Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have a lot going on these days. The couple just announced they’re expecting their first child, by way of Perry’s latest music video for “Never Worn White.” They’ve also been planning their wedding and juggling two high-profile and extremely busy careers.
Like with any other couple, all that stress can cause tension—but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. “I have consciously or unconsciously picked a partner that makes sure I keep evolving into the best version of myself,” she said during a recent On Air with Ryan Seacrest interview. “There’s a lot of friction between my partner and I, but that friction breeds something beautiful. It can breed a lot of light.”
“It’s just one of those relationships,” she continued. “I don’t know about anyone else that’s listening whatever kind of relationship they’ve had—and I’ve had many—but it’s like we basically, we get down to the mat and come back up every time.”
As long as everyone’s communicating and working through any issues, it sounds like there’s nothing to be worried about with these two lovebirds. Bloom proposed to Perry during a Bachelor-worthy helicopter ride on Valentine’s Day 2019. “It was really sweet,” she said at the time. Bloom even arranged to have their family and friends ready to celebrate as they landed.
Since breaking the news of her pregnancy, Perry stepped out in public for the first on March 7—without having to hide her baby bump with a large purse. She was rehearsing for a performance at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 Final in Melbourne, Australia.
So, why was the “Never Worn White” video was the right moment to make the big announcement? “Honestly, I was getting way too fat to hide it, so I was like, ‘Well, I think this song would be a great reveal! Let’s start there,” she said on Sirius XM Hits 1, per Billboard. “And that’s how I communicate things—I communicate through music.”