With her latest music video for “Never Worn White,” Katy Perry revealed she’s expecting her first child with Orlando Bloom. News of the pregnancy comes three months after Us Weekly reported the couple had postponed their wedding.
The road leading up to their marriage and parenthood has been a long one. The pair first met in the beginning of 2016, broke up in February 2017, and stayed amicable throughout their split before rekindling their romance five months later in August. Since then, the pair has remained inseparable.
Ahead of their exciting summer, here’s a detailed look into the soon-to-be parent’s relationship.
January 10, 2016: Perry and Bloom meet for the first time, at a party.
After the 2016 Golden Globe Awards wrapped, Perry and Bloom both headed to Harvey Weinstein’s Golden Globes after party. The two began flirting at the event, where a US Weekly source reported that they were “extremely flirty and whispering to each other” at the event. The two had undeniable chemistry throughout the night, with photos from the event showing the two smiling and laughing as they interacted with each other. “He would lean in to whisper into her ear and touch the small of her back as they chatted,” the source said. Later in the night, Perry and Bloom were spotted leaving the party together.
April 2016: Perry and Bloom attend Coachella together.
Perry and Bloom made the trek down to Indio, California to attend the annual Coachella Music Festival together. “They were hugging and with a group of other people,” a festival-goer told E! News. “Orlando was behind her and swaying with her to the music. They also were vaping together. They were kissing and very much a couple.”
May 20, 2016: Perry makes their relationship official on Instagram.
Perry made their relationship Instagram official by posting a cute picture of the couple lounging in robes on the steps of a building in Cannes, France.
August 4, 2016: Perry and Bloom go on a vacation together to Italy.
Perry and Bloom are spotted out and about again, this time on vacation in Italy. Paparazzi snapped the couple paddleboarding together, and Bloom was completely nude when he took his girlfriend out on the water. Naturally, the pictures caused a stir on the Internet.
That same month, a source told People that Bloom “always gushes about Katy and thinks she is amazing in a million ways,” and would not mind starting a family with the singer. “He would love to settle down with Katy and have more kids. He hasn’t been this serious about a girl since Miranda.” Bloom has had one child, a 9-year-old son named Flynn, with his ex-wife, Miranda Kerr.
October 31, 2016: Perry and Bloom couple up in costume for Halloween.
The couple decide to dress up for Halloween as Hillary and Bill Clinton, complete with a cartoonish Donald Trump following them.
November 24, 2016: Bloom spends Thanksgiving with Perry’s family.
Perry documented on Instagram that Bloom was over to spend the holiday with her family. The couple wore adorable matching plaid onesies and prepared meals with each other throughout the day. The following month, Bloom joined Perry’s family again for Christmas.
January 13, 2017: Perry plans a massive surprise party for her boyfriend.
For Bloom’s 40th birthday, Perry planned a massive party for her boyfriend in Palm Springs, California, where she surprised him with a visit from his mother, Sonia Copeland Bloom. Bloom called it the “best gift ever.”
February 28, 2017: Perry and Bloom officially break up.
After 10 months of dating, Perry and Bloom decided to call off their relationship. Their reps released a joint statement explaining that they needed time apart: “Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.”
A source told E! that the split was initiated by Perry, but the feeling was mutual. “Katy pulled the plug. It was a few events that happened over the past few months. They both still love each other very much, though, and getting back together could happen once they have some space.” Despite the split, the pair chose to remain friendly to maintain the bond Perry had with his son. “Katy has built a really strong connection with Flynn. It’s sad but it will work out how it’s supposed to,” the source added.
March 2, 2017: Perry shuts down rumors that she and Bloom had a nasty split.
Perry took to Twitter to clear the air, adamantly explaining to fans that things between her and her former boyfriend were just fine. “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!” she tweeted.
June 12, 2017: Perry ranks Bloom second best in bed in her list of ex-boyfriends.
