Tuesday 24 October 2017

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom taking a 'respectful break' after a year of dating

Katy Perry, left, and Orlando Bloom, right
Katy Perry, left, and Orlando Bloom, right
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry attend the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on November 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for UNICEF)
Singer Katy Perry attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Singer Katy Perry attends The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
Actor Orlando Bloom attends the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Singer Katy Perry. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actor Orlando Bloom. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actor Orlando Bloom. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Singer Katy Perry. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Actor Orlando Bloom (L) and singer Katy Perry attend The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globe Party, presented with DeLeon Tequila, Laura Mercier, Lindt Chocolate, Marie Claire and Hearts On Fire at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
British actor Orlando Bloom poses as he arrives to the Vanity Fair Party following the 88th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on February 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIXJEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images
Singer Katy Perry and Derek Blasberg. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Singer Katy Perry. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry are seen at Miami International Airport on May 22, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/GC Images)
Katy Perry performing on stage at the Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.
Orlando Bloom arriving at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA.
Katy Perry performs at the Brit Awards
UNICEF of Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom holding a child in Garin Wazam camp, after the actor travelled to Niger to meet children affected by Boko Haram's violence. copyright holder.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom, who brought some Christmas cheer to those at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Children's Hospital Los Angeles/PA)
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom standing with students at a temporary learning space in a camp in Ngagam, after the actor travelled to Niger to meet children affected by Boko Haram's violence.

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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are taking a break from their relationship, representatives for both stars have confirmed.

The Roar hitmaker and Lord of the Rings star started dating after hitting it off at the 2016 Golden Globes last January, and were last seen together as they attended the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party on Sunday night.

However, both Katy and Orlando's reps have released a somewhat strangely worded statement revealing that the pair are currently spending some time apart.

"Before rumours or falsifications get out of hand we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time," the statement read.

Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry attend the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on November 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for UNICEF)
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry attend the 12th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on November 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for UNICEF)

While Katy and Orlando had been seen enjoying time together in the fledgling stage of their romance, they more recently had been apart while working on separate work commitments.

Orlando filmed a movie in China last November and took a UNICEF trip to Africa earlier this month (Feb17), while Katy has been in London, England, where she performed at the BRIT Awards.

However, it's unknown if the duo's busy work schedules had anything to do with their decision to take a break from their romance.

Despite attending the Vanity Fair bash together, Katy and Orlando are said to have spent most of the event apart, with a source telling People: "Katy didn’t spend much time with Orlando. They got together for a photo, but that was about it."

Singer Katy Perry and Derek Blasberg. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Singer Katy Perry and Derek Blasberg. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Katy previously spoke of her love for Orlando as the couple attended UNICEF's 70th Anniversary Event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in December.

"He's been a UNICEF ambassador for over 10 years and I've only been (for) a few years, so he's kind of shown me some of the ropes," smiled Katy at the event. "Everyone is a teacher in a relationship, that's how I see it now, (and) we've taught each other a lot."

Orlando also waxed lyrical about his other half at the bash, telling Entertainment Tonight: "She's amazing, you know, I'm super proud of the work that she does. She's a voice that speaks to so many and it's remarkable to see her champion this cause, (and) it's amazing that we happen to do this together."

Katy was previously married to British comedian Russell Brand, while Orlando shares a six-year-old son with his ex-wife, model Miranda Kerr.

Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry are seen at Miami International Airport on May 22, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/GC Images)
Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry are seen at Miami International Airport on May 22, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/GC Images)

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