Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are no longer dating.
But this doesn’t mean that Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are no longer getting along.
The singer and the actor, who had been together for just over a year, issued a joint statement on Tuesday night, updating fans about the change in their relationship status.
They wanted to get out ahead of any chatter that would start running rampant once word of their break-up went viral.
“Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time,” reads the statement.
Having not been seen in the same place for weeks, due to busy schedules, Perry and Bloom were spotted at the annual Vanity Fair Oscars party on Sunday.
They did not pose together on the red carpet of the event, however.
And while they chatted a bit once inside, a witness tells People Magazine that Katy and Orlando were clearly on different pages during the shindig.
“Katy didn’t spend much time with Orlando,” said the onlooker. “They got together for a photo, but that was about it.”
Perry and Bloom kept their romance quiet for the first few months, but it then became apparent just how serious things were between the stars.
There was once talk of an engagement.
In December, folks started to wonder if Perry was pregnant with Bloom’s baby.
While not exact reason was cited for the split, both Bloom and Perry have been traveling the globe of late. On their own.
The actor, for example, recently returned from a UNICEF mission to Diffa, the southeast region of Niger.
In late January, he also visited a high school in Greater Manchester, England in order to spend time with a drama class taught by his former teacher.
Perry, meanwhile, has been been busy promoting and performing her new single, “Chained to the Rhythm."
She did so first at the Grammys in Los Angeles last month… and then in Great Britain at the BRIT Awards.
She’ll take to the stage again at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.
In other words: this really may have been a cast of busy schedules breaking a famous couple apart.
Prior to hooking up, Perry was married to Russell Brand, while Bloom was wed to Miranda Kerr, with whom he shares a six-year-old son named Flynn.
As much as we love drama here at The Hollywood Gossip, it doesn’t sound as if we’ll be adding Perry and Bloom to the photo gallery above.
This seems to be a mature, amicable break-up.
We wish both of the stars luck in their future personal endeavors.