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

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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…


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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

They are definitely couple goals!

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

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

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.”

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

$5 million, you say?

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

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

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

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…

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

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

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

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

“Let’s just say it’s gonna be a jam-packed summer…”

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

There it is!

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

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

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.

“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.

“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.

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