On James Corden’s “Spill Your Guts” segment, Perry was asked to list her ex-boyfriends in order of worst to best in bed, or be forced to eat a disgusting dish. “They’re all amazing lovers and I would have sex with all of them after I get out of this place,” she said. She confirmed with a head nod that Orlando fells in the middle; Diplo ranked the worst, and John Mayer the best.
August 13, 2017: A fan sees Perry and Bloom together.
Perry and Bloom were spotted attending an Adele concert together, raising suspicions that they might be dating again.
March 1, 2018: Perry and Bloom go out together in Prague.
Bloom was filming TV series Carnival Row in Prague, and Perry went to visit him. This only heightened the rumors that they were dating again, but the duo were reportedly keeping things casual this time around.
“After Orlando and Katy split, they stayed in touch. It wasn’t some awful split. They were just busy with their careers and it wasn’t working,” a source told People. “In the past few months, they have spent a lot of time together. They both love traveling and are trying to share as many fun trips as possible. They are dating, but not necessarily putting a label on it. They are not girlfriend and boyfriend. They do seem very happy together though. Orlando always had the nicest things to say about Katy. He loves spending time with her.”
April 28, 2018: Perry and Bloom visit the Vatican.
While at the Vatican, Perry and Bloom met the Pope and posed for a lovely picture showing support of The Cura Foundation.
May 21, 2018: Perry confirms that she is no longer single.
On the season finale of American Idol, Perry shared a fangirl moment with Bachelorette star Becca Kufrin, and revealed that she’s off the market. “I’m not single but I still like you,” she told the reality TV starlet.
September 26, 2018: Perry and Bloom make their first red carpet appearance together.
The couple took the next big step in their relationship by making it red carpet official. The two attended the Gala for the Global Ocean, hosted by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and looked smitten with each other.
February 15, 2019: Perry announces their engagement.
Just a day after Valentine’s Day, Perry took to Instagram to share an adorable snap of her and her man huddled together. The photo supplied a clear look at her flower-shaped ruby and diamond engagement ring. The ring is reportedly 4.5 karats and had a estimated retail value of a whopping $5 million.
“Orlando had planned this for a while,” a source close to the couple told People. “He wanted it all to be special.” And to accommodate Perry’s more traditional parents, Bloom made sure to ask for permission first before popping the question. “Katy’s family knew he was proposing. He talked to her parents about it before…Katy was very surprised and shaking with happiness…They both want kids together and will prioritize this.”
Perry later spoke about the proposal during a Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp interview. “It was Valentine’s Day and I had to work that day,” she said, via People. “I just remember meeting him at dinner at this place, this Italian restaurant, because when I get a pass, I just want to stuff my face with pasta. So I get there and, I mean, he’s like clean-shaven. He’s not wearing tennis shoes. I’m like, ‘Ah shit, something is going down! We were ordering everything and I was like, ‘Who is this person?!’”
Bloom then took her onto a helicopter after dinner. “I got on a helicopter and he asked me to marry him, and then we landed on this building and then went downstairs and my family and friends were there and the most flowers you’ve ever seen. It’s like when Kanye does that for Kim, you’re like, ‘Oh my God!’ And I was like, ‘Oh my God!’”
March 26, 2019: A source gives insight to the couple’s wedding.
About a month post-proposal, a source opened up to People about the vibe of Perry and Bloom’s wedding. The insider said that the pair is “slowly planning their wedding,” but “they don’t have a date yet.”
“Their past weddings [Perry’s to ex-husband Russell Brand and Bloom’s to ex-wife Miranda Kerr] were, of course, very different,” adds the Bloom source. “They are trying to find a middle ground now.” The source also noted, “Orlando always shied away from anything flashy. He doesn’t want a huge, celebrity wedding. But they also have many friends that are important to them. They are still figuring out the details. Katy will work with a planner.”
June 6, 2019: Perry says she’s in no rush to plan her wedding.
The singer made it clear during an interview on KISS Breakfast with Tom & Daisy that she was in no rush to race down the aisle. “Well yeah, one step at a time,” Perry said when asked about a date. “Definitely trying to, like, lay the good emotional foundation for the lifetime of commitment, which is, like, a big deal, you know?”
