Katy Perry is sharing another side to her relationship with Orlando Bloom, and yes, it’s a lot more relatable than you’d think.
A couple since 2016, Bloom and Perry share a one-year-old daughter together, Daisy Dove Bloom. But, while we know that the engaged couple once called it quits on their relationship back in 2017, what we don’t know is the reason why.
In a new interview on Chelsea Handler’s podcast, Life Will Be the Death of Me, the pop star and American Idol judge opened up about how she and Bloom had to work through their differences with couple’s therapy.
“Your partners usually see your best and a lot of your worst sides because they’re there to be your mirrors,” Perry said. “Orlando and I do couple’s therapy, and we love it because it keeps us in tune, and the resentment can get really strong when you’re both working hard.”
“And God bless successful people in the spotlight, and so when you want to come back to being normal in a domesticated world where you have a child and stuff like that, you have to really learn how to be kind of different out there in the big and in the small. And so we’ve had a lot of success with that couple’s therapy.”
However, once a viewer asked if Perry and Bloom were on a specific treatment plan when they came upon their struggles, Perry revealed that they relied on “the Hoffman Process”, a retreat that they each went to separately.
“I went to this place—I’m sure you’ve heard of it—called the Hoffman Process. And I went there—Orlando went before me.”
And once Bloom returned from the retreat, it was then that Perry chose to call things off. Why? Well, apparently because he “wasn’t leaning into all of my bullshit” and she felt the relationship had run its course.
“It became boring, and I was like, ‘We’re breaking up then,’” Perry said. “And then I had the worst year of my life—not just because of relationships but a lot of different things were changing and shifting for me in which I really truly believe was an opportunity for me to evolve and grow. It was like, here we are at the fork in the road. Are you going to take the L or are you going to take the R?”
It was at this moment that Perry realised it was time for her to give the Hoffman Process a go.
“You have no cell phone and you just go kind of deep through exercises with other people actually, which is great because they trigger you the whole time and then you work through those triggers,” she said. “But basically, it’s a place you get to go to where you re-wire the neuro-pathways in your mind and you get to discover.”
“There’s so much awareness. You get to discover why you have these patterns and habits and where they’re coming from and all it’s really coming from mother or it’s coming from dad. So if you’re yelling, who yelled at you? It’s a learned thing. It profoundly changed my life. It’s the #1 thing I recommend when someone is ready for that next level in life.”
Before they reconciled their differences, Bloom and Perry were actually spotted at a Ed Sheeran concert in Los Angeles together.
“I think people are in and out of your life,” she told Sirius XM’sThe Morning Mashup around this time. “It’s nice to keep people you love around you.”