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Katy Perry gets an adoring glance from fiance Orlando Bloom at Variety’s Power of Women event in LA

Katy Perry brought fiance Orlando Bloom as her plus one to Variety’s Power of Women event held at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills on Thursday evening.

The 36-year-old superstar was seen modeling a very billowy lilac gown for the occasion while receiving many adoring gazes from the 44-year-old actor. 

Perry snagged herself a recognition at the event for her philanthropic work by way of her Firework Foundation, and the star studded dinner honored a handful of powerful women in attendance. 

The American singer joined Amanda Gorman, Lorde, Channing Dungey, and Rita Moreno as they were recognized at the event for their philanthropic work. 

Big night: As a nominee at Variety’s Power of Women dinner on Thursday evening, Katy Perry naturally celebrated the honor with fiance Orlando Bloom at her side

The Dark Horse singer stood out from the crowd in a rather large purple dress which featured puffed sleeves that fell off her shoulders. 

The hefty gown spanned to the floor and she paired the look with dangling statement earrings that had various stones. 

Though she had debuted black hair at the Museum of Motion Pictures gala on September 25, it appeared it may have been a wig as she was back to blonde, sweeping her locks back in an updo.   

Bloom opted for a classic navy suit with a white pocket square and a simple white button down, allowing his fiancee to command all the attention with her ensemble. 

 Mom and dad’s night out! The duo got engaged in 2019 and announced the following year they were expecting a daughter together, Daisy, one, who was born in August 2020

Loved up: The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor  looked every bit her strapping equal as he held her close

Beaming: Bloom shot some affectionate glances at her while they posed for some snaps

Loved up: The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor  looked every bit her strapping equal as he held her close  

Easy to spot! The Dark Horse singer stood out from the crowd in a rather large purple dress which featured puffed sleeves that fell off her shoulders

Easy to spot! The Dark Horse singer stood out from the crowd in a rather large purple dress which featured puffed sleeves that fell off her shoulders

Commanding attention: The pair cut extremely smart figures

Commanding attention: The pair cut extremely smart figures

Having a moment: The successful couple stared at each other adoringly

Having a moment: The successful couple stared at each other adoringly 

He looked every bit her strapping equal as he held her close and shot some affectionate glances at the Lifetime presented event.   

The couple were seen enjoying a parent’s night out a little over a year after welcoming daughter Daisy, one, in August 2020. 

The entertainment A-listers first got together in 2016 before they briefly split, but after getting the relationship back on track they got engaged in 2019.

 At the dinner the pair were seen chatting close before mingling with some other attendees including singer Lorde, who was also nominated. 

Statement: The hefty gown spanned to the floor and she paired the look with dangling statement earrings that had various stones

Statement: The hefty gown spanned to the floor and she paired the look with dangling statement earrings that had various stones

In good company: The star studded dinner honored a handful of powerful women in attendance including Amanda Gorman and Rita Moreno

Covergirl: Ahead of the event she also graced one of several Variety Power of Women covers which she called an 'honor'

Covergirl: Ahead of the event she also graced one of several Variety Power of Women covers which she called an ‘honor’ 

Reconnecting: Perry was seen posing with presenter Gayle King (left)

Reconnecting: Perry was seen posing with presenter Gayle King (left)

Jaw-dropping: Katy's look was extravagant

Jaw-dropping: Katy’s look was extravagant 

Presenters at the event included Angelina Jolie, Gayle King, Ava DuVernay, Jenna Dewan and Hunter Schafer (to name a few).    

Perry recently graced one of several Variety Power of Women covers, and spoke about the mission behind her foundation, which aims to to support and empower children in underserved communities through the arts. 

‘The arts opened my eyes, heart and mind,’ she told the publication. ‘Whether it’s choreography, design, songwriting, [it’s about being] able to lift up these kids and help them find their value, self-worth and self-respect.’ 

Philanthropic honor: Perry snagged herself a nomination at the event for her philanthropic work by way of her Firework Foundation, which aims to to support and empower children in underserved communities through the arts

Philanthropic honor: Perry snagged herself a nomination at the event for her philanthropic work by way of her Firework Foundation, which aims to to support and empower children in underserved communities through the arts

Sharing a laugh: The love birds were seen chatting before mingling with other guests in attendance

Sharing a laugh: The love birds were seen chatting before mingling with other guests in attendance

Dapper: The UK born actor looked handsome on the arm of his fiance, before he gave her space to mingle about on the big night

Dapper: The UK born actor looked handsome on the arm of his fiance, before he gave her space to mingle about on the big night 

Friends: Perry was seen posing with singer Lorde (right), a fellow nominee, who also wore a lilac dress that was printed

Friends: Perry was seen posing with singer Lorde (right), a fellow nominee, who also wore a lilac dress that was printed

She continued to say that becoming mom to Daisy has inspired her to give back even more. ‘I thought of [Daisy] and when she’s 36, what’s this world going to look like? And could I have helped in any capacity with the gifts I’ve been given,’ she recalled of her thoughts.

