Katy Perry, Or­lando Bloom; Samantha Markle

The A-lis­ters are loved-up – and a wedding isn’t far off

WHO - - Content - By Melody Chiu with re­port­ing by Pernilla Ce­den­heim and Pe­ter Mikel­bank

OR­LANDO BLOOM AND KATY PERRY are back on – and not hid­ing their love this time. When the stars made their red­car­pet de­but at the Monte Carlo Gala for the Global Ocean in Monaco on Sept. 26, “they were in­sep­a­ra­ble,” says an on­looker. “They were en­joy­ing the mo­ment, laugh­ing and touch­ing one an­other. They never stopped hold­ing hands and seemed very much a cou­ple in love.” It’s been 10 months since Bloom, 41, and Perry, 33, sparked ru­mours of a rec­on­cil­i­a­tion when they were spot­ted va­ca­tion­ing to­gether in the Mal­dives, a get­away that came one year af­ter the cou­ple first hit pause on their re­la­tion­ship in early 2017. When they ini­tially split, mul­ti­ple sources re­vealed Bloom – who was pre­vi­ously mar­ried to model Mi­randa Kerr – wasn’t ready to set­tle down. But now a friend says the ac­tor is plan­ning a fu­ture with the singer: “He al­ways said he would ab­so­lutely get mar­ried again, and it seems Katy could be it. They both seem very happy.” Since they be­gan dat­ing again, the cou­ple have pri­ori­tised spend­ing qual­ity time with each other. When Perry kicked off the Asian leg of her Wit­ness tour in March, Bloom was in the au­di­ence as she ded­i­cated the love song “Into Me You See” to him. “This next song is about be­ing so loved and so seen that you never, ever have felt this feel­ing be­fore,” she said about “Bubba Doo,” seem­ingly her pet name for Bloom. In July, the singer – who is back as a judge on the up­com­ing sea­son of Amer­i­can Idol – jet­ted to Lon­don for 24 hours to see Bloom per­form in the West End play Killer Joe. “This has been an amaz­ing year for the re­la­tion­ship,” says a source about the cou­ple, who’ve hol­i­dayed in Prague, Rome and Greece. “It’s like they needed to split and get back to­gether again to get to this point.” With their re­la­tion­ship stronger than ever, Bloom and Perry – who spoke out about suf­fer­ing de­pres­sion fol­low­ing her di­vorce from co­me­dian Rus­sell Brand in 2012 – may be ready to take the next step. “Or­lando would never date any­one like this if he wasn’t very se­ri­ous,” says the friend. “He doesn’t have a ring yet, but has been talk­ing about the fu­ture. Ev­ery­one would be ex­cited if they got en­gaged.”

The cou­ple re­united in Prague on Feb. 28.

Perry and Bloom met with the Pope in Rome on April 29.

Perry was all smiles while on hol­i­day with Bloom in Corfu, Greece on Sept. 27.

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