June 29, 2019: Bloom and Perry attend Karlie Kloss and Jared Kushner’s nuptials.
Although the couple was in no rush to plan themselves, they did take time to attend Kloss and Kushner’s western-themed wedding in summer 2019. Bloom later shared a sunset photo from the event captioned, “wonderful weekend of being love and celebrating love, congrats to a beautiful union @karliekloss @joshuakushner ❤️”
In September, they made an appearance at designer Misha Nonoo’s wedding, which was also attended by Kloss and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
August 22, 2019: Bloom opens up about his future marriage to Perry.
During an appearance on Today, Bloom spoke about their future, emphasizing a need to connect prior to 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,” Bloom shared. “And we’re both fully aware of that. She’s remarkable and so I’m always so impressed with that and I’m encouraged.”
November 19, 2019: The couple shares a sweet Instagram.
In what is their most recent couple Instagram post, Perry shared a screenshot of the pair on FaceTime with their dogs. “together our initials are O.K. and that’s what it’s gonna be ♥️,” she captioned the photo.
December 4, 2019: Perry and Bloom postpone their wedding.
In fact, the couple is reportedly planning two ceremonies in two different locations. “They’re going have one local wedding party, and the other will be a destination wedding party,” a source told Us. Concerns about what the date change may mean for the couple should be kept at bay, the source adding, “They’re beyond in love.”
E! also spoke to a source about why Perry and Bloom are postponing their wedding to 2020. “They wanted to get married quickly but scheduling and pulling everything together has proven to be difficult, the source said. “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.”
“They have the guest list figured out and many of the details,” the source continued. “They hope to have everything finalized soon because they are very excited about getting married.”
January 1, 2020: The couple rings in the new year together.
On New Year’s Eve, Perry shared a photo of herself and Bloom in 2020 glasses while snuggling with their dogs. “when you’re in bed before midnight is when you know you’re starting the new year right #2020,” she captioned the post.
The following day, Perry’s January 2020 Vogue India cover dropped. During the interview, she opened up about how Bloom was “an anchor” for her. “He’s not the No. 1 fan of Katy Perry, but he’s the No. 1 fan of Katheryn Hudson,” she explained, referring to her birth name. She continued, “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.”
February 15, 2020: They celebrate a year of engagement.
Perry honored both Valentine’s Day and the one-year anniversary of her engagement to Bloom with a sweet IG post. She shared a series of black-and-white photos from the couple’s engagement party, writing, “one year ago I said yes to a life of love and evolution… and definitely never a dull moment 😜.” Bloom responded, “We don’t do dull doe ❤️.”
March 4, 2020: Rumors of a June wedding in Japan circulate.
About three months after Bloom and Perry’s wedding was postponed, Page Six reports that new plans for the nuptials have ben made. According to the outlet, the pair had been eyeing an intimate June ceremony in Japan.
About a week earlier, Perry had this to say to Australia’s Stellar magazine about wedding planning: “I call myself a ‘bridechilla’ as opposed to a bridezilla. Orlando and I are united with our approach. It’s not about the party, it’s about the coming together of people who will hold us accountable when things get really hard. Because it’s really great and then it’s really hard. Those are just the facts when you’re with someone who challenges you to be your best self.”
March 5, 2020: Perry announces she’s pregnant!
Hours after the singer teased her new music video and sparked pregnancy rumors, she confirmed she’s expecting in the video for “Never Worn White.” In addition to cradling her pregnant stomach in the video, Perry shared a snippet of the song on Instagram, writing, “Let’s just say it’s gonna be a jam packed summer… 🎶♥️🙂 #NeverWornWhite is out now.”
She also divulged details of her pregnancy to fans on her Instagram Story and Twitter. “I’m excited, we’re excited, and happy,” Perry said on her IG story. “It’s probably the longest secret I’ve ever had to keep. I thought I would tell you guys in the best way through a piece of music.” She also tweeted her excitement for not having to hide the bump any longer.