Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s legal battle over USD 15 million Montecito home: Everything you need to know

Let's delve into the complex saga involving Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, and a lavish Montecito mansion that sparked a contentious non-jury trial.

Published on Sep 30, 2023   |  03:51 PM IST  |  167.8K
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry (Instagram)
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry (Instagram)
Key Highlight
  • Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's legal dispute centers around a magnificent eight-bedroom mansion
  • The legal battle has been complicated by the previous owners deteriorating health

Here's everything you need to know about the legal dispute between Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, and a luxurious Montecito mansion, where a non-jury trial has captured recent headlines. Their $15 million acquisition of a grand 1930s Montecito mansion has become the focal point of a high-stakes legal battle, marked by a non-jury trial currently making waves in the Los Angeles Superior Court, according to PEOPLE.

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The house at the center

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom's legal dispute centers around a magnificent eight-bedroom, 11-bath estate in Montecito. They secured the property in July 2020 for a substantial $15 million. However, their dream home purchase took an unexpected turn when the previous owner, 84-year-old entrepreneur Carl Westcott, had a change of heart. Westcott, renowned as the founder of 1-800-Flowers, had acquired the mansion for $11.25 million merely two months before its sale to Perry and Bloom. The sprawling 9,285-square-foot estate, nestled on roughly 2.5 acres, boasts opulent amenities, including an infinity pool, jacuzzi, outdoor fireplace, and a three-bedroom guesthouse with captivating ocean vistas.

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Katy Perry with Orlando Bloom (Credits: Instagram)

Complex legalities and health factors

The legal battle has been further complicated by Carl Westcott's deteriorating health. Diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease in 2015, Westcott's condition significantly influenced the trial's proceedings. In October 2021, he was transferred to a mental health facility in Dallas following a suicide attempt. Westcott's attorney, Andrew Thomas, argued that his client's mental state was compromised due to a combination of medications and postoperative delirium, asserting that the sale of the property occurred during a period of vulnerability.


On the opposing side, Katy Perry's business manager, Bernie Gudvi, maintained that Westcott possessed the capacity to make sound decisions, citing his ability to consent to spinal surgery. Gudvi's attorney, Eric Rowan, vehemently contested allegations of mental incapacity, branding them as "fabricated" and "fake."

As the legal proceedings unfold, it has been revealed that Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom intended to create a family haven within the Montecito mansion, with their 3-year-old daughter, Daisy Dove, at the heart of their plans. Perry is seeking damages exceeding $5 million, alleging lost rental income and maintenance costs for their other property. The ongoing courtroom drama, punctuated by intriguing twists and legal arguments, shows the complexities of real estate transactions in the world of celebrities.

ALSO READ: Katy Perry enjoys her summer 'recharge' with Orlando Bloom amid American Idol fiasco



Why did Katy Perry change her name?
She soon moved to Los Angeles to pursue success in the secular music realm, adopting her mother's maiden name, Perry, to avoid confusion with the actress Kate Hudson.

Why did Orlando and Katy split?
They were just busy with their careers and it wasn't working.

What do fans call Katy Perry?

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