From the Golden Globes to a "spiritual journey."

By Christopher Luu
Dec 07, 2020 @ 4:27 pm
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With a new baby, iconic relationship moments, and some very scandalous situations, it feels like Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have been together for decades, but it all goes back to 2016, the Golden Globes, and In-N-Out Burger. 

Previously, Bloom was married to Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr (they share a son, Flynn) and Perry was previously married to Russell Brand. After those relationships, the two managed to find each other in the blinding lights of Hollywood. Here's everything you need to know about how the superstars ended up together and all the ups and downs of their relationship.

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January 2016

Perry and Bloom are seen flirting at a Golden Globes after-party.

"Katy and Orlando had a total dance-off — it was the best part of the party," a source told Us Weekly. "Katy literally dropped to the floor and was waving her booty around, beckoning Orlando."

Later that same month, they watch a performance of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey in L.A. together.

April 2016

Bloom and Perry are seen together at Coachella, E! News reports.

May 2016

Though they deny rumors that they're together, reports emerge that they're actively trying to avoid being photographed. At various events, like the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, they're seated separately. However, at that same event, Perry makes things Instagram official ... sort of.

She posts a photo of the two of them splayed out on a staircase in Cannes.

August 2016

Bloom is photographed nude while he and Perry take in an afternoon of paddleboarding. 

"It was extremely surprising," he told British Elle. "I wouldn’t have put myself in that position if I'd thought it would happen. I've been photographed a million times in a million ways. I have a good radar."

October 2016

They make an appearance at Kate Hudson's Halloween party. Perry dresses as Hillary Clinton. Bloom dressed as Donald Trump.

March 2017

Us Weekly reports the two are taking a hiatus from the relationship. "Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time," their reps told the magazine in a statement.

Perry also addressed the news on Twitter.

Three years after the breakup, Perry told SiriusXM's CBC Radio One that she contemplated suicide after their breakup, which coincided with the release of her album Witness

"I had broken up with my boyfriend, who is now my baby-daddy-to-be, and then I was excited about flying high off the next record," Perry said. "But the validation did not make me high, and so I just crashed."

June 2017

In an interview with Glamour, Perry ranks her ex-boyfriends' sexual prowess. The order goes: John Mayer first, Bloom is second, and then Diplo.

August 2017

Bloom and Perry are seen together at Ed Sheeran's concert in Los Angeles.

"I think people are in and out of your life. It's nice to keep people you love around you," she said during an appearance on Sirius XM's The Morning Mashup, according to Page Six.

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November 2017

Bloom told Elle U.K. that he and Perry were "friends."

"It's good. We're all grown-up," he said. "She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don't think anybody cares what I'm up to. Nor should they. It's between us."

February 2018

The couple is officially back together. She would go on to tell Entertainment Tonight, "I have been spoken for and speak for myself."

April 2018

Perry was one of the speakers at the United to Cure event in Rome. She and Bloom casually meet the Pope on the trip.

September 2018

Bloom and Perry appear on the red carpet together for the first time. After the rumors, the Instagram posts, and the nude paddleboarding, things are officially official at the Gala for the Global Ocean in Monaco.

December 2018

Perry performs at One Love Malibu, a fundraiser for families affected by the Woolsey Fire. At the event, she auctioned off a date with Bloom.

"You're holding him in a way that I am not excited about," she said as she announced the package, which included a motorcycle ride and lunch. "You're holding his pecs and his six-pack — and it's so glorious. You get to hold on to Orlando for about 45 minutes [...] and then, you get to stare into his brown eyes!"

Bidding reached $20,000 thanks to an overzealous guest named Laura, but Perry wasn't having it.

"Laura, I'm sorry. I'm buying it for $50,000," she said before dropping the microphone.

Bloom also shared the couple's holiday card. It was from Perry, Bloom's son, Flynn, and all of their pets. 

February 2019

Bloom proposes to Perry with a daisy-shaped ring.

"Full bloom," Perry wrote on Instagram, showing off her new bauble.

Three months later, Perry shared more details about the proposal during an interview on Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp.

"It was Valentine's Day and I had to work that day," she said. "I just remember meeting him at dinner at this place, this Italian restaurant, because when I get a pass, I just want to stuff my face with pasta."

"So I get there and, I mean, he's like clean-shaven. He's not wearing tennis shoes. I'm like, 'Ah shit, something is going down!'" she continued. "I got on a helicopter and he asked me to marry him, and then we landed on this building and then went downstairs and my family and friends were there and the most flowers you've ever seen."

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Perry said that she hit and Bloom had an instant connection after the Globes in 2016.

"We bonded over an In-N-Out burger about three years [ago] at the Golden Globes. He stole one off of my table," she said. "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.'"

August 2019

Perry said that she's not 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," Bloom said during an appearance on the Today show. "And we're both fully aware of that. She's remarkable and so I'm always so impressed with that and I'm encouraged."

January 2020

In an interview with Vogue India, Perry called Bloom "an anchor who holds me down" and "very real."

"He's not the number one fan of Katy Perry, but he's the number one fan of Katheryn Hudson," she said.

"Orlando is like a sage. When we first met, he said we would pull the poison out of each other, and we really do," she added. "It's exhausting, but we really hold each other accountable. I've never had a partner who was willing to go on an emotional and spiritual journey like Orlando. It's challenging because you're facing all the things you don't like about yourself. It's like a never-ending cleanse."

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March 2020

In her music video "Never Worn White" Perry announced that she and Bloom are expecting their first child together.

April 2020

Perry announces that the baby is a girl with a snapshot of Bloom with his face smeared with pink icing.

August 2020

In an interview with The Times of London, Perry said the two of them are connected by "spiritual evolution."

"He's very sensitive. Very emotionally evolved. He gets up at 7 a.m. and chants for an hour. One of the things that binds us is our desire to be more spiritually evolved? And our desire to investigate that realm? One of our main love languages is the spiritual evolution," she said. "We love mysticism, conspiracies, aliens, all that stuff. We love an adventure of the mind. That's definitely something we are bound by."

August 26, 2020

Perry and Bloom's announced the birth of their daughter, Daisy Dove, via an Instagram post by UNICEF.

"We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter," the couple told UNICEF. "But we know we're the lucky ones and not everyone can have a birthing experience as peaceful as ours was. Communities around the world are still experiencing a shortage of healthcare workers and every eleven seconds a pregnant woman or newborn dies, mostly from preventable causes."

"In celebration of the heart we know our daughter already has, we have set up a donation page to celebrate DDB's arrival," they continued. "By supporting them, you are supporting a safe start to life and reimagining a healthier world for every child."

October 2020

Bloom talks about Daisy Dove 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," Bloom said.