Orlando Bloom Was Completely Celibate for Six Months Before Dating Katy Perry | 22 Words

Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry have firmly cemented themselves as one fo Hollywood's power couples. They've also had quite a busy few months - having announced both their engagement and that they are expecting their first child together (stay tuned for the amazing way they announced it).

This week, Orlando opened up to The Sunday Times in a tell-all interview, where he revealed something very unexpected about himself...


Orlando Bloom is kind of a big deal.

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The English actor is one of the most instantly recognizable faces of fantasy, thanks to his role as Legolas in the Lord of the Rings franchise.

Bloom has been famous for a really long time.

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And it was his role as Will Turner in 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is what really made him a household name.

Having said that, his career appears to have gone on to the back burner.

Bloom hasn't been in a movie since 2017 and hasn't been seen on our screens for quite some time.

Although that could simply be a case of shifting priorities.

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It seems Bloom may be focusing his attentions elsewhere - like on his romantic life, for instance.

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are one of Hollywood's more glamorous couples.

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But it took them a while to get to where they are now.

It wasn't until May of 2016 that Perry confirmed the two were officially dating.

She shared this snap of the pair lying down on some steps at the Cannes Film Festival. But, before this, their relationship was kept very hush-hush.

Fans suspected the pair's budding romance, however...

Including this collage of Bloom's 2017 birthday party, for which Perry brought a special birthday cake.

The couple have had some amazingly cute moment together.

They are definitely couple goals!

After a couple of relationship hiccups, they officially confirmed that they were back together in April 2018.

That same month, Perry shared this amazing (yet slightly bizarre) picture of the couple meeting the Pope.

And last Valentine's Day, Bloom shared this cryptic message.

He didn't tag anyone in particular, but fans quickly suspected they knew exactly what it meant.

And Katy confirmed everyone's suspicions...

Perry shared this snap of the corner of the pair's faces, alongside multiple heart-shaped balloons and a truly stunning pink engagement ring. Bloom shared the same picture, with the simple caption: "Lifetimes."

People were thrilled to hear the news.

One fan pointed out that exactly one year ago, Perry had caught the bouquet at her own brother's wedding.

We also got a better look at that ring.

$5 million, you say?

The couple are yet to tie the knot...

But they have something much more exciting to look forward to.

The couple are expecting their first child together.

And, in typical Katy Perry fashion, she revealed the exciting news in a rather unconventional way...

Through her new music video.

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It doesn't get any more A-list than that, does it?

Katy's new song, "Never Worn White" debuted on March 5.

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And the song, which will be a part of her fifth upcoming album, hints massively that the singer will be walking down the aisle very soon. The lyrics go: "Cause I've never worn white. But I wanna get it right. Yeah, I really wanna try with you. No, I've never worn white. But I'm standin' here tonight. Cause I really wanna say 'I do'"

The music video is very typical Katy Perry...

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As she can be seen donning a rather quirky and unique floral dress at one point.

But, for the majority of the video...

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Katy is seen in a stunning white gown and looking rather angelic.

But, as the video draws to a close...

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The singer can be seen clasping her hands around her stomach, which hadn't seemed any bigger throughout the full sequence.

And then, there we have it.

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She suddenly stands to a side and reveals her small bump, which she cradles delicately.

And, shortly after the debut, Katy shared a clip of the video on her Instagram, with the cryptic caption:

"Let’s just say it’s gonna be a jam-packed summer..."

She then addressed her pregnancy in an Instagram live stream...

"I'm excited," she said, "We're excited and happy and it's probably the longest secret I've ever had to keep."

She even flashed her bump...

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There it is!

She then flashed the camera back to herself...

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Where, in true Katy fashion, she let out an excitable scream.

This week, more details on the pair's relationship have emerged.

Reportedly, for 6 months before getting together with Katy, Orlando was celibate.

He opted for this period of celibacy after he was advised to by a friend.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, the actor revealed a friend suggested he abstain from all sexual behavior so that he would be in the right mindset for a long-term relationship. "If you want to be serious about a relationship, go celibate for a few months and figure it out," Orlando recalled his friend telling him.

At first, Orlando admitted he was unsure of the idea.

"It takes away the idea of going to a party and thinking, ‘Who am I going to meet?’ I was suddenly, like, ‘Oh, I can have a relationship with a woman that is just friends,’" Orlando explained.

And it seems the star surprised himself...

"I was going to do three months, but I was really enjoying the way I was relating to women, and to the feminine within myself. I know that sounds crazy." So, he extended to 6 months.

And when Orlando met Katy...

Well, we all know how the story goes. Congrats once again to the happy couple on their pregnancy news!