Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's relationship is stronger than ever. However, the Roar hitmaker has one small problem in dating the 39-year-old actor. The songstress hates the long drive she has to take to see him.
"My boyfriend lives in Malibu and getting used to that [drive] was like, 'Are you kidding me? What kind of life is this?'" the 31-year-old actress told Women's Wear Daily, adding, "I get the whole coming to L.A. and living by the beach thing. But it's really like, it's so far, nobody [who lives in town] is going to come see you."
"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."
The songstress also said she does spend a lot of time in Santa Barbara, California where she grew up.
"I still spend a lot of time there because I grew up there. 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," Perry said.
"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," she added.
The couple have been romantically linked since the time they were spotted getting cosy at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes after-party in January.