“They were comfortable letting everyone see them as a couple”:A Comprehensive Timeline of Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s Relationship-HO

Including that breakup.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s relationship has indeed seen its share of ups and downs since they began dating in early 2016. From a nude photo scandal to cheating allegations involving Selena Gomez, their journey together has been eventful. But amidst the challenges, they’ve also welcomed a cute baby. Let’s revisit some of the significant moments in their relationship.

January 10, 2016

Katy and Orlando reportedly flirt up a storm at a 2016 Golden Globes after-party, where sources say they are “whispering to each other.” For those of you who are all “pics or it didn’t happen,” here ya go:

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February 13, 2016

Katy and Orlando kiss at an Adele concert! AHHH! Head here for the pics.

February 29, 2016

Katy and Orlando hold hands on vacation in Hawaii (pics here). Double AHHHHH! “They looked very loved up and really into each other,” a source tells ET. “They were comfortable letting everyone see them as a couple—lots of PDA and hand holding.”

May 2, 2016

Orlando and Katy show up to the Met Gala wearing matching white Tamagotchis. You know, Tamagotchis? The tiny keychains/video games where you keep a digital pet alive? It’s called fashion, lewk it up!

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May 10, 2016

TMZ publishes photos of what appears to be (but isn’t!) Orlando and Selena Gomez kissing at an after-party in Las Vegas. Fans erupt with theories, but it’s all for naught because again, the pics aren’t really of Orlando and Selena.

May 12, 2016

Katy responds to the pics of Selena and Orlando allegedly kissing and basically confirms that it’s no bigs at all.

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And yes, Sel retweets her:

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July 28, 2016

Katy performs at the Democratic National Convention and ORLANDO FILMS HER. Best Instagram Boyfriend ever.

August 4, 2016

Orlando Bloom made headlines when he decided to strip naked for a paddle-boarding session while on vacation with Katy Perry. The New York Daily News released the photographs, causing a stir on the internet. A year later, Katy explained that Orlando’s intention was to show off for the people on the shore and thought it was funny. She also mentioned that she had been explaining Twitter and social media to him for weeks, and then suddenly he was trending number one on Twitter because of the incident.

December 21, 2016

Katy and Orlando visit kids at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles dressed up as Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Sweet!

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December 27, 2016

Orlando Bloom spent Christmas with Katy Perry’s family and participated in an epic game of Pie Face Showdown. Videos of the festivities were shared on social media, showcasing the fun they had together.

January 15, 2017

Katy Perry threw Orlando Bloom a surprise 40th birthday party in Palm Springs! Guests wore Orlando Bloom-themed onesies, and Katy even flew in his mom for the occasion. How adorable!

February 28, 2017

Katy and Orlando officially split up, with their reps issuing a joint statement to People: “Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.”

March 2, 2017

Katy preemptively shuts down speculation that she and Orlando aren’t getting along with one all-caps tweet:

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June 12, 2017

In a candid moment, Katy Perry ranked her ex-boyfriends and placed Orlando Bloom in second place behind John Mayer. She described all of them as amazing lovers, but she nodded to confirm that the order went from worst to best: Diplo, Orlando, and John.

August 13, 2017

Katy and Orlando hit up an Ed Sheeran concert together in Los Angeles and naturally, witnesses whip out their cameras at the speed of light.

Meanwhile, a source tells E! that the pair “definitely seemed like they’re back together” and Katy sat on Orlando’s lap and “shared kisses.”

August 17, 2017

Rumors swirl that Orlando is dating Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev. According to a People source, “it’s super casual.”

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January 4, 2018

Orlando and Katy are spotted vacationing in the Maldives. Weirdly, he’s not naked. Huh.

March 1, 2018

Katy and Orlando rendezvous in Prague—yep, another reunion abroad! At the time, Orlando was in the city shooting his fantasy TV series Carnival Row, which presumably means Katy flew in to visit him on-set. Awww.

March 10, 2018

Katy Perry was spotted wearing a onesie adorned with Orlando Bloom’s face, sparking rumors about their relationship status. A source mentioned to People that they were dating but not officially labeling their relationship. Despite not having a formal title, they appeared content together.

