Katy Perry Reveals There’s One Problem With Dating Orlando Bloom
DISTANCE. Which, whilst making the heart grow fonder, makes the petrol tank grow emptier.
And that’s a bit of a nuisance, obviously.
Katy, who lives in LA, spoke to Women’s Wear Daily about the unfortunate commute, explaining: “My boyfriend lives in Malibu and getting used to that [drive] was, like, ‘Are you kidding me? What kind of life is this?’
“There’s no pop-over and I never really got used to Malibu ‘cause it’s halfway to Santa Barbara, so I’m always just going to Santa Barbara then.
“I get the whole coming to L.A. and living by the beach thing. But it’s really…it’s so far, nobody [who lives in town] is going to come see you.”
And there we were, moaning about our short distance to our bae (AKA our local supermarket sweet aisle).
Katy also spoke about educating Orlando about her childhood, revealing that she still spends a lot of time in Santa Barbara, where she grew up.
She explained: “I grew up in the poorest part of Santa Barbara. People associate it with the French Riviera, almost Monte Carlo, like beautiful American rich people, and we were like super poor.
“Actually my boyfriend didn’t even believe me and I was, like, ‘I’m going to drive you by my house’ and you can Google Earth it. I basically had a crazy church-filled, God squad upbringing. I lived on food stamps and a food bank in Santa Barbara, which is like a crazy juxtaposition to live in beauty and still have a bit of a struggle, but that’s just because of the nature of the church.
“Anyway, Santa Barbara, I love it. I make a lot of music there ‘cause it’s only an hour and fifteen minutes away from L.A. at the right times and the energy level is so dramatically different — people, priorities, community, connection.
“I also have a local thing where they’re, like, ‘Oh, you’re one of us. You just went out and hustled, but you’re still one of us.’ I also dress super normal and everything.”
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