Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom; Cassie Sainsbury;
The exes take in a concert before cuddling up for a bike ride
WHEN SINGER ED SHEERAN launched into his hit “The Shape of You” at his Aug. 12 Los Angeles concert, only one thing could distract fans from their music idol—watching singer Katy Perry cosy up to her ex Orlando Bloom at the Staples Center gig.
Fans tweeted they’d seen the couple, who split in February after 10 months of dating, holding hands backstage and exiting the concert together. One eyewitness reportedly told E! News that Perry, 32, and Bloom, 40, were acting like a romantic couple. “They
definitely seemed like they’re back together,” the insider said. “They cuddled most of the night. She sat on his lap most of the night and shared kisses.”
A source told WHO the couple are still pals. “[Orlando] and Katy have been in touch since they broke up,” the source said. “They ended things as friends. They continue to be friends.” Good friends, it would seem. After the concert, the pair—who both wore similar black baseball-style hats—left together, with Perry wrapping her arms around Bloom as they set off on his motorcycle.
Although the couple had not been seen cosying up recently, their closeness is no great surprise. As Perry tweeted soon after their split: “How about a new way of thinking for 2017? U can still be friends & love ur former partners. No-one’s a victim or a villain.”
Perry and Bloom outside the Staples Center on Aug. 12. In February the couple said they were “taking respectful, loving space” from each other.
A source told WHO the couple “aren’t back together, but they have history and are open to seeing what happens.”
Bloom—who has 6-year-old son Flynn with ex Miranda Kerr— first dated Perry in January 2016. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor was prepared with a spare motorbike helmet. Sainsbury (outside court on Aug. 9) “is good,” lawyer Orlando Herran tells WHO. “Her family came for the hearing.”