Orlando Bloom Details Falling For Katy Perry: 'She Hates When I Say This'

By Logan DeLoye

April 18, 2024

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Orlando Bloom and partner Katy Perry continue to evolve together and strive for a life of normalcy amid their "giant careers."

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" standout sat down with Trever Noah for the latest episode of iHeartRadio podcast What Now? with Trevor Noah on Thursday, April 18, to discuss intricacies about the early days of his career and reveal new information regarding his relationship with the world-renowned "California Gurls" superstar.

"I think one of the things that I fell in love with Katy was... she hates when I say this, so I have to word it carefully, but her music was everywhere, right?"

Bloom continued, detailing that he knew a few Katy Perry songs before the pair started dating, but fell in love with the woman behind the hits.

"When I came up, it was just on every radio station, but I wasn't conscious of... [it] wasn't what I was listening to, but, I fell in love with Katheryn, this girl from Santa Barbara. And by the way, parents, pastors, living on food stamps."

He went on to describe a "side [of Santa Barbara] that no one knows," adding that Perry's upbringing was no "glamorous Montecito." The 47-year-old actor doted on his relationship, sharing that Perry pushes him to evolve and that he tries to counter her with similar energy.

"I feel I do the same for her. And that makes for fireworks, pardon the pun. But it also makes for a lot of fun and a lot of growth."

Despite how difficult it is to prioritize romance amid hectic and demanding work schedules, Bloom revealed that he would not change their relationship current dynamic "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. 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."

To hear what Bloom had to say about his career and a terrifying moment that "changed his life" forever, listen to the latest episode of What Now? with Trevor Noah on iHeartRadio!

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