March 29, 2018

Katy and Orlando waltz around Tokyo dressed up as Mario and Luigi. We have lots of questions and zero answers.

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March 29, 2018

Katy falls headfirst into a blatant Orlando Bloom thirst trap. Basically, he posts this shirtless pic:

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And then Katy writes this in the comments:

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April 28, 2018

Katy and Orlando casually hang at the Vatican…with the pope. THE FREAKIN’ POPE.

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May 21, 2018

Katy reveals that she is not, in fact, single—pretty much confirming that she and Orlando are back together. The moment goes down during a conversation with Bachelorette star Becca Kufrin on the season finale of American Idol, when Katy muses, “I’m not single, but I still like you.”

June 1, 2018

Katy Perry made a bold attempt to slide into Orlando Bloom’s DMs with a playful message but ended up posting it in the comments section instead, making their relationship status very public.

September 26, 2018

Katy and Orlando make their red carpet debut at the Gala for the Global Ocean, where Orlando receives an award for being a good Samaritan. Oh, and they stand like this the whole time:

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February 14, 2019

Orlando makes the biggest, probably most predictable gesture on Valentine’s Day and proposes to Katy. The ring looks very on-brand with the holiday and has a giant ruby surrounded by a bunch of diamonds, making the shape of a flower. Katy posts a pic of the moment to Instagram, and she looks like she’s legit tearing up. So adorable.

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March 26, 2019

A month after Orlando proposes to Katy, some details about their upcoming wedding come to light! A source tells People that Katy and Orlando are trying to have very different ~vibes~ from their last weddings (to Russell Brand and Miranda Kerr, respectively), so they’re taking their sweet time to plan out all the details.

According to the source, Katy and Orlando are “slowly planning their wedding,” but “they don’t have a date yet.”

“Their past weddings were, of course, very different,” the source adds. “They are trying to find a middle ground now.”

The source says Katy and Orlando are trying to keep the celebration small. “Orlando always shied away from anything flashy. He doesn’t want a huge, celebrity wedding. But they also have many friends who are important to them. They are still figuring out the details. Katy will work with a planner.”

June 6, 2019

In an interview with KISS Breakfast With Tom & Daisy, Katy admits she isn’t in a rush to tie the knot with Orlando…not because of any trouble, but because they’re doing their best to take things slow, especially since they were both in marriages before. “Well, yeah, one step at a time,” Katy says when she was asked if they have a wedding date yet. “Definitely trying to, like, lay the good emotional foundation for the lifetime of commitment, which is, like, a big deal, you know?”

August 22, 2019

Orlando gets asked about his relationship with Katy during his appearance on Today and talks about how he’s taking the time to make sure he and Katy are as connected as possible before walking down the aisle. “It’s important to me that we are aligned—I’ve been married and divorced and I don’t want to do it again,” he says. “And we’re both fully aware of that. She’s remarkable, and so I’m always so impressed with that and I’m encouraged.”

October 3, 2019

Us Weekly reports that Katy and Orlando’s wedding will be taking place in December 2019, just before the end of the year.

December 4, 2019

Looks like those December wedding plans didn’t work out, because Us Weekly says Katy and Orlando postponed their whole wedding. Apparently, location is to blame. “They changed the timing due to the location they want,” the source says, adding that “they’re going have one local wedding party and the other will be a destination wedding party.”

“They wanted to get married quickly but scheduling and pulling everything together has proven to be difficult,” a separate source tells E! News. “The wedding was supposed to be in September, then December, and now early next year. They have had to move things around because Katy has grand ideas of where and how she wants things to be.”

The good news here is that the postponement doesn’t affect Katy and Orlando’s relationship’s health. “They’re beyond in love,” the Us source says. Love to hear it.

January 2, 2020

Katy graces the cover of Vogue India and discusses how Orlando has been helping her work on her mental health. “I’ve gone to therapy, been through the Hoffman Process, done plant medicine…and I have a partner who is also all about finding a balance,” she says. “Orlando, who is on a spiritual journey of his own. He’s an anchor who holds me down, and he’s very real. He’s not the number one fan of Katy Perry, but he’s the number one fan of Katheryn Hudson.”

