Katy Perry and
Legolas Orlando Bloom are about to walk down the aisle and welcome their first child (!). So basically, they’re an even hotter couple than Gollum and his ring (you’re welcome). The engaged couple has been through a LOT since they got together in early 2016—namely, a nude photo scandal and cheating allegations involving Selena Gomez. So let’s take a look back on the biggest moments in their relationship, shall we?
January 10, 2016
January 25, 2016
Katy and Orlando are featured in a photo shared by James Lecesne, the star of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. Umm, date night, anyone?
A post shared by James L (@jameslecesne) on Jan 22, 2016 at 12:15am PST
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!
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.
May 12, 2016
Katy responds to the pics of Selena and Orlando allegedly kissing and basically confirms that it’s no bigs at all.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) May 12, 2016
And yes, Sel retweets her:
July 28, 2016
Katy performs at the Democratic National Convention and ORLANDO FILMS HER. Best Instagram
Husband Boyfriend ever.
August 4, 2016
For reasons that remain completely confusing, Orlando decides to strip naked for a paddleboarding session while on vacay with Katy. New York Daily News releases the photographs and the internet completely loses it.
*sees Orlando Bloom trending*
*clicks on the trend* pic.twitter.com/n7TESl8TtK
— The Late Late Show with James Corden (@latelateshow) August 3, 2016
A year later, Katy finally explains what Orlando was thinking: “He wanted to show off for the people on the shore. He thought it was funny! Oh, oh, it was SO funny because I was explaining Twitter and social media to him for weeks because he had taken a break and then all of a sudden, he was, like, trending number one on Twitter!” Lol?
December 21, 2016
Katy and Orlando visit kids at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles dressed up as Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Sweet!
— Children's Hospital LA (@ChildrensLA) December 21, 2016
December 27, 2016
Orlando spends Christmas with Katy’s family and plays an epic game of Pie Face Showdown. Yes, there are videos. Yes, they are amazing.
A post shared by Orlando Bloom (@orlandobloom) on Dec 26, 2016 at 8:23pm PST
A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Dec 26, 2016 at 8:04pm PST
January 15, 2017
Katy throws Orlando a surprise 40th birthday party in Palm Springs! Everyone wears Orlando Bloom–themed onesies and Katy flies his mom in for the occasion! Cute.
— OrlandoBloom_Orli (@OB_orli) January 14, 2017
A post shared by Orlando Bloom (@orlandobloom) on Jan 14, 2017 at 7:41pm PST
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:
HOW BOUT A NEW WAY OF THINKING FOR 2017⁉️U can still b friends & love ur former partners! No one's a victim or a villain, get a life y'all!😘
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 2, 2017
June 12, 2017
Katy ranks her ex-boyfriends and puts Orlando in second place behind John Mayer. “They’re all amazing lovers and I would have sex with all of them after I get out of this place,” she says, before confirming via head nod that the order goes (from worst to best) Diplo, Orlando, 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 that 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.”
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 wears a onesie with Orlando’s face printed all over it. A source tells People that “they are dating but not necessarily putting a label on it. They are not girlfriend and boyfriend. They do seem very happy together though.”
"hola po" ❤️❤️❤️❤️😍🇨🇱 Cumpliendo sueños que nunca pensé que se cumplirían 😭😭❤️ es una emoción tan grande que a uno como Katycat le llenan el corazón, Katy me hizo sentir muchas emociones en tan sólo segundos, muchas gracias al fansclub @katycatschileoficial por hacer realidad éste sueño, muchas gracias a mis padres que me apoyaron en todo momento 😭❤️ Katy @katyperry eres una persona increíble, tan linda con tus fans, muchas gracias por venir a Chile 😊 y ojalá que nunca dejes de hacerlo. Estaremos aquí para recibirte con los brazos abiertos 😘, no tengo palabras para describir exactamente lo que viví contigo Katy!!!! Gracias por ser tan amable. You are so nice ❤️✨ #katycatschile #katherynhudson #KATYPERRY #witnessthetourchile #katycatswitnessthetour #katy #perry #katyperryenchile
A post shared by OnlyKatyPerry (@justkatycatssssss) on Mar 9, 2018 at 7:48am PST
March 29, 2018
Katy and Orlando waltz around Tokyo dressed up as Mario and Luigi. We have lots of questions and zero answers.
March 29, 2018
Katy falls headfirst into a blatant Orlando Bloom thirst trap. Basically, he posts this shirtless pic, which, LOLOLOLOL:
#tbt capetown ‘Brian fit’ for #zulumovie this photo saved not JUST for vanity 🤣 but as a lil reminder that I got to that place and I know how to get to that place when I need to go to that place 👊🏻 diet-lifting-hours of #nopainnogain and a #mindfulness presence and #focus that just won’t settle💪🏻 nothing but respect for those who can maintain it I try to stay close which is good because im heading back in that direction for Killer Joe soon to be at the @trafalgarstudios 18th may 🙌🏻👊🏻💪🏻
A post shared by Orlando Bloom (@orlandobloom) on Mar 29, 2018 at 7:17pm PDT
And then Katy writes this in the comments:
April 28, 2018
Katy and Orlando casually hang at the Vatican...with the pope. THE FREAKIN’ POPE.
A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Apr 28, 2018 at 11:33pm PDT
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 attempts to slide into Orlando’s DMs to write “I need a season pass for that ass” and fails spectacularly. Instead, she hits up the comments section, letting everyone know in the most public way possible that they’re very much together.
A post shared by Comments By Celebs (@commentsbycelebs) on May 31, 2018 at 2:51pm PDT
September 26, 2018
Katy and Orlando make their red carpet debut at the Gala for the Global Ocean, where Orlando received an award for being a Good Samaritan. Oh, and they stood like this the whole time:
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 posted a pic of the moment to Instagram, and she looks like she’s legit tearing up. So adorable.
A post shared by KATY PERRY (@katyperry) on Feb 15, 2019 at 2:07am PST
March 26, 2019
A month after Orlando proposes to Katy, some details about their upcoming wedding come into view! A source tells People that Katy and Orlando are trying to have very different ~vibes~ from their last weddings (with 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, just before the end of the year. It’s all happening, people!!
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 has no effect on 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.”
Colour me crazy— @katyperry wears a multi-coloured silk top made with upcycled scraps and skirt; both @khoslajani. Headpiece, @ara_lumiere a label crafted by survivors of acid attack victims. Photographed by: @gregswalesart. Styled by: @anaitashroffadajania. Words by: @meghamahindru. Hair by: @shonju. Makeup by: @manthony783. Art design: @paul_the_4th_ . Production:@divyajagwani, @prachitiparakh, @ikp.insta, @jaymodi2.
A post shared by VOGUE India (@vogueindia) on Jan 1, 2020 at 10:36pm PST
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.
After the video’s premiere, Katy answers her fans’ questions on Instagram Live and says that 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.” Can’t wait!
August 20, 2020
Katy does a super in-depth interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music and shared that she was initially scared to become a mother, which is why she waited until her 30s to try for a baby.
"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.'"
The good news is that Katy and Orlando consciously decided that they wanted to bring a life into the world. "We were both ready. It was no mistake," she said, adding that her pregnancy was "no accident...The only thing I wasn't necessarily prepared for is COVID and American revolution at the same time."
Welp, that brings us up to date! This timeline will be updated as Katy and Orlando continue to make more public memories.
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