Orlando Bloom And Katy Perry Knew They Were Meant For Each Other On Their First Date

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom‘s on-again, off-again romance is very much on-again these days. In fact, they’re getting married! But before they tie the knot, Bloom is speaking out about one of the things that first drew them to one another.

When did Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom first meet?

Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry attend the Netflix Golden Globe Party on January 10, 2016. | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company

Bloom and Perry had met at least once before the above photo was taken. They were photographed having a conversation at Coach’s 3rd Annual Evening of Cocktails and Shopping to Benefit the Children’s Defense Fund in April 2013.

But what you see above, three years later, was the photo that sparked rumors of their relationship. Attendees at the 2016 Netflix Golden Globes After Party said that Bloom and Perry really hit it off, and from there, were spotted together for months before confirming their relationship in May 2016.

Perry and Bloom broke up for a while

Like many celebrity relationships, there were plenty of ups and downs. Rumors began around the end of 2016 that there was trouble in paradise. They officially split in March 2017, after a little over a year together.

But it only took a few months for speculation to arise that they were getting back together. About a year after their split, Perry confirmed that she and Bloom were, in fact, back together and better than ever.

Now, Bloom and Perry are engaged

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So after a year on, a few months off, and another year or so back on, Perry and Bloom took things to the next level. Though initial rumors as to why they broke up the first time indicated that Bloom wasn’t ready for marriage again, that’s clearly not the case now.

On Valentine’s Day 2019, Bloom proposed to Perry. They made this public with identical Instagram posts the next day, and Perry later told the story of their engagement. Both have since called the other their fiance/fiancee, so there’s no guesswork here — they’re really engaged.

Bloom told a story about one of their first dates

Bloom recently went on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and told him about a product he and Perry both love: Apple cider vinegar. “When I met Katy, one of our first dates, she had a bottle of water,” he said.

“And when you pour [apple cider vinegar] in the water, it makes it go kind of slightly off-color. And we both had bottles of apple cider vinegar.”He continued, “I said, ‘Wait, what have you got in your water?’ And she was like, ‘Apple cider vinegar.'”

Bloom and Fallon both exclaimed at the same time, with Fallon saying, “We’re made for each other!” and Bloom remarking “This is it!” Bloom even went on to say that he and Perry are both financial backers for Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar.

When will Perry and Bloom get married?

So… what’s the wait? Are Bloom and Perry preparing for a ceremony in the coming months? Clearly, both are very busy: Bloom is promoting his new series, Carnival Row, while Perry has been putting out plenty of new music. Then there’s Bloom’s son, Flynn, and their two beloved toy poodles, Nugget and Mighty.

What we’re saying is that we may have to wait months or even years before we finally get a Bloom-Perry wedding. But when we do, there’s no doubt that it will be an over-top event that will amaze us all.

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