Katy Perry spoke last week at the Vatican and The Cura Foundation’s fourth annual conference on global health. At the Unite to Cure event, Kate spoke about using transcendental meditation in lieu of prescription drugs in her battle with anxiety. For this, she decided to dress like an 80s prom widow. I don’t have a problem with the outfit – it’s respectful and I love the hat – but being that it’s Katy, it feels like cosplay. But I might just be jealous because even though I am not Catholic, I would give anything to shake Pope Francis’ hand. He is a beacon of hope at at a bleak time.
But Katy is also clearing up a few things, like how she has finally found a “label” for her on-again love, Orlando Bloom. Last week, ET asked Katy if she’d date an American Idol contestant and she demurred that she was already “spoken for.” We already knew who she was talking about, but Katy recently posted an Instagram story in which she introduced those in a car with her as her mother, Mary Hudson, and “my darling”, Orlando. So that settles it, they are Darlings and the Pope blessed them – if that’s not official, I don’t know what is.
Five days after Katy Perry confirmed she was “spoken for,” the singer traveled to Rome with Orlando Bloom — and the pair got a chance to meet Pope Francis!
The 33-year-old pop star was seen placing her hand over the Pope’s during their meeting on Saturday, while Bloom, 41, was all smiles as he stood beside her.
Perry wore a black veiled hat and a matching black ruffled dress for the special occasion, while Bloom opted for a black suit with a matching tie.
Perry also proved that no matter where her journeys take her, she can never pass up an opportunity to show off her silly side.
“Never not being me,” she wrote alongside a video showing Perry unsuspectedly following a group of marching men wearing bright uniforms.
Those “marching men wearing bright uniforms,” were The Swiss Guard, of course – the people who’ve sworn to protect the Pope. That wacky chanteuse! As for Katy and Orlando becoming darling-official, meh. I like both of them and it didn’t sound like they were terrible to each other before so if they’re back together, good for them. I suspect Orlando might even ground Katy a little bit. I know Orlando is a big advocate of mediation and yoga so they have much in common. He’s a practicing Buddhist and Katy was raised fundamental Christian, I wonder if that had a hand in their earlier breakup. I know Katy has changed her religious views dramatically, but I don’t think her parents have. Which gives this outing much more credence – if “mama” Mary has approved of Orlando, maybe this thing is more serious than we thought.