EXCLUSIVE: Katy Perry Opens Up About UNICEF Honor and Boyfriend Orlando Bloom: 'We've Taught Each Other a Lot'
By Zach Seemayer
One day after sparking engagement rumors, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom turned out for the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City on Tuesday, where the "Rise" singer was honored by the international charitable organization, and her boyfriend tagged along to show his support.
Perry was rocking a sizable gold ring on her left pointer finger, though it appeared to be a different piece than the yellow diamond she was spotted wearing on Monday night. She stopped to talk with ET about the meaningful UNICEF honor, and what it meant for her to have Bloom by her side on the special night.
"Well he was a previous award recipient last year, so he knows it better than I," Perry praised. "And he's been a UNICEF ambassador for over 10 years and I've only been a few years so he's kind of shown me some of the ropes."
"Everyone is a teacher in a relationship, that's how I see it now," the 32-year-old singer continued, "We've taught each other a lot."
As for being honored by UNICEF, Perry says the recognition is a "reminder to stay focused on what's real."
"You could so easily just live in a bubble and be self-absorbed and make sure that it’s just you, you, you," Perry explained. "I have so much shine and spotlight, so it's nice to take that spotlight and move it to a need that needs it more and UNICEF has really helped me understand that."
Perry went on to say that her fame allows her to bring attention to some of the world's most important issues, and therefore she has a responsibility to "try to do a better, bigger thing with my influence."
On Monday night, Perry and Bloom were spotted on a date night at The Polo Bar in New York City, where the "Firework" singer was rocking a massive sparkler on her ring finger that has many wondering if the couple, who have been dating for 10 months, have taken their relationship to the next level.