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If you haven’t heard, Katy Perry just got engaged to longtime on-and-off boyfriend Orlando Bloom.

The proposal was like something out of a fairy tale. Bloom popped the question on a helicopter flying over Los Angeles on Valentine’s Day.

Could it have been any cuter?

But Perry’s love life hasn’t always been this rosy. No, the singer has had to kiss her fair share of frogs to land on this Lord of the Rings.

Johnny Lewis

Actor Johnny Lewis arrives at the season two premiere screening of “Sons Of Anarchy” at the Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on August 23, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)

Perry’s first public romance ended in tragedy. Before she really started to gain fame, she dated Johnny Lewis from Sons of Anarchy. The two were together from 2005 to 2006. In 2012, Lewis died after falling off of a rooftop. He was only 28.

Travie McCoy

She then moved on to Travie McCoy, the lead singer of Gym Class Heroes. The two were together from 2007 to 2008. At one point they had gotten quite serious, with McCoy giving Perry a promise ring and him wearing a ring with her name on it. The breakup was devastating for Perry.

“It’s a hardship, but she’s regrouping,” a source told Celebuzz at the time.

Josh Groban

Perry’s relationship with Josh Groban wasn’t fully confirmed until recently. They were seen together a lot in 2009. Reps for both artists actually went as far as to deny the relationship.

In 2018, the singer told James Corden that Groban inspired her song “The One That Got Away.”

Later, on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Groban confirmed that he did, in fact, date Perry.

“We did [date],” he said on the show. “We were both very private, and so we realized we were better as friends. And we’ve been very, very good friends to this day. She’s the best.”

Though the two were once in a relationship, Groban was still surprised that he inspired such a heartbreaking song.

“I was not expecting that,” he said. “That was a double take and a spit of my coffee when I saw that.”

Russell Brand

One of Perry’s most public romances was with comedian Russell Brand. They met at the MTV Video Music Awards and fell in love quickly. The two got married in October of 2010 in India but divorced in 2012.

Robert Ackroyd

Perry’s relationship with Florence + The Machine guitarist Rob Ackroyd was over almost as soon as it started. The two dated very briefly in 2012, but Perry felt that it was too soon to jump into something serious right after her divorce from Brand, according to reports from Us Weekly.

John Mayer

Perry started dating singer John Mayer in 2012. The two were together for almost two years before they split in 2014. They came back together in 2015, but didn’t last for very long.


The singer dated DJ Diplo for almost a year. They finally called it quits in March of 2015 but never revealed what the reason behind the split was.

Orlando Bloom

Finally, Perry met her soon-to-be fiance at the Golden Globes in 2016. They dated until 2017 before taking almost a year break from one another. When they reunited in February of 2018, it was like a spark had been lit in their romance. Bloom proposed on Valentine’s Day of 2019.

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