in the past 35 years, and so I had to create space and I'm glad I did."

A black and white photo of two hands holding a little babys hand. One of the adults thumbs has a daisy painted on it© Photo: Instagram

Daisy Dove Bloom was born in August 2020

Orlando likewise gushed when talking about their now 2-year-old daughter during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "It was funny because when she first came out I was like, 'Oh it's me it's a mini-me!' Then, fortunately, she got those Katy blues which was perfect," he said.

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The couple haven't shut down the idea of trying to have a second child together, but for now they are happy as they are enjoying domestic bliss at home with Flynn and Daisy. However, with Katy having commented that becoming a mother was "the best decision I've ever made" a second baby certainly could be in the couple's future.

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