How Did Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Make Their Relationship Work After Breaking Up?

Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry recently announced their engagement. A couple of year ago, few would have imagined this was even possible. They had, after all, split up after Perry saw a video of her boyfriend all over another woman. Nonetheless, the pair have reunited and now they say they plan to marry. How do they make their love relationship work after such a dramatic breakup? The answers may surprise you.

Bloom and Perry talking to each other
Bloom and Perry talking | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company

The incident that split the couple up occurred in February 2017 while Perry was in London to perform at the Brit Awards. Bloom was 5,500 miles away attending a Global Green charity event in Los Angeles. According to The Sun, video footage showed Bloom and Erin McCabe getting quite cozy at the event that was sponsored by her dad, Global Green SEO Les McCabe.

On March 2, 2017, The Sun published a series of embarrassing images that clearly show Bloom close to Erin McCabe at the event. Not only were the pair cozying up throughout the evening, they were also seen leaving at the same time.

How did Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom get back together?

After the public snafu that split them apart, Bloom told Elle magazine that he and Perry intended to remain friends despite breaking up:

It’s good. We’re all grown-up. She happens to be someone who is very visible, but I don’t think anybody cares what I’m up to. Nor should they. It’s between us. It’s better to set an example for kids and show that breakups don’t have to be about hate.

Bloom and Perry find love … again

Initial inklings the duo might reconcile occurred early in 2017, when Bloom and Perry went on vacation together in the Maldives islands. A few short weeks later, they were seen together in Prague.

Last spring, Perry and Bloom were spotted together in Italy where Katy was scheduled to speak about Transcendental Meditation at the Vatican. A source close to the couple told People magazine that Bloom was not content playing the field:

Their relationship seems stronger now. Orlando got sick of being single. Dating different women is not so alluring to him anymore.

After their meeting with Pope Francis, the reunited lovebirds strolled the streets of Rome and explored the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel while holding hands. The confidant who spoke with People explained that while apart, Bloom and Perry missed each other tremendously and that Bloom now seems “very happy.”

“Orlando and Katy are great. They are dating exclusively again and things seem more serious. They are both excited about it and don’t want to hide, but at the same time they are trying to keep privacy as well.”

Lucky to get a second chance at love

Perhaps the months that Perry and Bloom spent apart gave the Pirates of the Caribbean star some time to think about what really matters in life. On Valentine’s Day, Bloom took to Instagram to express a heartfelt and mature view of love:

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.

What did Bloom and Perry change to make it work?

Bloom and Perry seem more committed than ever to make their relationship work. Sources tell People the two lovebirds make their relationship a “priority” now, and they “fly all around the world” together so they can spend time together and keep their relationship strong.

Romantics everywhere wish Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom a wonderful new chance at love.