There’s nothing to indicate Katy Perry is moving to London for Orlando Bloom, despite a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can point out a number of significant flaws with the claim. Additionally, the magazine that first sparked the rumor appears to not fully believe its premise either.
On the cover of the new issue of Us Weekly, there’s a cover chip that definitively states, “Katy & Orlando Move To London For Love.” Inside the magazine, after consumers have already paid $6.99 for the publication, the tabloid seems to back away from its narrative and simply speculates, “Katy Perry: Moving To London?” Not only is the article a bait-and-switch, but it also doesn’t appear to have an answer to its own question.
Instead, the outlet notes that during a short break between the European and African legs of her “Witness Tour,” Perry took in a performance of Bloom’s “Killer Joe” in London’s West End and had dinner with him afterwards at the club Annabel’s. The tabloid’s source offered, “Katy and Orlando looked like any normal couple during dinner.” Adds a so-called “witness” at the hot spot, “She was so in love with him by the way she looked at him.”
In this instance, Gossip Cop will not make a big deal about how the magazine quoted an unnamed source, because what the person said about Perry and Bloom has no bearing whatsoever on the tabloid’s premise that the singer may be moving to England’s capital for her boyfriend. In fact, the outlet offers no proof whatsoever that she’s relocating from the U.S. to Europe for Bloom. It just regurgitated what other outlets did about Perry and Bloom being photographed after dinner in London. It appears the publication wanted to splash the moving claim on its cover, and yet has nothing to back it up.
Forget how Us Weekly can’t justify its narrative. Let’s examine the story more reasonably. There’s literally nothing to indicate the actor is relocating to London full-time and that Perry is following him.
Bloom and ex-wife Miranda Kerr share custody of their 7-year-old son, Flynn, who lives in Los Angeles with the model and her new husband, Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel. The actor has a home nearby and there’s nothing to suggest he’s going to move a continent away from his child. It should also be pointed out that Bloom’s performance in “Killer Joe” is a limited engagement that’s slated to run until August 18.
There’s also nothing to support that Perry is leaving the U.S. The “California Gurls” singer was simply in England for a number of concerts and time off in June and July before heading to South Africa for three shows, the last of which was on Saturday night. She’s now going to Australia and New Zealand for the last leg of her tour.
And, as widely reported, for a long time Perry had been in a lawsuit with some nuns who lived in a former convent owned by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. It’s not like the singer decided after all years of litigation to buy that convent and convert it into her personal home that she’s suddenly moving to London, where Bloom is simply in a six-week run of a play before returning to California to be closer to his son. Should both Perry and Bloom pick up and relocate to London, that would be a very surprising move indeed.
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.