Earlier today, we reported that Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have broken up after about one year of dating.
The former couple issued a joint statement assuring fans that the split was entirely mutual and amicable, and that Katy and Orlando would remain close friends.
The press release read, in part:
“Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time."
"Respectful, loving space"?
If that's not an overcompensating statement, then we've never heard one.
Given that there was talk of Perry and Bloom getting engaged just a few short months ago, it seems clear that this wasn't a case of just gradually growing apart, and that something happened that led these two to call it quits.
At first, theories sprung up that the relationship went up in flames during the Vanity Fair after-party following the 2017 Academy Awards.
Now, new rumors seem to support that theory, and the blame is being placed squarely on Orlando's shoulders.
Both parties attended the party, but they reportedly stuck to opposite sides of the room, like opposite sex middle-schoolers at a semi-formal dance.
“Katy didn’t spend much time with Orlando,” said the onlooker.
“They got together for a photo, but that was about it.”
Until moments ago, it was widely assumed that Katy and Orlando had gotten in some sort of fight, and that we'd likely never figure out the exact cause of it.
Now, Radar Online is claiming to have uncovered the cause of their deal-breaking blowout:
According to the site, Orlando was spotted getting flirty with an heiress named Erin McCabe at the star-studded bash.
Some insiders feel that he and Katy were already broken up before the party, and Orlando has simply already moved on to someone new.
Others claim that Katy witnessed the flirtation, got pissed, and dropped Orlando on the spot.
Either way, it seems the situation isn't as respectful and loving as Katy and Orlando initially led us to believe.
We guess Orlando can join Russell Brand and John Mayer on the lengthy list of Katy Perry's douchey exes.
The girl just doesn't seem to have great luck with men.
It's a shame she doesn't get along better with Taylor Swift, because those two could team up on a mean duet.