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Orlando Bloom Remained Celibate For How Long Before Meeting Katy Perry?

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By Maurice Cassidy

Orlando Bloom is a man of many talents, but who would have thought he’s also great at practicing celibacy?

In a recent interview with Sunday Times, the British actor confessed that he hadn’t been happy with his love life for a while, and after confiding in his friend Laid Hamilton about the situation, he was urged to abstain from sex.

Apparently, the thought of going celibate didn’t appear to have crossed Bloom’s mind, so when the handsome hunk did finally take on the challenge, he was surprised by how well things had been going.

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“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?’”

Bloom was certainly surprised by the results that came with practicing celibacy, adding: “I was suddenly, like, ‘Oh, I can have a relationship with a woman that is just friends.'”

While initially only planning to do three months, things were going so great for the “Lord of the Rings” star that he wanted to continue the journey for as long as he could, before he’d find himself falling in love with pop star Katy Perry.

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“I was going to do three months [of abstaining], but I was really enjoying the way I was relating to women, and to the feminine within myself. Still, 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.”

Perry announced their pregnancy earlier this month with the release of her latest single “Never Worn White.” The revelation was made with the accompanying music video, where the “I Kissed A Girl” songstress flaunted her growing baby bump while singing about her future husband.

He's Excited To Become A Parent... Again

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Bloom continued telling Sunday Times what an incredible journey it has been for him and his leading lady, who he first met at a 2016 Golden Globes after-party.

The couple will be welcoming their first child - his second - later this year, but the 43-year-old would be lying if he said he wasn’t overcome with emotions upon finding out about the exciting news.

The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star already has nine-year-old son Flynn from his previous relationship with model Miranda Kerr.

“This kind of joy isn’t something you can put into words—or really wrap your head around.

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“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.”

While Perry and Bloom have yet to disclose an official due date, it’s more than likely that the doting duo will welcome their bundle of joy sometime over the summer.

The "Roar" hitmaker will fulfill her work commitments on the current series of "American Idol" before she's sure to focus all of her attention on birthing her firstborn with Orlando.

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