Katy Perry describes how Orlando Bloom’s proposal was kind of a disaster


Controversial opinion: I love Katy Perry’s current hairstyle. The color could be softer but the style is darling and I kind of wish I could pull it off. Katy, as we know, recently got engaged to her maybe-we-are-maybe-we-aren’t partner, Orlando Bloom. Honestly, I didn’t think they had it in them to go the distance, but I was surprised at how happy I was to hear the news. So far, all we knew was that they got engaged and what Katy’s ring looked like. But while on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote American Idol, Katy gave some details about the proposal, and it sounds simply… hilarious. Apparently, it was supposed to be a grand romantic adventure and it turned into a wine-soaked debacle, which is good for us because that’s a more interesting story.

It was Valentine’s Day, usually people are breaking up or having major displays of affection. This one was a good one. We went to dinner and I thought we were going to see some art after dinner, but we pulled up to a helicopter. It was really sweet, he asked me to marry him in a helicopter. Actually, the funny part is, we had champagne in the helicopter and the box was in his pocket and he had written a note with everything he wanted to say in a note you know, to divert, right? He was going to pull (the ring) out while I’m reading it. So I’m reading it, but I’m hearing, like, the champagne is broken, the bottle’s everywhere and I’m still looking at the note because he’s pulling out this box that’s too big for his coat pocket and it rips his coat pocket and his elbow goes into the champagne and I’m, like, “No, I’m just reading the note, I know you’re not doing anything.”

Katy said that when the helicopter landed, her family and friends were waiting to congratulate them so it all worked out and she was very happy. I’m glad it’s the proposal she wanted. I did not want a dramatic or public proposal, mainly because I didn’t want anyone to know I was getting proposed to before me. But if I were to have something over the top, I would definitely have wanted it to go t!ts up like this one. I won’t even start on the logistics of getting an oversized box into a too-small pocket, but could you imagine? All the planning and effort and things start, literally, coming apart at the seams. And I’m just inferring here, but I’d guess Orlando forewent the bended knee because he didn’t want a trouser leg drenched in champagne for the engagement party awaiting them. He’s lucky the ring didn’t go flying out the window. Some bobcat would be running around Malibu Canyon telling hikers she’d just landed Legolas. As for the ring, Katy told Kimmel that she’d “voiced her opinion” on which ring she wanted. Considering how similar it looks to the former Mrs. Bloom’s, one wonders where she got her inspiration.

Katy started the clip talking about In N Out Burger and how she and Orlando originally bonded over it. I wonder of the rest if you get tired of Californians talking about In N Out? I feel like we talk about it way too much, especially since *warning – second controversial opinion* it’s just okay. Our avocados, however, now there’s something to go on about.

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  1. LT says:

    Wow – those rings are exactly the same style. I would not be ok with a ring that matched my fiancé’s ex’s ring.

    My fiancé planned a very elaborate proposal that involved our kids and I loved it. It’s showed me that he really put some thought into it.

    • BchyYogi says:

      Ha. My new age weirdo ex, remarried last yr -in the same venue- as our nuptials 10 yrs ago. In the actual ceremony kiddo told me his dad literally said, “we’re here on purpose to change the energy”. Uh. Okay.

  2. Slowsnow says:

    Don’t know how to phrase this but both Perry and Bloom (woa sounds like a lawyer office) seem a bit… not quite there? I don’t mean dumb, just slightly off-topic, not in tune. In an endearing way. Not completely programmed and rehearsed.
    I love her hair here, especially in the video.

  3. Kittycat says:

    “Controversial opinion: I love Katy Perry’s current hairstyle. ”

    I bet a few people will agree not a lot and not me!

  4. OriginalLala says:

    I am here only for that pic of her and Nancy doing the “Pelosi clap”!!

  5. lana86 says:

    Lol that’s sweet! Good luck to them!!

  6. Thea says:

    IMO, In N Out is overrated. But then again, I’ve been a vegetarian for over 10 years, so I wouldn’t know if they improved the product (I still have a strong dislike for burger restaurants that don’t have a vegetarian option though, I find that so out of date)

    Also, Orlando Bloom is bordering Douche Bag territory to me. Never really liked him.

    OK, all of my aggressions are out now. I’ll only leave nice comments for the rest of the day.

    • Shrute’s beet farm says:

      I’m on the east coast, so In-N-Out is always a treat for the novelty factor alone. If I lived near one, I’d probably never go. They’re decent but not fantastic.

    • Tiffany says:

      I went to one when I visited the west coast and while the burger was alright, the strawberry shake was the best thing I ever drank.

  7. Ilive says:

    Whatever, just a story for them to tell before moving on to the next greatest love story in a few years, Hollywood.

  8. Slowsnow says:

    Now that I’m thinking about this: she read a note? He’s an actor, couldn’t he have learnt the words by heart? Weird.

    • Millenial says:

      I don’t think you can hear people in a helicopter? I mean, I’ve never been in one, but I think they have to wear those giant earmuffs and that blocks a lot of sound, even over the radios.

      • Slowsnow says:

        Well that’s the thing… I would want to look the person in the eye and make my speech. Why choose a place where you can’t talk?
        Anyway might be a thing between them and maybe he wrote a poem or something – it’s just that she is not the most eloquent of people and I feel that if it was a proposal it feels weird for her to be reading g a text with a proposal while he opens a bottle of champagne and digs out a ring from his coat pocket in a super loud place instead of taking her to a great nice setting and then calmly ask her. And then take her to her family.

