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If Twitter had its way, Katy Perry would have been pregnant and divorced several times by now, so why did the latest rumor of her impending split with Russell Brand gain traction? Several outlets running with the supposed impending split as fact, for one.

Also, neither Katy nor Russell directly addressed the reports … and she Tweets A LOT.

A rep for Russell even denied it to a UK paper, but still it raged on. What gives?

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Premiere Pic

Katy and Russell as we like to picture them.

Most outlets that repeated the rumor seemed to credit none other than celebrity gossip kingpin TMZ with the supposed scoop, claiming that the site posted, and then quickly removed, a story claiming that divorce was nigh between the couple.

However, TMZ chief Harvey Levin, took to Twitter himself to shoot that down.

“A news outlet saying TMZ posted a story Katy Perry is getting divorced,” he tweeted. “We did not post such a story … just made a call … 100% NO DIVORCE.”

Phew. Unlike Twitter trends, if Harvey says it on Twitter, we believe it.