Katy Perry isn’t one to hold her tongue, whether giving honest feedback on “American Idol” or dishing on her love life. Perry shared on social media one piece of what makes her relationship with fiance Orlando Bloom last.
“Orlando and I’s initials are O.K.,” wrote Perry in an April 30 Instagram post. “We continuously put in the work to make sure they aren’t 🚨K.O.🚨.”
In response, Bloom took to the comment section, writing: “I love you and our love ❤️ bombs💥 wouldn’t have it any other way 😍.”
The posts’ public love fest wouldn’t be the first time the two took to social media to profess their appreciation for one another. On a February 21 Instagram post, Bloom posted a picture of the two with a simple caption, “My ❤️.”
Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom’s Relationship: ‘Really, Really, Really Challenging’
While Perry and Bloom have a picture-perfect romance on social media, that wasn’t always the case. During their seven-year relationship, they experienced a breakup prior to their engagement.
According to People, Perry and Bloom first met in 2016 at a Golden Globes after-party, where they fought over a burger. They “went Instagram public” in May 2016 and dated until February 2017 but took a hiatus until February 2018, when they vacationed together, according to the outlet. In September 2018, they appeared at the Gala for Global Ocean at the Opera of Mente-Carlo in Monaco red carpet. Bloom proposed to Perry on Valentine’s Day in 2019, she revealed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” at the time.
The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted their original wedding plans, but the couple had a daughter in August 2020, announcing her birth on social media via UNICEF.
While on “The Drew Barrymore Show” on September 13, 2022, Perry opened up about her past relationships, Rhianna throwing her a bachelorette party, her ties to and love for Las Vegas, and admitting that she always found love to be challenging.
“I’ve always had a challenging time with love and relationships and maybe not being attracted to the right kind of people sometimes,” she said. “And I wanted to be attracted to someone who is kind and consistent and showed up for me. So I did all the work to do that, and it’s paid off.”
Bloom was candid about Perry, who he called his “life partner” and “baby mama,” in his February 2023 cover story for Flaunt. The article is accompanied by pictures and video, along with Bloom gushing about his relationship and what it’s like being with someone who is also creative.
“We’re in two very different pools,” he said. “Sometimes things are really, really, really, challenging. I won’t lie. We definitely battle with our emotions and creativity, [but] I think we’re both aware of how blessed we are to have uniquely connected in the way that we did at the time that we did, and there’s definitely never a dull moment.”
Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom Haven’t Updated Fans on Their Wedding Plans
While Perry and Bloom have no public date to tie the knot, during her February 8, 2022, interview on the “Kyle & Jackie O radio show,” Perry shared her desire for a certain kind of wedding and the toll the pandemic was taking on planning.
“It’s a destination location that, like, you know, we’re still trying for it to work out,” Perry said. “But every couple of months, it’s like, ‘New variant! New variant! New variant!'”
“I love a big celebration,” she said on “The Drew Barrymore Show” in September 2022. “I am all about big, fun, exotic, great celebrations. So, hopefully, soon.”