A Full Timeline of Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s Love Story

There’s no doubt about it: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are one of the most well-known celebrity couples. The dynamic duo initially met in 2016, and since then, they’ve become engaged and welcomed a daughter. And though Bloom and Perry aren’t shy about their relationship status, they rarely make red carpet appearances together. To add to the mystery, the two also (very) seldomly post on Instagram together. With all this in mind, fans may be wondering about the ins and outs of their courtship over the years. But their love story—while a bit complicated—is one for the books. From their first meeting (spoiler alert: it involves burgers) to the present day, here’s a look back at Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s relationship.

January 10, 2016: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom first meet.

According to PEOPLE, Perry and Bloom first met at a Golden Globes after-party. Photos from the night show them leaning in close to speak to each other— you can practically see the sparks fly. But their true meet cute happened in a less glamorous setting.

On an episode of American Idol, Perry went into more specifics about that fateful night, revealing, “I met my boyfriend over In-N-Out. We were at the Golden Globes and we weren't together.” "So,” she continued, “I had my security guard grab 10 In-N-Outs and all of a sudden I see my boyfriend's hand — he wasn't even sitting at our table — he just swoops in and he grabs it and I was like, 'Hey that's my burger!'"

Meanwhile, Bloom told The Times that he wasn’t “overly familiar” with his beau’s “artistic endeavors” when they first met since he is “a little older.” He also gushed, “I wouldn’t have imagined anything happening. And, you know, when you get hit sideways you get hit sideways,” before adding, “You don’t pick who you fall in love with.”

Orlando Bloom leaning in to say something to Katy Perry at a party hosted by The Weinstein Company and Netflix. She wears a pink dress and he wears a tuxedo.

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May 19, 2016: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom go Instagram official.

On May 19, 2016, the couple took their relationship to the next level by making it Instagram official. The popstar posted a photo of the two of them lying down on the steps of the iconic Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc with the following caption: “we cannes't.”

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom in white robes laying on the steps of the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc

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November 24, 2016: They celebrate their first Thanksgiving together.

Perry and Bloom celebrated their first Thanksgiving together in November 2016, according to People. Perry documented the gathering via a series of Instagram Stories, alongside her siblings and parents, in which they donned matching PJs. In one shot, Bloom is seen cradling a baby.

February 2017: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom (temporarily) break up.

A little over a year after they initially met, Perry and Bloom called it quits. Around this time, both of the stars’ representatives shared a statement with Entertainment Tonight that read: “Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.”

Years later, in a 2020 interview with Australia’s 60 Minutes, Perry revealed she was going through “a really dark time” during 2017 and 2018. She continued, “I was clinically depressed and couldn’t get out of bed. I had to go on a journey to understand why — why I basically let someone else be responsible for my happiness.” That same year, Perry told PEOPLE that her time apart from Bloom ultimately made their relationship stronger. “It’s really about an individual journey that makes the whole thing better. We both had to decide to go on that journey separately because it’s not my half and your half that makes a whole.”

February 2018: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom reunite— and are spotted on vacation together.

One year following their initial breakup, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom were spotted together on a trip to Prague, seemingly confirming their relationship was back up, according to People. The newly reunited couple remained out of the spotlight—that is, until a few months later.

September 26, 2018: They make their first red carpet appearance as a couple.

A few months after they were initially spotted in Prague together, Bloom and Perry made their first red carpet appearance as a couple at the Gala for the Global Ocean at the Opera of Monte-Carlo in Monaco. After the event, the two enjoyed a romantic trip to Corfu, where they were spotted snuggling up to one another.

Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry attend the Gala for the Global Ocean. He wears a pinstripe suit and she wears a pink dress with silver metallic sleeves.

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February 14, 2019: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom get engaged.

About a year after rekindling their romance, Bloom popped the question to Perry on Valentine’s Day. Perry ended up sharing more about the romantic proposal while appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, “It was very sweet,” she gushed, before adding, “It was Valentine's Day … we went to dinner and I thought we were going to go see some art after dinner but we pulled up to a helicopter." That’s not all, though. "We landed on a rooftop [in Los Angeles] — my whole family was there, and all my friends. He did so well.” 

Unfortunately, like many other couples, Perry and Bloom had to postpone their wedding as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. To this day, the two remain fiances. 

March 5, 2020: They announce they’re expecting a baby.

And baby makes three! Perry made the exciting announcement in a music video for her song “Never Worn White,” which ended with a clip of her caressing her new bump while donning a white dress. A little after the video premiered, Perry confirmed the good news and explained that it was "probably the longest secret" she had "ever had to keep."

August 27, 2020: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom welcome their baby to the world.

Perry and Bloom shared the birth of their daughter, Daisy Dove, to the world on August 27, 2020. The announcement was made via the UNICEF Instagram account. (Both Bloom and Perry are Goodwill Global Ambassadors with the charity.) The adorable black and white photo captured Daisy holding her father’s finger with Perry also holding her newborn daughter’s wrist. “We are floating with love and wonder from the safe and healthy arrival of our daughter,” the caption read. In 2021, Perry gushed about motherhood to PEOPLE, saying, “"It's just the best in the world. It's the game-changer." She continued, "My heart is so full, finally."

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September 30, 2021: They celebrate Perry being honored at Variety's Power Of Women event.

The event celebrated powerful women working in media and entertainment, and honored Perry alongside Lorde, Amanda Gorman, Rita Moreno, and entertainment executive Channing Dungey. Bloom joined her at the event, and the pair looked as in love as ever gazing into each other's eyes on the red carpet.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom attend Variety's Power Of Women: Los Angeles Event

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2024: Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom celebrate eight years together.

While Perry and Orlando have yet to tie the knot, they celebrated eight years together as of January 2024 — and they're not afraid to show their affection toward one another. After posting a series of photos on Instagram in February 2024, Bloom left a cheeky comment, writing, “Wear that home, babe,” complete with the fire emoji. In April 2024, Bloom was a guest on the What Now? with Trevor Noah podcast, where he gushed about falling in love with Perry. “I fell in love with Katheryn, this girl from Santa Barbara.” He also revealed that he wouldn’t change their relationship “for anything.” 

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