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And if that doesn’t already sound amazing enough, Katy also says that being with Orlando has been so healing that she likens him to actual sage—yes, really! “Orlando is like a sage. When we first met, he said we would pull the poison out of each other, and we really do. 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,” Katy continues. “It’s challenging, because you’re facing all the things you don’t like about yourself. It’s like a never-ending cleanse.”

March 5, 2020

Not to alarm you or anything, but Katy! Is! Pregnant!!! She confirms the news in the music video for her song “Never Worn White” by cradling her baby bump at the very end. I expect that this moment will go down in pop culture history.

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After the video’s premiere, Katy answers her fans’ questions on Instagram Live and says both her baby and her album are due sometime this summer: “There’s a lot that will be happening this summer—not only will I be giving birth literally but also figuratively to something you guys have been waiting for.”

March 7, 2020

During her On Air With Ryan Seacrest appearance, Katy fully admits she and Orlando have a ton of “friction” between them. But she’s not looking at that as a bad thing, thankfully. She said:

“I have consciously or unconsciously picked a partner that makes sure I keep evolving into the best version of myself. There’s a lot of friction between my partner and I, but that friction breeds something beautiful. It can breed a lot of light.

It’s just one of those relationships. I don’t know about anyone else that’s listening, whatever kind of relationship they’ve had—and I’ve had many—but it’s like we basically, we get down to the mat and come back up every time.”

Let’s hope it stays as just that!

April 23, 2020

Bad news: Katy and Orlando’s relationship “has changed since she got pregnant,” according to an Us Weekly insider. “Orlando and her are having some ups and downs right now,” the source says. “Katy is dealing with the nerves of being a first-time parent, and Orlando is stressing about having a baby in their lives at this time.” 😬

August 20, 2020

Katy does a super-in-depth interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music and shares that she was initially scared to become a mother, which is why she didn’t try for a baby earlier.

“I guess probably why I’m so late, or not late, but 35 and having a child is because I was terrified of having a child. I was like, I don’t know how to do this.

I’m not very maternal. I am, in a way, but like when it comes to crying and sadness and, like, that kind of stuff, I’m like: ‘I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do.’ Yeah. I was like, ‘Man, not only do I have to figure this out for myself, but I have to figure this out for my future in order to be able to enjoy this blessing.’ So after doing a ton of work and continuing on that journey, I was like, ‘I’m ready. I’m ready.’”

August 27, 2020

Katy and Orlando welcome their baby daughter, Daisy Dove!

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October 21, 2020

The couple buys a casual $14.2 million mansion in Montecito near Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. According to Variety, the Mediterranean villa sits on nine acres of “manicured grounds” with ocean views and a hedge maze!

March 22, 2021

Orlando opens up about his s3x life with Katy, telling The Guardian they aren’t having “enough” ~intimate~ moments. Basically, a reporter asks, “How often do you have s3x?” and Orlando muses, “Not enough—we just had a baby though.”

August 15, 2021

Orlando gets naked and tags Katy in his nude. Casual.

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September 25, 2021

Orlando and Katy get their PDA on during a red carpet appearance:

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October 1, 2021

Orlando helps Katy out with a wardrobe malfunction, melting everyone’s hearts in the process:

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Katy also has plenty of sweet things to say about Orlando at the event: “Lest we forget, behind every great woman, there is a great man. To my beloved partner and constant iron sharpener, whether I like it or not, Orlando, a man that is a friend and an ally to women all around the world. Thank you for handling the insanity of my life with such loving grace.”

January 4, 2022

Katy and Orlando kiss and look all kinds of in love at the party for her Vegas residency:

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April 20, 2022

Katy reveals she doesn’t plan to have another baby anytime soon, telling E! News, “I’m in Vegas, and I can’t do that show with anything in my belly, especially a human.”

May 13, 2022

Katy gets real about breakups, therapy, and motherhood on an episode of Chelsea Handler’s podcast, Life Will Be the Death of Me. The musician credits a therapy retreat called “the Hoffman Process” for helping mend her relationship with Orlando, which she says ended for a year after the actor initially came back from having done the residential program solo. All of a sudden, “he wasn’t leaning into all of my bullshit and so it was boring. It became boring, and I was like, ‘We’re breaking up then!’ And then I had the worst year of my life,” Katy confesses. That is, until she decided to go through it herself.

