It’s an exciting time for Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, who confirmed in March 2020 they’re expecting their first child together.
It’s been quite the ride for the couple, who first began a flirtation in early 2016 and, through several ups and downs, made their way to a proposal and a pregnancy announcement. Below, check out a complete timeline of their relationship:
January 2016: Perry and Bloom reportedly have a mild flirtation at a Golden Globes after-party. “Katy and Orlando had a total dance-off—it was the best part of the party,” a source told Us Weekly at the time. “Katy literally dropped to the floor and was waving her booty around, beckoning Orlando.” That same month they saw a production of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey in Culver City, California, and posed for a photo.
May 2016: Us Weekly reports Bloom and Perry are an item but are consciously avoiding being photographed together. A prime example of this was at the amfAR Gala during the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where they sat at separate tables.
That same month she seemingly made the relationship Instagram official by posting this cute pic of herself and Bloom in Cannes.
August 2016: Bloom goes nude while paddleboarding with Perry, and the photos go viral. “It was extremely surprising,” he told British Elle about the incident. “I wouldn’t have put myself in that position if I’d thought it would happen. I’ve been photographed a million times in a million ways. I have a good radar.”
October 2016: Couples costume alert! For Kate Hudson’s annual Halloween party, Perry and Bloom dress as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. (Bloom is in the background of the photo.)