And the Fireworks singer also said that their daughter taught her the true meaning of unconditional love, ‘in the first-person.’ 

‘I never really truly knew about unconditional love. Obviously my mother has that for me, but I didn’t really experience it in the first-person until I had my child. And that was just a whole ‘nother level.’ 

Carpet cameras: Lots of cameras were pointed at Katy on the carpet

Carpet cameras: Lots of cameras were pointed at Katy on the carpet

Beaming: Katy was in very high spirits on the red carpet

Beaming: Katy was in very high spirits on the red carpet 

Acceptance: The Dark Horse singer accepted an award onstage at the event

Acceptance: The Dark Horse singer accepted an award onstage at the event

Honor: All eyes were on the singer as she took the stage to accept an honor at the event

Honor: All eyes were on the singer as she took the stage to accept an honor at the event

Cute smile: Katy flashed her cute smile as she arrived at the gala

Cute smile: Katy flashed her cute smile as she arrived at the gala 

Gayle King, 66, presented Kathy with the top honor for the singer’s work with her own Firework Foundation that aims to reach underserved communities through the arts.

‘Katy has a genuine passion for protecting the earth’s most vulnerable children. She’s an advocate for women’s rights, human rights, and the LGBTQ community,’ Gayle said according to an article by Variety.

‘And she campaigned hard for both Hilary Clinton and Joe Biden. She is the woman who stood up at the 2016 Democratic National Convention and told America that on election day, ‘You have as much say as any NRA lobbyist.’ And while many agree with that, for a performer at her level, believe me, there’s a price to be paid,’ she added.

Powerful women: Gayle King, 66, presented Kathy with the top honor for the singer's work with her own Firework Foundation that aims to reach underserved communities through the arts

Powerful women: Gayle King, 66, presented Kathy with the top honor for the singer’s work with her own Firework Foundation that aims to reach underserved communities through the arts

Genuine passion: 'Katy has a genuine passion for protecting the earth's most vulnerable children. She's an advocate for women's rights, human rights, and the LGBTQ community,' Gayle said while presenting Katy, according to an article by Variety

Genuine passion: ‘Katy has a genuine passion for protecting the earth’s most vulnerable children. She’s an advocate for women’s rights, human rights, and the LGBTQ community,’ Gayle said while presenting Katy, according to an article by Variety

The Firework Foundation was co-created by Katy’s sister Angels and it hosts a summer Camp Firework program for children in sixth to eight grades that Katy attends.

‘This honor also belongs to my sister, Angela, my co-founder at the Firework Foundation, the ultimate champion for access and equal opportunity for children. Thank you so much for keeping me focused on the greater good, holding my feet to the fire, keeping me accountable, putting all the logistics in place so that we can make an impact in our lives and other lives. I love you and I look up to you,’ Katy said during her acceptance speech.

Katy also praised her fiance Orlando for being ‘an incredible father’ to their daughter Daisy who she called ‘a future powerful woman’.

Sister act: 'This honor also belongs to my sister, Angela, my co-founder at the Firework Foundation, the ultimate champion for access and equal opportunity for children

Sister act: ‘This honor also belongs to my sister, Angela, my co-founder at the Firework Foundation, the ultimate champion for access and equal opportunity for children

She described Orlando as ‘a man that is a friend and an ally to women all around the world.’

‘Thank you for handling the insanity of my life,’ she added.

Katy also treated the audience to a performance of her song What Makes A Woman.

Appropriate song: Katy also treated the audience to a performance of her song What Makes A Woman

Appropriate song: Katy also treated the audience to a performance of her song What Makes A Woman 

Fairly new: The singer released What Makes A Woman in 2020 and performed it live at the gala

Fairly new: The singer released What Makes A Woman in 2020 and performed it live at the gala

High praise: Katy also praised her fiance Orlando for being 'an incredible father' to their daughter Daisy who she called 'a future powerful woman'

High praise: Katy also praised her fiance Orlando for being ‘an incredible father’ to their daughter Daisy who she called ‘a future powerful woman’

Katie at the gala hugged Angelina Jolie, 46, who presented poet Amanda with Variety’s Power Of Women honor.

Angelina’s daughter Zahara Jolie-Pitt, 16, looked on smiling along with a grinning Orlando.

Katy and Orlando also teamed up to take photos with Angelina and Zahara. 

Big hug: Katie at the gala hugged Angelina Jolie, 46, who presented poet Amanda with Variety's Power Of Women honor

Big hug: Katie at the gala hugged Angelina Jolie, 46, who presented poet Amanda with Variety’s Power Of Women honor

Group photo: Katy and Orlando also teamed up to take photos with Angelina and Zahara

Group photo: Katy and Orlando also teamed up to take photos with Angelina and Zahara

Glowing: The couple beamed for further photos

Glowing: The couple beamed for further photos

Fan favorite: The pop star beamed while delivering her acceptance speech

Philanthropic work: The Firework Foundation holds an annual summer camp for underserved children

Fan favorite: The pop star beamed while delivering her acceptance speech

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