“You have no cell phone and you just go kind of deep through exercises with other people actually, which is great because they trigger you the whole time and then you work through those triggers. But basically, it’s a place you get to go to where you re-wire the neuro-pathways in your mind and you get to discover. There’s so much awareness. You get to discover why you have these patterns and habits and where they’re coming from and all it’s really coming from mom or it’s coming from dad. So if you’re yelling, who yelled at you? It’s a learned thing. It profoundly changed my life. It’s the #1 thing I recommend when someone is ready for that next level in life,” she says.

Though people are speculating the couple is on the rocks since the singer hasn’t been wearing her ring at events like the Met Gala, her Las Vegas residency shows, and American Idol episodes, Katy manages to shut all the rumors down by reinforcing how much her priorities have shifted for the better since her bb Daisy came along: “Her happiness really gives me that joy. But a lot of BS just falls away. Stuff that you thought was important really was never important. You don’t have time for any sort of energetic drama that’s not important in your family. Your family really starts to become first.”

August 2, 2022

Katy says she wants more kids with Orlando, telling People, “I’m a planner. So we’ll see.”

October 25, 2022

Orlando celebrates Katy’s birthday with a super-sweet post:

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February 15, 2023

Orlando opens up about his relationship with Katy in Flaunt, saying, “We’re in two very different pools. Her pool is not a pool that I necessarily understand, and I think my pool is not a pool that she necessarily understands. 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.”

March 27, 2023

During a cocktail event at Mister Paradise in New York City, Katy shares that she’s been sober for five weeks thus far. “I’ve been doing a pact with my partner, and I want to quit,” she says jokingly. “I can’t cave. I made a promise. Three months.” Honestly? Love we a couple pact!

April 30, 2023

Katy posts a pic with Orly saying they “continuously put in the work” to make sure their relationship stays solid:

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June 21, 2023

Katy opens up about her and Orlando’s sobriety pact in an interview with People. “We did this because he’s shooting a movie in London right now that’s taking every ounce of his focus, and so I wanted that opportunity to be supportive,” she tells the outlet. “It’s really hard to do anything, whether that’s doing a cleanse or a reset, unless your partner’s doing it. So, doing it together makes it so much easier.”

November 4, 2023

A few months later, Katy and Orlando party it up with The Chainsmokers in Vegas to celebrate the final night of her Play residency at the Wynn Las Vegas.

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January 7, 2024

New year, same love. 🥹 Orlando attends the Golden Globes solo, and in a very 2010s move, Katy shows her support as she gushes about him on social media.

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“OMG #ORLANDOBLOOM LOOKING INSANELY HANDSOME AT THE #GOLDENGLOBES HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MY LOVE,” she pens.

February 18, 2024

The American Idol judge shares a series of truly *chef’s kiss* Instagram pics urging fans to watch the hit show…

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…And Orlando clearly understands the assignment and responds “Wear that home babe 🔥.” Literally couldn’t be more obsessed with these two if we tried!

April 14, 2024

Katy and Orlando attend the 10th Annual Breakthrough Prize Awards and Ceremony at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, and are just too cute:

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April 18, 2024

Orlando gushes about Katy on What Now? with Trevor Noah (via People), saying “I think one of the things that I fell in love with Katy was… she hates when I say this, so I have to word it carefully, but her music was everywhere, right? When I came up, it was just on every radio station, but I wasn’t conscious of… [it] wasn’t what I was listening to, but, I fell in love with Katheryn, this girl from Santa Barbara.”

Orly adds that Katy “definitely demands that I evolve” and “I feel I do the same for her. And that makes for fireworks, pardon the pun. But it also makes for a lot of fun and a lot of growth.”

“I wouldn’t change it for anything, even when sometimes it feels like, ‘how do we do this?’ Because we’ve got these two giant careers and lives, and hers is even, you know… it’s like a universe sometimes,” he continues. “But I think I just keep coming back to her and trying to hold her hand and walk her back to the sand pit and be like… we’re just gonna build a sandcastle.”

Welp, that brings us up to date! This timeline will be updated as Katy and Orlando continue their romance publicly.

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