Welcome to #RelationshipGoals, where we’re giving the stage to the power couples we admire. From admirable long-term relationships to inspirational newlyweds, these are the couples we love and hope to take cues from in our own relationships.
How did pop queen Katy Perry and our beloved Will Turner (or Legolas, if you’re a Lord of the Rings fan) meet?
“We bonded over and an In-N-Out burger about three years ago at the Golden Globes,” said Perry in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel. “He stole one off of my table… And I was like, ‘Wait– oh, you’re so hot. Fine, take it.’”
They’d meet again a short while later at the 2016 Netflix Golden Globes after party and hit it off, “I saw him at a party, and I was like, ‘How are those onions resting on your molars?’ He’s like, ‘I like you.’”
“Katy literally dropped to the floor and was waving her booty around, beckoning Orlando,” a source later told Us Weekly of the duo’s hilarious dance-off.
Perrybloom, as we know it, was officially on.
Why Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are a true power couple
While not yet confirmed to be together, throughout 2016 the couple was spotted enjoying time with one another.
From attending an Adele concert where “At certain points Orlando would give Katy a peck on the lips” to vacationing in Hawaii and partying at Coachella, they did their best to stay away from the prying eyes of the media without letting it put a damper on their fun.
Months later, after remaining in relative secrecy, Perry shared a photo on Instagram of herself and Bloom sprawled out on the staircase of the mansion at the Cannes Film Festival with the caption, “we cannes’t”.
It was undeniable: they were together and, clearly, very much in love.
Soon after, it looked as though it wasn’t meant to last as reports emerged stated that the two had called it quits. But whether it was relationship troubles or media hype, the two formed a united front and had an amazing Thanksgiving to finish the year with one another.
Months later, the two were still going strong as Perry threw Bloom an extravagant surprise party (even flying in his mom) for his 40th birthday.
However, by years’ end, both Katy and Orlando’s parties confirm that “Orlando and Katy are taking a respectful, loving space at this time.”
But less than a month later, the two began to be spotted together again sparking rumors of whether it was love or friendship. Six months later a source confirmed to The Sun that they were truly back on (if they ever were off!).
“Katy wants to make things work this time around. 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,” said the source.
All the times they inspired us with their love
After coming out of a rough path and finding each other again, Katy and Orlando were stronger, wiser, and more mature in love for it.
But nothing proved this clearer than when the pair announced via Perry’s Instagram that they had become engaged on Valentine’s Day of 2019.
Hours after Perry’s mother, Mary Hudson, shared photos of what she said was their engagement party on Facebook, the pop star shared a photo of her showing off a brilliant diamond ring with Bloom just out of frame on Instagram with the caption, “Full bloom.”
“We went to dinner, and I thought we were going to go and see some art after,” Perry told Jimmy Kimmel. “But we pulled up to a helicopter, and the funny part is we had champagne in the helicopter and the box was in his pocket and he had written down everything he wanted to say on a note. You know, to divert, right?”
Perry went on to tell the story of a hilariously nervous Bloom, “He was going to pull [the note] out while I’m reading it. So I’m reading it, but I’m hearing, like, the champagne is, like, broken. The bottle’s everywhere, and I’m still looking at the note because he’s pulling out this box that’s too big for his coat pocket. It rips his coat pocket, and his elbow goes into the champagne.”
“We landed on a rooftop, and my whole family was there, and all my friends. He did so well,” said Perry.
Now with the wedding in the works, Katy is planning on “slowing down her career this year,” a source told People. They “want to get married and start a family sooner rather than later.”
Their biggest relationship takeaway
Though they’ve had their ups and downs, both Katy and Orlando clearly are willing to do what it takes to work through the challenge of being in such a high-profile romance and aren’t afraid of allowing the relationship to develop at its own pace.
Every great relationship takes patience. We grow up being taught that “love at first sight” should hit us over the head and everything will be perfect. Then we learn it’s not and we think it’s just not a match.
But the truth is love takes work– and perrybloom have shown they’re willing to go the distance and love one another for who they are.
“She’s a remarkable human being, actually. I wouldn’t have imagined anything happening.
‘And, you know, when you get hit sideways you get hit sideways. You don’t pick who you fall in love with,” Bloom told The Times.
Bloom shared this heartfelt post on Instagram sometime later:
“A shallow person will have only shallow relationships. Real love is not one person clinging to another. It can only be fostered between two strong people secure in their individuality. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of The Little Prince, wrote in a work called Wind, Sand and Stars, ‘Love is not two people gazing at each other, but two people looking together in the same direction.’”