EXCLUSIVE: KATY PERRY & ORLANDO BLOOM ARE FRIENDS WITH ‘BIRTHDAY’ BENEFITSSeptember 8, 2017
By Brodie Cooper
The world has been wondering what has been going on with Katy and Orlando in recent weeks after they reunited – and then were seen with other people.
However, friends have revealed that Katy promised Orlando 12 months of adventures for his 40th birthday and even after they split in spring she wanted to continue that quest to make him happy.
So when the pair has no plans, Katy dishes out proposals for Orlando to celebrate again and again.
The reunited Hollywood love birds refuse to define their relationship – even though they admit they are in love.
An associate of Katy revealed:
“Katy vowed to help Orlando have a full year of celebrating his 40th birthday and even though they have split she remains adamant that will happen. Now they have a policy that when they have free time at the same time they will hang out. And because Katy likes to keep her relationship modern, as far as she is concerned, when they are together in the flesh they act like a full couple….and all the natural things that come with that. Some of her gang have called this set up ‘birthday friends with benefits.’ There are no issues – just two people who care for one another. Katy loves spending time with Orlando, especially enjoying their adventures. When they are free they go out and act like a pair in love. But when they are apart they are adamant to those around them that they are single.”
The associate added: “Katy admits she loves him but realizes that their lives are being pulled apart due to their career success. Realistically at this stage of their lives, it is tough to run any conventional relationship. So they are doing the best they can – and Orlando has been having a birthday year to remember.”
Superstar Katy and Pirates Of The Caribbean star Orlando have maintained their close relationship throughout the summer despite breaking up in March.
Over the Labor Day weekend, they were seen together on a beach outing in Santa Barbara, California. They attempted to go incognito in hats and sunglasses as they spent the day paddle boarding at the upmarket Cali beach town.
Just a few weeks ago they were seen by concert goers “kissing and cuddling” at an Ed Sheeran gig in Los Angeles. After the show, Bloom gave her a ride home on his motorcycle.
In August, Katy tried to explain the relationship in an interview with Sirius FM’s Morning Mash Up.
“I think people are in and out of your life and it’s nice to keep people you love around you. I think for me, it’s never so extreme. You know, when you get older, lines get blurred,” the “Swish Swish” singer said.
Katy and Orlando dated for almost a year after first being seen flirting at a Golden Globes party in January 2016.
The couple said in a joint statement at the time of their split: “Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.”