    • K says:

      Maybe he planned to do it before or after the helicopter ride, but just got nervous/excited and it all kind of happened in a jumble. I’m not really a fan of either of them and I find her to be a pretty awkward talk show guest, but I hope this marriage is a better fit than her last.

  9. Lucy2 says:

    In n out is mediocre imo.
    That proposal sounded a like a huge production, but I guess they are both happy with it.
    I do not like her hair at all.

  10. Jb says:

    In & Out is ok but seriously the way ppl talk about it is ridiculous and makes me realize it’s more about the place and location and not the food but you do you Cali. I know Katy is problematic but I like her and hoping it works out for her.

    • ChristineM says:

      I agree with everything you said about In n Out. It’s okay, but I’d rather get a burger at The Stand (shout out to great burger place in LA) The Stand has WONDERFUL burger options (and vegetarian options too)

      CA is insane about the way they revere In n Out. Bah the lines are too long for a mediocre burger.

      I don’t mind Katy’s hair style. Not my thing, but she looks fine. Her and Orlando are also fine together. They are very interesting IMHO but yeah, ok.

  11. hashtagwhat says:

    “Some bobcat would be running around Malibu Canyon telling hikers she’d just landed Legolas.”

    The best.

    • anony83 says:

      I laughed at that line too (lucky bobcat).

      But also, can you imagine making THAT call to your insurance agent? You lost the ring HOW?

  12. a reader says:

    That picture of Katy with Speaker Pelosi….. LMAO!!!! That is priceless!

  13. Winnie Cooper's Mom says:

    This proposal sounds extra, and pairing that with the info on the ring being basically the exact same… it just does not sound genuine. But hey, what do I know, maybe they are super happy and will last a long time together. I would like to see her happy, Russell Brand was a special kind of dbag to her. I’d personally like to see her grow her hair out, she has a pretty face but that hair does her no favors.

  14. Case says:

    I don’t think those engagement rings are similar at all. Miranda’s looked vintage and opulent, and Katy’s is…a flower.

    She’s quite awkward and poorly spoken, eh? I never really liked her, but I hadn’t realized how entirely not charming she is.

  15. KidV says:

    I love In-n-Out burgers, their fries suck, though. The trick to In n Out is their secret menu. I usually get a 3×2, grilled onions, protein style. No tomatoes (I hate tomatoes on burgers).

    They’ll make a grilled cheese burger for vegetarians. And they’ll grill it on a non-meat grill.

    • K says:

      I just moved east and will always miss grabbing a double-double-grilled onions-add pickles-and-ketchup-and-an-Arnold Palmer every once in a while. It might not be the best burger of my entire life, but it always hit the spot. The right temperature, perfect lettuce. I love that they keep the menu brief to concentrate on making everything super fresh and EXACTLY the way you want it. They seem to value efficiency and quality in equal measure. I admit, the fries are the one area where they fail…the opposite of McDonald’s, where the only thing worth ordering is the fries. But if you have a bit of fast food consumption guilt anyway, holding off on fries helps with that. At other fast food places the food comes to you wilted, that doesn’t happen at In-N-Out. It’s custom-made, quickly enjoyed and the meat-eating Californians are satisfied. Can you tell I’m hungry already for lunch???

  16. Pandy says:

    I thought Katy looked hard around the eyes. Hard and tired.

  17. anony83 says:

    Before my husband and I got engaged, we were on a trip to Chicago and the Field Museum just happened to have a whole exhibit about diamonds (the first half was about the mining of diamonds and Canada’s diamond industry and how it was better) and then the second half was HUGE ASS diamonds….plus one display of commercially available diamond cuts.

    I looked at him and said “just in case you ever need to know this, I like THAT one” (which was apparently a good thing because I liked princess cut and he would have gone with a more traditional circular cut, which I’m sure would have been lovely.

    That was also the trip where we had the following conversation: Me “you know how we talked about a fall wedding, well if we want to do that in fall [insert year], we probably need to start planning in the next few months.” Him: “oh okay”.

    Three weeks later, he proposed. Because if there’s anything you can say about him, its that he’s task oriented. But that’s also my fave thing about modern proposals – almost none of my friends had truly “surprise” proposals where they were shocked – relationships last so much longer now before engagement that I feel like it’s just as common for the bride (in a heterosexual couple) to sort of tell the prospective groom “ummm, we should probably get on this” and then he proposes and suddenly they’re engaged. But like, once you’ve had the “we should probably get on this” conversation…it’s funny to me that you’re not “engaged” until there’s a ring. Like, it’s sort of retrograde but I also feel like it’s a humorous farce that society has just decided to all pretend not to notice.

    (My husband also didn’t tell anyone before he proposed to me because (and I quote) “I thought your dad would be offended if I asked him for his permission because you’re perfectly capable of making that decision for yourself” … which shows just how well he knew my feminist father. Lol.)

  18. Ange says:

    I too don’t get in n out burger. I went there on holiday a couple of years back from Australia and the burger was SO SALTY and the chips were like dried up dish sponge. The hype is overrated.

    • Tina says:

      Ok so can you explain to me why you put beetroot (US = beets) on burgers? Because I just do not understand that at all. (Admittedly I hate beetroot). I like burgers from steak houses. Hawksmoor here in the UK, the Palm in the US, etc. Now those are quality burgers.

  19. Lena says:

    Controversial opinion here I kinda like her ring and I don’t think it really looks like Miranda’s. Not anything I would want for myself since I am way more minimalist in my taste but it’s flower look is suitable for someone who is going to be Mrs Bloom.