Katy Perry and John Mayer have broken up, according to reports, ending a fairy tale relationship and surely devastating millions of fans nationwide.
But it is somewhat surprising, given the duo's public displays of affection and persistent rumors that an engagement was just a matter of when, not if.
A source close to the pair says Katy Perry did the dumping. No other details about what prompted the "Dark Horse" singer's breakup were forthcoming.
Despite some ups and downs, the musical pair fast became one of Hollywood's hottest couples, sweetly gushing about each other in interviews.
They also collaborated on "Who You Love," off of his album Paradise Valley and sparked rumors more than once this year that he had proposed.
So much for that. Guess the ring on that finger was just a ring.
Katy Perry and John Mayer first went public in 2012. They split briefly, reconciled, called things off again last March, but then were going stronger than ever.
Will the pair get back together again someday? It's always possible, but we're not holding our breath. The celebrity ladies seem unable to tame John.
We're sorry for their sadness in the wake of what has to be a difficult breakup, but fellas ... there's now a one in a million chance for you once again.
Scroll through the gallery below as we celebrate this fact.
1. Katy Perry GQ Photo (February 2014)
Katy Perry covers the new issue of GQ. She looks like this. We hate John Mayer so hard.
2. Katy Perry GQ Cover
Katy Perry covers GQ and looks so sexy, it's literally melting our computer screen.
3. Katy Perry in GQ (February 2014)
Katy Perry looks smoking hot in GQ. Is anyone surprised? At all?
4. Katy Perry W Cover
Katy Perry looking absolutely stunning on the latest cover of W Magazine. Hottest thing ever.
5. Katy Perry W Magazine Photo
Katy Perry looking sultry in the new issue of W Magazine. Hottest thing ever.
6. Katy Perry, Whipped Cream
Katy Perry and a whipped cream bra star in this GIF that doesn't conjure up any sexual thoughts whatsoever.
8. Katy Perry Twerking
Katy Perry is so freaking HOT and Twerking (sort of) in this amazing GIF. It's like she is mounting and going to town on an invisible John Mayer.
9. Katy Perry Bikini Photograph
Katy Perry in a bikini in Rolling Stone. That is what we're talking about.
11. Katy Perry at 2013 Grammys
We really like Katy Perry's fashion choice here. Two aspects of it stand out in particular.
13. Katy Perry's Sunglasses
Katy Perry's sunglasses are just the cutest. Hard not to fall for the gal.
14. Katy Sings It
Katy Perry is beautiful and very successful. Talented? Eh, she's got a great body and catchy songs. That's all there is to it.
16. Katy Perry Topless Picture
Another fine picture of Katy Perry topless. What a fine piece of woman she is.
17. Katy Perry Esquire Cover
Katy Perry looks tremendous on the cover of Esquire. To the surprise of no one at THG.
18. Hot Hot Katy
Katy Perry is hot stuff. Of this there is little doubt. Look at the photo, though, for additional evidence.
19. Katy Perry Topless
This is a picture of Katy Perry topless. Esquire brings us the magic this time. Awesome work.
20. Awesome Katy
Katy Perry poses for Complex magazine, showing off her best angle if we do say so ourselves. And we do say so. And would again.
21. Katy Perry Esquire Photo
Another rather sexy picture of the singer Katy Perry in the new issue of Esquire magazine (April 2009). Girl has us with those eyes.
22. Hot Katy Perry
To say the least. Katy Perry looks quite sexy in this picture from Esquire. We'd kiss this girl and like it!