Orlando Bloom reflects on love story with Katy Perry: I wouldn’t change it for anything

Orlando Bloom, the acclaimed actor known for his roles in “The Lord of the Rings” and “Pirates of the Caribbean”, is opening up about his love story with Katy Perry, sharing heartfelt insights into his relationship with the pop sensation.

In a candid conversation on the What Now? with Trevor Noah podcast, Bloom delved into the nuances of their romance, highlighting the depth of their connection and the transformative power of love.


Bloom, 47, opened up about the moment he fell for Perry, 39, emphasizing her authenticity and resilience. Reflecting on her humble beginnings in Santa Barbara, Bloom recounted how he was captivated by the essence of Katheryn, the girl behind the global pop icon. Despite their disparate upbringings, Bloom found common ground in their shared journey of growth and self-discovery.

Bloom said he and Perry both have an “understanding where we came from, what we worked to do, what we had to do to get to where we got to,” admitting that the “Roar” singer “definitely demands that I evolve.”

“I feel I do the same for her. And that makes for fireworks, pardon the pun,” he continued, referencing Perry’s hit single. “But it also makes for a lot of fun and a lot of growth.”

The dynamic duo, who met in 2016 and got engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2019, have since welcomed their daughter Daisy Dove into the world. Bloom candidly discussed the challenges of balancing their flourishing careers with the demands of parenthood, acknowledging Perry’s expansive universe in the music industry. Despite the complexities, Bloom expressed unwavering devotion, affirming that he wouldn’t trade their journey for anything.

“I wouldn’t change it for anything, even when sometimes it feels like, ‘how do we do this?’ Because we’ve got these two giant careers and lives, and hers is even, you know… it’s like a universe sometimes,” Bloom continued of their relationship. “But I think I just keep coming back to her and trying to hold her hand and walk her back to the sand pit and be like… we’re just gonna build a sandcastle.”

In a touching metaphor, Bloom likened their relationship to building sandcastles, embracing the simplicity and joy of shared moments. He credited Perry as a “master” of crafting these cherished memories, highlighting the significance of small gestures and intimate connections in their bond. Bloom’s commitment to creating space for love and growth underscores the depth of their partnership and mutual respect.

Bloom’s introspection extended to his personal journey of self-validation and growth. Through his relationship with Perry, he discovered the strength and resilience needed to navigate life’s challenges. As a father to his son Flynn from a previous marriage, Bloom emphasized the importance of being present and emotionally available, striving to be the best version of himself for his family.