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Katy Perry gushes about 'teacher' beau Orlando Bloom

Published 30/11/2016

Katy Perry
Katy Perry

Katy Perry was honoured with UNICEF's Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award at the organisation's Snowflake Ball in New York on Tuesday night (29Nov16).

Katy Perry has learnt a lot from her relationship with Orlando Bloom.

The 32-year-old singer was joined by her British actor beau at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York on Tuesday night (29Nov16), where the Roar star was presented with the organisation's Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award.

And speaking to Entertainment Tonight on the blue carpet at Manhattan’s Cipriani Wall Street, Katy revealed Orlando has taught her a lot – and not only about UNICEF's work around the world.

"Well he was a previous award recipient last year, so he knows it better than I," Katy said of Orlando. "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. We've taught each other a lot."

Katy looked incredible in a snowflake inspired white and silver dress which showed off her slim figure as she posed for photographers. But one accessory which was noticeably absent from the singer's ensemble was the dazzling jewel she had been seen wearing on her left ring finger during a Monday night (28Nov16) stroll with Orlando. Katy had sparked rumours she might be engaged to the Pirates of the Caribbean star with the ring, but left her ring finger bare for the Snowflake Ball.

Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, for whom Katy had campaigned heavily, made a surprise appearance to introduce the raven-haired songstress to the stage, telling the audience: "We need champions like Katy, now more than ever."

According to guests at the event, Katy was left stunned by Hillary's attendance at the event, and was even moved to tears.

As she accepted her award, she told the crowd: "Truly my work has just begun, and this award is a starting line, not a finish line. Hillary has lit that voice inside of me, and that light will never go out. It will continue to get brighter and brighter and brighter."

Octavia Spencer hosted the gala, where Sara Bareilles and the cast of The Color Purple provided musical entertainment.

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