The 31-year-old pop star recently opened up to Women's Wear Daily, where she seemed to hint that distance -- between Los Angeles and Malibu -- might just be the thing to tear her and boyfriend Orlando Bloom apart.
"My boyfriend lives in Malibu and getting used to that [drive] was, like, 'Are you kidding me? What kind of life is this?'" Perry said. "There's no pop over."
As any Angeleno knows, the drive to the 'bu can range anywhere from 30 minutes (if you're lucky) to well over an hour for those in town, and Perry just isn't up for the sacrifice.
"I never really got used to Malibu 'cause it's halfway to Santa Barbara, so I'm always just going to Santa Barbara then," she added of her hometown. "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."
While the "Rise" singer isn't up for the drive to Malibu, she's had no problem showing off Santa Barbara to Bloom (or the other way around).
"I still spend a lot of time there because I grew up there. I grew up in the poorest part of Santa Barbara," she said. "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 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," she explained.