Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have broken up. Correction: Katy and Orlando are “taking respectful, loving space at this time.”
Katy and Orlando, who were together for just over a year, released a statement to People through their reps that read: “Before rumours or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.”
(This is definitely their version of “conscious uncoupling.”)
The news comes as a shock since the stars were both at the Vanity Fair Oscars party on Sunday, and even posed for a photo – something they didn’t do often during their relationship.
But a source told People the photo represented most of the time they spent together at the party, which also had Orlando’s ex-wife, Miranda Kerr, as a guest. “Katy didn’t spend much time with Orlando,” the source said. “They got together for a photo, but that was about it.”
Come to think of it, Katy walked the red carpet with her friend, Derek Blasberg, and seemed to spend more time with her gal pal, Allison Williams, inside the soirée.
But just a day ago, Orlando posted an Instagram photo with Katy’s dog, Nugget! No wonder we were blindsided.
In their one year together, Katy and Orlando experienced many things together, including Halloween and Thanksgiving with Katy’s family. They also had one of the most, er, exposed paddle boarding dates of all time, where the world discovered Orlando has a preference for paddle boarding naked.
There were also reports they’d gotten engaged because Katy was spotted with a massive sparkler on her ring finger.
At least we know they’re taking “respectful, loving space at this time,” which kind of makes us think (and hope) they could get back together…