Love blossomed for Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom on Valentine’s Day. They celebrated their relationship with some romantic news.

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They say the course of true love never did run smooth, and in some cases that’s true. But despite past differences, American Music Award winner Katy Perry and Lord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom are deeply in love. It’s evident from the romantic way they celebrated Valentine’s Day 2019.

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Although he’s a renowned Hollywood actor now, English-born Orlando Bloom began his career with humbler beginnings. In fact, a small role in 1997’s Wilde – based on Oscar Wilde’s life – was his first movie debut. But he soon went on to greater things when Sir Peter Jackson noticed him in 2001.

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To be specific, the film producer cast Bloom in his movie adaption of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. He played the role of ageless elf Legolas throughout the trilogy and its prequel series: The Hobbit. The part suited Bloom so much, he made a name for himself in epic fantasy and historical roles.

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After that start, Bloom went on to star as the blacksmith-turned-pirate Will Turner in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean films. He also played in Haven (which he also co-produced), Kingdom of Heaven and The Three Musketeers among others. Furthermore, the actor’s work has won him multiple awards over his on-screen career.

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But not everything has gone smoothly for the actor. For example, Bloom’s first marriage ended in divorce. He and supermodel Miranda Kerr fell for each other in 2007, and they married three years later. For all intents and purposes, it looked as though their relationship might even go the distance.

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It had been promising, however. Indeed, Kerr and Bloom had a son together called Flynn Christopher Bloom in January 2011. Their love wasn’t to be, though, and the marriage ended after just three years. The news came as a blow to fans following the couple’s relationship via the tabloids and social media.

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Despite their divorce, the media darlings have remained firm friends ever since. It seems as though they perhaps even get along better since their split, as Kerr told Marie Claire on September 8, 2017. “It was the right thing to do,” the model said on the subject of their uncoupling.

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Furthermore, Kerr explained that the split had been amicable. “There’s no hostility there, we’ll always be friends,” she elaborated. Bloom also has high praise for his ex-wife, as a May 2017 Mother’s Day Instagram upload illustrates. The picture features little Flynn hugging a poster of his mother with a touching caption from Bloom.

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And Bloom had something touching to say about the origin of the poster. “We came across this billboard in China while he was visiting me on set,” he wrote. “He [Flynn] loves his mum, and what’s not to love. She’s a wonderful mother, a great friend and co-parent. So blessed and grateful.” Not all celebrities break up so amicably, however.

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American singer and songwriter Katy Perry is one of them. Her career really took off with her second album: One of the Boys. It included her now-famous songs, Hot n Cold and I Kissed a Girl, which increased her career trajectory. Since then, Perry’s received 25 awards for her music contributions.

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In addition, Teenage Dream – the singer’s third album – featured five hits that reached number one in America. They were Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.), Teenage Dream, California Gurls, E.T. and Firework. Only Michael Jackson’s Bad album had previously reached such heights, and Perry is the first female artist to have that kind of success.

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But considering the spotlight that her fame brought, Perry managed to keep her relationship with comedian Russell Brand fairly quiet. It’s well known, though, that the two struck up a whirlwind romance after the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009. They got engaged a few months later and wed in October 2010.

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The two celebrities had a short-lived marriage, which Brand allegedly ended by text message in December 2011. Both he and Perry deliberately kept the details of their relationship out of the media whenever possible, though. The singer admitted it to ODE during an interview about her autobiographical movie: Part of Me.

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“I was very careful every step of the way,” Perry said on June 29, 2012. “That’s why we didn’t sell our wedding photos. And it’s why we’re both trying to keep it between each other. But it is a lesson learned, and I hope that everybody has to know that obviously, if you have problems, it’s okay.”

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Even so, a few tidbits of information have surfaced over the intervening years. One of these came from Brand, who indirectly revealed that he and Perry didn’t part on good terms. “I’m willing and open for reconciliation – any kind,” he told Celebs Now on September 9, 2017.

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In an interview with music magazine Billboard, Brand placed the blame for his unsuccessful marriage on squarely the celebrity lifestyle. On March 4, 2017, he said, “The marriage didn’t last for a very long time. And I think that is to do with the undulating nature of fame.”

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They’ve since moved on, and Perry started dating Bloom in 2016. The first time they were spotted in public was when attendees at the Weinstein Company/Netflix Golden Globes saw the pair apparently flirting and dancing together. The rumors only escalated from there, and it seemed like their romance was indeed blooming.

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It wasn’t long before pictures of Bloom and Perry together appeared on social media. Fans dubbed their pairing Perrybloom, and by February that year it seemed like the rumors were true. One Mail Online source even reportedly witnessed them kissing during an Adele concert, sharing what the source described as “high spirits.”

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Those reports gained further confirmation later that month when TV show Entertainment Tonight reported Perry and Bloom took a vacation together. Its source spotted them in Hawaii kissing and holding hands. But there was still no official word on their relationship until May 2016, when Perry uploaded a picture of her and Bloom together.

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She captioned the picture – which showed Perrybloom together on a mansion staircase at the Cannes Film Festival – “We Cannes’t.” Once the secret had broken, the pair seemed less concerned about media exposure. In fact, Bloom found himself the center of it that August when the media spotted him going full-frontal.

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The internet lost it when pictures caught its collective eye of Bloom on a paddleboard ride with Perry in Italy. That’s because the actor had gone into action without clothes. It wasn’t the last time they drew media attention, either. Perrybloom’s impressive contribution to Kate Hudson’s Halloween party also wowed attendees and fans alike.

