Why Kate Perry Calls Herself a ‘Bridechilla’

Katy Perry has had a string of high-profile relationships over the years. She dated singer Travie McCoy for two years, had a brief marriage to comedian/actor Russell Brand, and dated singer John Mayer on and off for a few years as well. Now, at 35, she’s engaged to the man she calls “the love of her life,” actor Orlando Bloom. Just days ago they made an exciting new announcement, but it wasn’t their wedding date.

Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry first dated because of a burger

In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in February of 2019, Perry told the story of how she and Bloom first met. Three years prior, she was sitting at a table with Denzel Washington at the Golden Globes when someone reached over and took an In-N-Out burger off of the table.

“He took it and I was like ‘wait who–‘” at that point, Perry saw that it was Bloom and interrupted herself saying, “Oh my god you’re so hot. Fine. Take it.” When she saw him at a party later she asked: “How are those onions resting on your molars?”

She told Kimmel “cut to” and then flashed her engagement ring.

Orlando Bloom proposed to Katy Perry in a helicopter

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In a proposal that Kimmel called “very The Bachelor”  and Perry called “very James Bond” Bloom surprised Perry with a romantic helicopter ride after dinner on Valentine’s Day of 2019. During the helicopter ride, Bloom handed Perry a note of all of the things he wanted to say, in an attempt to distract her while he prepared the champagne and got the ring.

Things didn’t go as planned and he broke the champagne bottle and ripped his coat pocket while pulling out the ring box. Perry, of course, said yes, and they landed on a rooftop where her friends and family were waiting to congratulate the happy couple.

When asked who picked the ring out, she said tactfully explained: “I voiced my opinions.”

Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry have been engaged for over a year

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My babies blooming ❤️

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Now that a year has passed since their fairy tale engagement, fans are wondering when the wedding will happen. The event has already had a few possible dates that were rumored to have been rescheduled, the latest reportedly due to concerns over the coronavirus.

When Stellar Magazine writer Bree Player mentioned the upcoming marriage Perry responded with this dodge:

“I call myself a “bridechilla” as opposed to a bridezilla. Orlando and I are united with our approach. It’s not about the party, it’s about the coming together of people who will hold us accountable when things get really hard. Because it’s really great and then it’s really hard. Those are just the facts when you’re with someone who challenges you to be your best self.”

It’s unknown when the two will make it official but apparently Perry wants everyone to know she’s not stressing out about it. Is it because she and Bloom have something else to worry about?

Katy Perry is expecting her first child with Orlando Bloom

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I don’t know when a soul enters a new vehicle but if there is an afterlife where there’s a waiting room of the coming and going my mind wonders if the soul that is waiting to come into my world is getting a kiss on the forehead from my sweet Grandma that departed this earth yesterday. My heart hopes so. If she is able to speak with the soul in waiting the conversation would probably include “are you sure you wanna pick this wild group?!” There would most definitely be some sarcasm, a witty quip or two… tbh grandma probably had a glass of her favorite blush wine ready upon arrival to this afterlife… and a most fashionable look, jewels included, naturally. A lot of what I am is because of my father… and he is because of her. She started it all, as she used to remind us and I’m so grateful she did. Family… is there to show us what love can be… sometimes that journey of finding the love is tough to get to AND through but if you can open your heart and let the light lead the way you will find that incomparable love. Ann Pearl Hudson was a fighter. She survived the Great Depression, raised 3 kids on her own as a seamstress, making G strings for showgirls and other such characters in Vegas. She was always authentically herself, funny and full of all the sweet cozy things you think of when you think of grandmas. She gave me crisp dollar bills in hallmark cards, she let us eat her favorite almond cookies from the 99 cent store while we asked questions about the different fans she had displayed on her walls. She was a wonderful grandma and I will forever carry some of her in me. When my whit comes out, that’s Ann. When my authenticity comes out, that’s Ann. When my stubbornness comes out, hell, that’s Ann. When my fighter spirit comes out, that’s Ann. When my style comes out, that’s Ann. May she rest in deep peace and kiss the forehead of the soul to come and let them know everything is gonna be OK, especially now that they have gained an angel to look over them ♥️♠️

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Bloom has a 9-year-old son, Flynn, from his first marriage to Australian model Miranda Kerr. The two are on good terms and she says Bloom is “like a brother” to her.

Kerr is now remarried to Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel and they have a child together as well. Kerr says she feels very lucky about her situation and that  Flynn and Perry get along very well.

Perry is now expecting her first child with Bloom, an announcement she shared with her grandma, Ann Hudson, in a touching Instagram video. Her grandmother has since passed at the age of 99.