- Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry have reportedly gotten engaged on Thursday.
- Bloom and Perry have been very private about their relationship and are rarely seen at events or red carpets together.
- They were spotted together for the first time in January 2016 and became “Instagram official” five months later.
- They split in February 2017 and didn’t confirm their reunion until April 2018.
While Bloom and Perry have kept their ups and downs fairly private, they have notched some public milestones over the last three years. Here’s a complete timeline of their relationship.
They were first spotted together in January 2016.
Bloom and Perry were photographed getting very close at CAA’s 2016 Golden Globes after party. Anonymous attendees told Us Weekly that the two were also seen dancing together.
“Katy and Orlando Bloom had a total dance-off – it was the best part of the party,” one source said. “Katy literally dropped to the floor and was waving her booty around, beckoning Orlando.”
They were both at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, but didn’t arrive to any public events together.
An anonymous attendee of the amfAR Gala at the Cannes Film Festival, which took place on May 19, 2016, told Us Weekly that Bloom and Perry would whisper to each other from adjacent tables throughout the evening – but the in-house photographers “were advised not to take any pictures of the pair when they were chatting.”
They became “Instagram official” on May 20, 2016.
It appears that Bloom and Perry spent more time together in France than paparazzi and photographers were able to capture.
When Perry posted a photo of the couple in Cannes on Instagram, many took it to be an official confirmation of their relationship.
The couple had their first scandal in August 2016.
The two were photographed paddleboarding while on vacation together in Italy – and Bloom made headlines for going nude.
“It was extremely surprising,” he later told ELLE UK about the photos. “I wouldn’t have put myself in that position if I’d thought it would happen.”
They wore coordinating Halloween costumes in October 2016.
Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Perry dressed as Hillary Clinton and Michael Kives dressed as Bill Clinton. Bloom dressed as a “Trump troll.”
In February 2017, Bloom and Perry announced they would be taking “respectful, loving space” apart.
On February 28, 2017, amid rampant breakup reports, representatives for the two stars confirmed their split to “Entertainment Tonight“: “Before rumours or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.”
Two days later, Perry tweeted, “U can still b friends & love ur former partners!”
The “break” seemed more permanent in June 2017.
During her 72-hour YouTube livestream to promote her upcoming album, Perry ranked her exes’ performances in bed. When she ranked John Mayer above Bloom (and Diplo last), it certainly seemed that she and Bloom were done.
They were spotted together again in August 2017 — but Perry appeared to shut down reconciliation rumours.
Less than one month later, Perry addressed the reported reconciliation on Sirius XM.
“I think people are in and out of your life. It’s nice to keep people you love around you,” she said. “For me, it’s never so extreme. So, when you get older, lines get blurred. And you know what, I’m really busy. I’m about to go on tour for another year.”
Bloom told ELLE UK in November 2017 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.”
In April 2018, Bloom and Perry were officially back on.
Amid reports of their reunion and flirty social media exchanges– which included Perry tagging Bloom in a flirty Instagram story – the singer confirmed in an interview with “Entertainment Tonight” that she was in a relationship.
“I have been spoken for and speak for myself,” she said, “and I’m very happy!”
Just days later, Bloom accompanied Perry on a visit to Rome, where she was scheduled to be one of the speakers at the United to Cure event.
Perry called Bloom “my darling” in a video of the two on their way to the Vatican, where they met Pope Francis side-by-side.
They made their red carpet debut in September 2018.
The couple attended the Gala for the Global Ocean together in Monte-Carlo, Monaco on September 26, 2018.
In early December 2018, Perry outbid a fan to win a date with her own boyfriend.
The pop star was performing at One Love Malibu, a fundraiser held at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, California, for those affected by the Woolsey Fire. She auctioned off a date with Bloom, which would include a motorcycle ride and lunch.
“You’re holding him in a way that I am not excited about,” she said when encouraging fans to bid for the prize. “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!”
The bidding reached $US20,000 thanks to one excited fan named Laura, but Perry wasn’t having it.
“Laura, I’m sorry. I’m buying it for $US50,000,” she said, before dropping the microphone and walking off stage.
Later that month, Bloom posted their shared holiday card.
Bloom posted a photo of a holiday card that included Perry’s name; the name of Bloom’s son, Flynn; and the names of all their pets. The couple also announced their pledge to reduce their use of plastic.
They reportedly got engaged on February 14, 2019.
Both stars posted the same close-up couple shot on Instagram, featuring a massive flower-shaped pink diamond on Perry’s left hand.
Bloom wrote, “Lifetimes,” while Perry captioned her post, “full bloom.”
While neither star has responded to INSIDER’s request for confirmation, Perry’s mother posted (and later deleted) photos of the couple apparently at a Valentine’s Day-themed engagement party late Thursday night. “Look who got engaged on Valentine’s Day!!” she reportedly captioned the images on Facebook.
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