For Orlando Bloom and fiancee Katy Perry, distance makes the heart only get bigger.
Although they have to spend time separately while the actor is filming the second season of his new Amazon Prime Video series, Carnival Row, in the Czech Republic and while the “Never Really Over” singer travels around the world for projects, they do the work.
“That’s part of it, right?” Bloom, 42, told PEOPLE on Saturday during the TCA Press Tour in Los Angeles. “You have to do the groundwork together, create the feeling of trust and safety so that you can spend time and do everything you need to do and you still feel bound to that person so that you can travel together.”
When asked if he and Perry, 34 – who have been going out since 2016 and were engaged earlier this year on Valentine’s Day – are now in the planning of the wedding, Bloom told reporters: “In the sense that we are already doing it the work that is needed to provide a truly founded foundation for our relationship. “
During an interview with KIIS 1065’s The Kyle & Jackie O Show earlier this month, Perry shared a sentiment similar to Bloom about how they make sure they lay a foundation for their relationship instead of running down the aisle.
“I think we’re really doing great, and we’re really doing the hard work and laying a good foundation before we start metaphorically building a monster house,” Perry said, 34.
After being asked by cohost Kyle Sandilands to clarify what she meant by “monster house,” Perry said, “I say it more figuratively.”
“I say it emotionally,” she continued. “It’s important for us to really do the work before we go and take this really big next step, because we were both married before and it’s not the same in your 30s, as you know.”
Bloom was previously married to model Miranda Kerr, whom he married in an intimate ceremony in July 2010, just a month after their engagement was confirmed. Perry exchanged vows with ex-husband Russell Brand in the same way at a private but extravagant ceremony in India in 2010, less than 10 months after engagement.
A source told PEOPLE in June that Bloom and Perry “use a planner” to complete all their wedding details.
“Katy seems to be in charge, but Orlando is also involved in planning,” the source said. “They don’t seem to be stressed about it though. It’s going to be a fun party with family and friends.”