Orlando Bloom Says He Was Celibate For 6 Months Before Meeting Katy Perry

Get ready for some TMI from Orlando Bloom!

On Sunday, The Sunday Times shared an in-depth interview with Orlando Bloom, where he went deep on his personal life, including his decision to go celibate just before meeting his now fiance, Katy Perry.

"I wasn't happy," the 43-year-old actor, who split from supermodel Miranda Kerr in 2013, shared with the newspaper. Thankfully, his friend, professional surfer Laird Hamilton, offered some words of advice. "Laird said, 'If you want to be serious about a relationship, go celibate for a few months and figure it out."

"It takes away the idea of going to a party and thinking, 'Who am I going to meet?' I was suddenly, like, 'Oh, I can have a relationship with a woman that is just friends,'" Bloom added.

In the interview, Bloom revealed that he never felt as though he had ever developed a true friendship with women because sex was always a part of the equation. "I was going to do three months," Bloom said of his original plan, "but I was really enjoying the way I was relating to women, and to the feminine within myself."

Yes, for those of you who were wondering, Bloom's celibacy also included abstaining from masturbation. "It was insane. I don't think it's healthy," he said. "I don't think it was advisable. You have to keep it moving down there."

Some six months into his celibacy stint, Bloom met Perry and, as you know, the rest is history. The pair announced their engagement in 2019, and just a few weeks ago, Perry revealed she is pregnant with their first child together in the music video for her song, Never Worn White.

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"This kind of joy isn't something you can put into words—or really wrap your head around. Obviously, we've known for a long time before going public. As you can imagine, it's such an incredibly precious, private, yet commonplace moment to be sharing with the world," Bloom said of the pregnancy. "The whole family is over the moon."

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