Do Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Want Kids?

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are attracting a lot of attention for their upcoming wedding. The couple will reportedly wed at the end of 2019, and fans are already looking ahead to seeing their married life together. Most notably, one question that gets thrown around a lot by onlookers concerns children. Will Perry and Bloom have kids? Do they even want to?

When did Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom get engaged?

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Perry and Bloom started dating in 2016 after hitting it off at a Golden Globes after-party. They briefly broke up in 2017, but after getting back together, the couple was determined to make things work. They later got engaged on Valentine’s Day 2019.

Bloom and Perry posted a photo of themselves on social media with red balloons and a ring that looked suspiciously like an engagement ring. Perry’s mother later confirmed that they had a “secret” engagement party on Valentine’s Day.

In honor of their love, Bloom later also shared a heartwarming quote on Instagram. It read: “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…. Love is not two people gazing at each other, but two people looking ahead together in the same direction.”

Do Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom want kids of their own?

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By many accounts, Perry and Bloom definitely do want to have kids together. A source told People back in February that Perry is planning on “slowing down her career this year” in order to possibly grow her family.

“They both want kids together and will prioritize this,” the insider shared.

Bloom also recently confirmed this. In an interview with Howard Stern, the 42-year-old actor said that he is excited to have children with Perry.

“It would be a wonderful thing,” said Bloom. “We are shooting for that.”

What is Katy Perry like as a stepmother to Orlando Bloom’s son?

While Perry and Bloom do not have children together, the couple does have a child in their life right now: Bloom’s son, Flynn, with his ex-wife Miranda Kerr.

Bloom and Kerr were married from 2010 to 2013, and their son was born in 2011. Despite the fact that they are now divorced, Bloom and Kerr are on good terms with each other. In the interview with Stern, Bloom shared that he and Kerr were determined to make their relationship work after the divorce for the sake of Flynn.

Perry also reportedly gets along well with Kerr. The two women have been spotted interacting with each other a few times and there does not seem to be any bad blood between them. When TMZ saw Perry and Bloom after Perry celebrated her 34th birthday with Bloom and his son, Kerr gave Perry presents and Perry bid farewell to Flynn with a sweet, “I love you Flynnie.”

Bloom shared that his fiancee did need time to adjust to life with a child. Since Perry does not have a kid of her own, she simply had to learn to think less about herself.

“She, you know, is still the most important person in her room [with] her family and everyone else,” Bloom told Stern. “I’m sure, you know, having a child for me changed all of that, so I was in a different headspace and she had to kind of work on getting her head into a headspace that felt like, OK, partnership and stuff.”

However, Flynn is definitely a lucky child. Bloom noted that Flynn’s stepfather is Evan Spiegel, the founder of Snapchat. Meanwhile, his mother is a supermodel and his soon-to-be stepmother is a famous singer.

“I’m just like, ‘We need to get him in therapy right now,'” Bloom joked.