It seems these two just can’t stay away from each other and the current state of their relationship appears to be ‘on’ again after Katy told a reporter she was ‘spoken for’.
In April 2018, Jonathan Siennicki said Katy Perry was being interviewed by Entertainment Tonight with her American idol co-judges, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan and she was being quizzed over her flirtatiousness with the hot male contestants.
She was asked if she’d ever go there and date a contestant. “Yes, Katy’s like that,” fellow judge Luke joked. “She totally could.”
But Katy piped up: “No, I’m sorry i have been spoken for and speak for myself. I’m very happy.”
The interviewer asked: “You’re spoken for right now?” to which Katy replied: “Yeah girl, of course I am!”
Katy had posted a caricature of ‘ex’-boyfriend Orlando Bloom holding a broom a few days before the interview so the interviewer asked her if she a ‘Mrs Broom’.
“No I’m not a Mrs Broom.” she answered before looking at the camera and performing a dramatic wink. We’d say that was as near to a confirmation as you can get.
Who knows how long it will last this time as Katy’s a very busy lady and part of the reason they split last time was thanks to their work schedules, but let’s take a casual paddle back through the pair’s romance up until now.
January 10 2016 Sparks fly
What with them being stupidly famous the pair had obviously met before and were said to be friends, but when their paths crossed at the Weinstein Company / Netflix Golden Globes after party back in January 2016, the electricity between the painfully beautiful creatures was apparent for all to see.
They openly flirted in front of the rest of the guests while paps snapped away – although it didn’t look like our lovers even noticed as they gazed into each other’s eyes with wry smiles.
The frisky rascals even performed a little suggestive dance, with Katy dropping to the floor in her dusky pink satin dress that Orlando no doubt wanted to stroke, the tease.
January 21 2016 Just a shared love of theatre?
They tried to stay under the radar at first, as let’s face it, these two getting it on was gossip of the hottest kind, but they pretty much failed because the world is just too nosy.
They went out to a see a performance of play The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey in LA with some decoy friends.
Although they posed for social media snaps, they were careful not to be positioned next to each other, but we all know they were holding hands round the back of the group.
February 12 2016 Adele makes them feel her love
The couple were spied again very near Valentine’s Day at an Adele concert – not romantic at all, nothing to see here.
Except there was, again they took along the decoys, sorry pals, but were reportedly spotted smooching, although not enough to disrespect Adele, who is enough to distract anyone from the most passionate of moments.
A source told the Mail Online: “At certain points Orlando would give Katy a peck on the lips but then would just carry on enjoying Rolling in the Deep.”
We don’t think that’s a euphemism for anything.
April 2016 free love at Coachella
Well, if you can’t let yourself go at Coachella, where can you? And they certainly did.
Katy and Orlando had sacked off trying to pretend they didn’t want to rip each other’s clothes off by now and were reportedly openly PDA-ing all over the place like a couple of kids.
“They were hugging and with a group of other people,” a wonderful snitch told E! News.
“Orlando was behind her and swaying with her to the music. They were also vaping together. They were kissing and very much a couple.”
A couple that vapes together, stays together… for a bit.
May 2 2016 Official at the Costume Institute Benefit Gala
Unfortunately they chose not to stalk the red carpet together – that would have just been too much of a declaration.
But they definitely went to the event together.
And were photographed together, with Katy wearing her hair as a hat and Orlando… just wearing his hair. And clothes – that bit comes soon…
And they left together. All = official.
May 20 2016 They can, so they did
If the glitzy showbiz do as a couple wasn’t enough of a statement, Katy cleared up any doubts by sharing a picture of herself and Mr Bloom at Cannes Film Festival.
They were laying across the staircase at a mansion and she captioned it “we cannes’t”.
Just the day before they were at the amFAR Gala, doing the whole ‘we’re not here together’ routine.
Thankfully they gave that up. Finally, because, what came next was possibly one of the most incredible moments in the history of the world ever.
August 2016 Epically oarsome
Katy and Orlando took a holiday too Italy, all very normal, except when Orlando decided he’d strip totally naked and go paddle boarding in the sea with Katy at the from of the board, drinking a beer.
The pictures were like a gift from god and everyone commented on, er, what a lucky lady Katy was.
Needless to say Orlando broke the internet.
Katy has since spoken about the photos and explained why she wasn’t joining in on the historic strip.