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Since Bloom and Perry are supporters of the Democratic Party themselves, they went dressed in couple’s costumes as Bill and Hillary Clinton. Not only did they wear appropriate clothes, but Perry’s prosthetic makeup she used for the occasion reportedly took hours. Bloom was equally impressive in the role as husband Bill.

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However, subsequent to the party, rumors began swirling that there was trouble in Perrybloom paradise. Some claims had it that the couple were no longer together. And the talk in some quarters was that Bloom wanted to call it a day. An InTouch Weekly source said though, “Not long after Halloween, Orlando confessed to pals that he’d decided to end their relationship.”

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Apparently, having a family was the issue at stake. “He claimed that he’s just not ready to get married and have babies,” the anonymous informant said of Bloom. On the other hand, another source contradicted this revelation. They reported that Perry was the one who wasn’t satisfied with the relationship.

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“She said they were on different life paths and as much as she likes him, it’s time to move on,” the second source revealed. Despite this seeming split though, the following months seemed to contradict the information these sources gave. Perrybloom appeared to be as strong as ever when they celebrated Bloom’s birthday and visited Tokyo together.

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Then in March 2017 the couple’s reps released a joint statement confirming that they were indeed separating. It seemed that there had been a decision to end the chatter. “Before rumours or falsifications get out of hand,” the announcement informed, “we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.”

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That remained the case for several months until eyewitnesses spotted Bloom and Perry together again in August 2017. First they took in an Ed Sheeran concert together. They were later seen holidaying at the Sanrio Puroland amusement park and in the Maldives, but information on their romantic status wasn’t forthcoming.

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That wasn’t enough to stop talk about the continuation of Perrybloom, though. In April 2018 the singer herself even confirmed she was in a relationship with someone. When an Entertainment Tonight reporter asked Perry if she was taken, she was willing to confirm it. She said, “Yeah, girl, of course I am!”

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In a surprising twist, Perry revealed that her mystery man was no other than Bloom when they attended the red carpet together in September. They’ve been dating ever since, but the way that Perrybloom celebrated Valentine’s Day in 2019 has got tongues wagging again. So what caused the surge in attention?

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On February 15, 2019, both Perry and Bloom uploaded the same picture to Instagram. It was a closeup of the happy couple in a room full of red Valentine’s Day heart balloons. However, that wasn’t the focus of the picture’s attention. That honor went to what Perry was wearing.

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In the picture, the singer has a large wedding ring that is shaped like a flower on her finger. She accompanied it with the caption, “Full bloom.” Meanwhile, Bloom’s message on his photo simply read, “Lifetimes.” Although the comments are cryptic, the message certainly comes through: Perry and Bloom are engaged.

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On top of that, Mary Hudson – Perry’s mother – confirmed this shortly after by sharing the picture on her Facebook page. In addition, she provided a closer picture of the ring and captioned it, “Look who got engaged on Valentines Day!!” For reasons unknown, she removed her post the next day.

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Perry later revealed that Bloom’s actual proposal had been even more romantic than might seem to be the case. She told Cosmopolitan on February 26, 2018, that his plan came as a complete surprise. “It was Valentine’s Day… I thought we were going to go see some art after dinner,” she said.

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Perry continued on with the story. She said, “But instead we pulled up to a helicopter.” Bloom’s surprises continued when he passed her a message filled with expressions of his love. Yet the note had another purpose: it drew Perry’s attention while her beau prepared to pop the big question.

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Perry then recounted how Bloom’s attempts to reveal her engagement ring didn’t go quite according to plan. “He’s pulling out this box that’s too big for his coat pocket,” she told The Sun on February 27, 2019. “He rips his coat pocket, and then his elbow goes into the champagne!” The singer seemed to find Bloom’s mishap endearing, though.

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Perry confirmed to Cosmopolitan that it had been very sweet, before continuing on with her story. “We landed on a rooftop [in Los Angeles] and my whole family was there, and all my friends,” she told the magazine. “He did so well.” The singer also dubbed herself and Bloom “adventuring buddies.”

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Perry’s ring has caused some talk online because of its resemblance to the one Bloom gave his ex-wife: Kerr. There’s an unmistakable flower theme to both the rings he has proffered. But Perry has apparently discussed style choices with him in the past. She simply stated, “I voiced my opinions.”

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With regard to the cost of the ring, various jewellers have tried estimating its value. For example, gemologist Grant Mobley thinks that it’s worth somewhere in the region of $20,000 at a cursory glance. “That value could go up significantly depending on the characteristics and origin of the center stone,” he told fashion magazine Elle on February 15, 2019.

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Other specialists predict the ring’s worth is on the higher side. Diamond expert Andrew Fox said, “My estimation is that the ring is closer to $300,000-$500,000. “Why? The stone is not a pink diamond unless it is treated. The center stone is simply too dark to be a natural pink diamond.”

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WP Diamonds president Andrew Brown has one of the highest estimates for Perry’s engagement ring. “Katy’s unbelievable engagement ring from Orlando Bloom would retail in the range of $5 million,” he explained. “What looks to be a four-carat fancy vivid pink oval shaped diamond arranged with eight white diamonds around it to assemble a flower ‘in bloom.’ This ring is truly one-of-a-kind, and wildly valuable.”

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