Orlando Bloom says he did not have sex or masturbate for six months before dating Katy Perry
Orlando Bloom recently got candid about his sex-life as he revealed that before dating Katy Perry he was on a self-imposed sex ban for six months.
The 43-year-old actor said that in 2016, he decided to give chance to a friend’s advice and followed celibacy for around six-months.
The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star revealed in a Sunday Times interview that his surfer friend, Laird Hamilton, advised him to do so after he told him “he was not happy”.
“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 said while talking to the newspaper.
He further added that he had never been just friends with any woman before because sex always overtook the other feelings.
The ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ actor said that he initially planned to go celibate for three months only, but later he started enjoying it. “I was really enjoying the way I was relating to women, and the feminine within myself.”
He also admitted that he “didn’t even” masturbate during that period. “Completely nothing. It was insane. I don’t think it’s healthy. I don’t think it was advisable. You have to keep it moving down there,” Bloom said during the interview, where he was promoting the second series of his Amazon fantasy drama 'Carnival Row', for which he is also an executive producer.
Bloom and Perry started dating each other in October 2016. The celebrity couple got engaged on Valentine’s Day 2019. Bloom popped the question with a stunning flower-shaped diamond ring with a ruby in the middle.
They are now expecting their first child and Bloom is on cloud nine as he will become a father for the second time.
“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. The whole family is over the moon,” Bloom told the Sunday Times.
Earlier, the star was married to Miranda Kerr with whom he has 9-year-old son Flynn. However, for the American singer-songwriter, it will be her first child. Perry has revealed in a live Instagram video that she was expecting her first child with Bloom.
She said it was “probably the longest secret” she has “ever had to keep.” She further said, "Let's call it a reveal," adding that she's due this summer.
Though engaged for a long time, Bloom and Perry have not yet announced a wedding date. However, a source has revealed that they will tie the knot soon and will be “looking to have a small intimate wedding with very close family and friends."
"Both Katy and Orlando are very aware this isn’t their first rodeo, but they also realize it’s still important because they want to share their love for each other with those they love together," the source said.