Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s relationship has always been surprisingly normal for a pair of A-list stars in the spotlight. Take out the Hollywood elements, and you have a pretty classic story: boy and girl meet, go their separate ways, then meet again years later. This time sparks fly, they date, break up, and get back together when they realize they never should have let each other go.
Overall, the famous pair have been pretty low drama, even during their 2017 breakup, and both have always been fully supportive of each other. Now that they’re engaged and looking toward their long-term future together, we’re revisiting how their love story started.
Keep reading to see how they met, what they’ve been through, and where they’re headed next.
April 2013: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Meet at a Charity Benefit
It appears the first time the future couple met was in 2013, at Coach’s third annual Evening of Cocktails and Shopping to Benefit the Children’s Defense Fund. They were snapped together chatting with each other and cohost J.J. Abrams.
January 2016: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Get Close at a Golden Globes Afterparty
Both Perry and Bloom were a few years out from their divorces (hers in 2012, his in 2013) when they met again after the 2016 Golden Globes and got very close at the afterparty.
May 2016: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Are Spotted Leaving a Club Together
As dating rumors swirled, the duo were snapped leaving a Met Gala afterparty together.
May 2016: Katy Perry Confirms the Relationship on Instagram
Perry took to Instagram to quietly confirm that she and Bloom were together, with a playful post of them at the Cannes Film Festival.
November 2016: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Put Breakup Rumors to Rest
As rumors circulated that the couple were on the rocks, they showed up looking perfectly happy together at the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball.
March 2017: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Announce Their Breakup
Only weeks after some awkward Oscars pH๏τos, reps for both Bloom and Perry confirmed that they’d decided to go their separate ways.
August 2017: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Are Spotted Together at an Ed Sheeran Concert
A fan caught the exes looking pretty comfy together at an Ed Sheeran concert, prompting speculation that they were back on.
June 2018: Katy Perry Spotted Visiting Orlando Bloom at His London Play
Throughout early 2018, Perry dropped enormous hints that she and Bloom were back together, referring to herself as “spoken for [and] very happy!” in an Entertainment Tonight interview promoting “American Idol.”
In June, she seemed to confirm even further that her unnamed beau was, in fact, Bloom when she visited him in London, where he was acting in the play “Killer Joe.”
September 2018: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Make Their First Red Carpet Appearance Since Reuniting
The no-longer-exes looked sweet and at ease at the Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean.
February 2019: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Hint at Their Engagement
Although they didn’t come right out and say the words, Perry’s post-Valentine’s Day picture on Instagram prominently featured a new ring on her left hand. Neither officially confirmed their engagement until May, when Perry revealed the details of the proposal in a radio interview.
August 2020: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Welcome Their First Child Together
After Perry announced that she was expecting in her “Never Worn White” music video in March 2020, the couple welcomed their first child together, a baby girl named Daisy Dove Bloom, five months later. “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” the couple shared in a statement via UNICEF.
The tiny tot joined Bloom’s son, Flynn, whom he shares with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.