Pop star Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom have broken up.
“Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time,” a joint representative said in a statement Wednesday.
The “Chained to the Rhythm” singer, 32, and the “Lord of the Rings” star, 40, had dated for roughly a year. The two reportedly had been seen speaking at length at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony in January, and the following month accompanied each other to a birthday party for Bloom’s manager, People magazine reported at the time. Two days later, they accompanied Bloom’s son, Flynn, now 6, to a birthday party for Robert Downey Jr.’s son, Exton, the magazine added.
The couple were last photographed Sunday night at Vanity Fair’s Academy Awards party. They had not arrived together, according to E! News, with Bloom walking the red carpet solo and Perry arriving with a fashion-blogger friend, Derek Blasberg. Perry and Bloom previously had not been seen together at an event since the UNICEF Snowflake Ball in November, when the singer told E! that Bloom has “just got the most kind heart, ever.”
In January, Perry threw a surprise birthday party for Bloom in Palm Springs, California, posting an Instagram video of him with family and friends as he blew out candles on his birthday cake.
Perry married comedian Russell Brand in October 2010. He filed for divorce in December 2011 and it was finalized the following July. Bloom wed Australian model Miranda Kerr in July 2010 and announced their separation in October 2013, subsequently divorcing.