She told an Australian radio programme that Orlando, 40, who just thought it would be funny for the people on the she to see, wanted her to get naked too, but that she was “just not in the mood”.
The star added that, while she didn’t feel like taking her clothes off on the paddle board, she was happy to go nude on the couple’s private yacht.
“You know when you’re dating someone sometimes, it’s exciting to be like, ‘Oh, should we try and make out over here in this place?’ or what have you, and I was just not in the mood. I saved it for the boat.”
Appearing on KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O , she said: “He asked me if I wanted to be [naked] and I was just like, it’s one of those things where I was like, ‘Oh nah’.”
Orlando said he hadn’t realised he was being photographed and wouldn’t have done it if he had.
September 5 Distance driving her mad
Katy, who lives in LA aired her frustration to Women’s Wear Daily about the long distance relationship she’d found herself in and the reality of trying to make it work.
“My boyfriend lives in Malibu and getting used to that [drive] was like, ‘are you kidding me? what kind of life is this?’
“There’s no pop-over and I never really got used to Malbu ‘cause it’s halfway to Santa Barbara, so I’m always just going to Santa Barbara then.”
October 2016 Scarily brilliant
Katy had performed at several of Hilary Clinton’s Democratic rallies, so it made perfect sense that she should dress up as her and take along her husband Bill Clinton for Kate Hudson’s Halloween party.
At first it was thought Orlando was Bill, but it was another friend – Orlando was behind in a ludicrous monkey mask and orange wig dressed as Donald Trump.
November 22 2016 whispers of a split
The first hint of trouble in paradise came from sneaky sources who claimed they’d decided to go their separate ways.
One told In Touch Weekly Orlando had ended it just after Halloween (difference in political leanings?).
“He claimed that he’s just not ready to get married and have babies,” they said.
However, in the interest of fairness, another gossiper reckoned it was Katy who jumped ship.
“She said they were on different life paths and as much as she likes him, it’s time to move on.”
January 2 2017 Hello Katy, Kitty and Orlando
Looks like they were both wrong, or Katy and Orlando had a change of heart over the holiday season because in January they kicked off the New Year together.
Orlando took Katy to Tokyo to the Sanrio theme park to meet Hello Kitty – her hero.
She wrote alongside a picture on Instagram: “First day of 2017 is already the best day ever”.
January 15 2017 girlfriend points
Katy threw Orlando a surprise 40th birthday party in Palm Springs.
His mum was the surprise guest of honour and there were onesies with his face on and owl cake.
What more could a 40 year old man want?
February 26 2017 Keeping up appearances?
A beaming Katy and playful looking Orlando pose together at the Vanity Fair Oscars party, although spies at the event reported they weren’t as close as usual.
The next day Orlando shared a picture of Katy’s teddy bear puppy which we assume means they spent the night together.
March 1 2017 It’s over. For real
A joint statement from their reps is issued to put a stop to the endless speculation.
It read: “Before rumours or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.”
Fans and innocent bystanders sunbathing on beaches in Italy shed a tear.
April 12 2017 No hating here
Over a month later, Orlando spoke to Elle magazine about the split and assured everyone it was still all good, if still separate.
“We’re friends. It’s good. We’re all grown-up. 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. It’s better to set an example for kids and show that [break-ups] don’t have to be about hate.”
March 1 2017 Wait, what?
It seems Orlando really did mean what he said because the pair were spotted looking close at an Ed Sheeran gig.
A fellow gig goer told E! News: “They definitely seemed like they’re back together.
“They cuddled most of the night. She sat on his lap most of the night and shared kisses.”
They zoomed off on Orlando’s motorbike at the end of the night…
December 31 2017 Back with Hello Kitty
They were together again for new Year’s Eve – this time in Japan and once again in the company of Hello Kitty – on a ride.
January 7 2018 A holiday in the romantic Maldives
The couple were spotted sitting outside at a table with Orlando looking through the menu while Katy looked relaxed.
February 13 2018 ‘She couldn’t cut him off’
After the dream holiday a source claimed they were definitely back on.
“Katy wants to make things work this time around,” they told The Sun.
“She tried but she couldn’t cut him off. She cares too much about him. this time, they’re keeping things low key – but they’re back together.”
By April 2018, Katy had confirmed she was spoken for. We have a feeling there’s a lot more to come…