Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom finally made their red carpet debut… more than two and a half years after they started seeing each other! As their romance continues to heat up, Wonderwall.com is taking a look at their relationship timeline. Keep reading to see their love blossom…
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Years before they fell for each other, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom were photographed together in April 2013! The future lovebirds posed with Conan O'Brien and J.J. Abrams at Coach's Third Annual Evening of Cocktails and Shopping to Benefit the Children's Defense Fund in Santa Monica, California. At the time, Katy was with John Mayer and Orlando was still married to Miranda Kerr. Now let's fast-forward a few years…
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's love story starts back in January 2016. The two were spotted having fun together at the Weinstein Company/Netflix Golden Globes afterparty that month, with a source telling Us Weekly that they even had a dance-off!
On the heels of their Golden Globes afterparty flirting, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom were spotted together in late January 2016. This time, they were seen attending a play in Los Angeles. Afterward, they snapped a group selfie with James Lecesne and Vinessa Shaw, fueling romance rumors.
Spotted: Katy Perry (bottom left) and Orlando Bloom (top right) at an Adele concert in Los Angeles in February 2016! Later that month, "Entertainment Tonight" reported that they were seen on vacation in Hawaii holding hands while on a hike.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's flame continued to burn in April 2016 at Coachella. Festival-goers snapped photos of the loved-up pair not shying away from PDA at the popular music festival. Fans hoped the couple would make things red carpet official at the 2016 Met gala in early May, but the famous pair opted to pose separately. Still, they had a secret connection to each other — both wore matching Tamagotchis to the high-fashion event. Though they didn't walk the red carpet side by side, they did get snapped together at an afterparty (seen here)!
Though fans were on to their clandestine romance, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom still tried to keep a low profile at the amfAR Gala during the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016. The new couple sat at different tables and tried to downplay their budding relationship. Yet on that same trip, Katy eventually made things Instagram official, posting a photo of herself with Orlando on the steps of France's Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, captioning it, "we cannes't."
It was a summer of vacations for Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry. After spending time in Cannes, France, in May (seen here), they traveled to Italy in August 2016. It was there that the duo made headlines for a pretty interesting move — naked paddleboarding. Yep, while Katy soaked up the sun in a bikini, Orlando was caught by paparazzi paddling in the buff.
The couple that does a joint Halloween costume together… stays together? Katy Perry stepped out to a Halloween party in 2016 dressed as presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Headlines speculated that the man dressed as former President Bill Clinton next to her was Orlando — but it turns out it was a friend: Orlando wore a wild orange wig and mask and trailed Katy dressed as a larger-than-life cartoon-y version of candidate Donald Trump.
Things were getting very serious by November 2016. Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom spent Thanksgiving with Katy's family — Orlando was even decked out in a plaid onesie with the rest of the group, according to Katy's Instagram Story. Days after the holiday, the duo attended the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City together — and this time they sat at the same table!
Coupling up for a good cause! Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom dressed up as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus during a visit to Children's Hospital Los Angeles a few days before celebrating Christmas together. The following month, Katy threw Orlando a surprise party in Palm Springs, California, for his 40th birthday.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom posed for photographers — together — for the first time in February 2017. The two were snapped at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, though rumors were starting to swirl that they were on the verge of a split.
It's already over?! March 2017 saw Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's first split. Their reps gave a statement to Us Weekly at the time, explaining that the two were "taking respectful, loving space at this time." But the stars were back together by August 2017, which is when they were spotted heading to an Ed Sheeran concert in Los Angeles on Orlando's motorcycle.
They're back on! It took a while, but Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom were officially back on by February 2018. The Sun was the first to report that the stars had reunited — just in time for Valentine's Day. Fans noticed that Katy and Orlando had started liking each other's Instagram posts ahead of the reunion news.
In April 2018, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom were seen vacationing in Rome, where they took in sights such as the Colosseum. Following the trip, rumors began to swirl that the couple had secretly tied the knot and that the stop was actually their honeymoon — but it was quickly discovered that they weren't even yet engaged, much less already husband and wife.
Red carpet official! Though they made their Instagram debut together in May 2016, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom waited until the Gala for the Global Ocean benefit in Monaco in September 2018 to pose on a red carpet together.