Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are taking break from their relationship, People reports. The two have officially confirmed it, to prevent rumors.

The best way to prevent rumors is to serve the truth as soon as possible. It is what pop diva Katy Perry and her beau of thirteen months, actor Orlando Bloom did, when they decided they needed some time apart. Not that the nature of their professions didn’t help. Him, a Hollywood star, her, a music star – there’s a lot of travelling, long-distance romancing and intriguing other interests in between.

 

Katy Perry and orlando bloom will atke a (definite?!) break from dating each other.

 

Perry and Bloom have jointly released a statement to People through their representatives. The statement reads: “Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.”

The two were last seen together as recent as on Sunday evening, at the Oscars. They seemed pretty cozy, so there was no reason to speculate over a split. However, a source says that they didn’t interact too much after they had posed for the camera.

And, in addition, before this appearance, the couple has spent little time together, as they were engaged in projects in different parts of the world. In January, Bloom has spent some time in Niger, as part of his UNICEF mission. At the same time, Perry was busy promoting her new single, “Chained to the Rhythm” in Los Angeles and later in the U.K.

The split seems to have occurred sometime in November, with Perry being actively involved in the presidential campaign, and Bloom filming for Smart Chase: Fire & Earth, in Shanghai, China.

32-year-old Katy began dating 40-year-old Orlando Bloom in January 2016. They were all lovey-dovey through spring and summer, with a source even unveiling that the actor “would love to settle down with Katy and have more kids.”

Bloom has one son, 5-year-old Flynn, with Victoria’s Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr. The pair has split in 2013, an experience that left Kerr in depression.  Prior to the relationship with Kerr, which started in 2007, the Pirates of The Caribbean star dated actress Kate Bosworth.

Meanwhile, Perry was married to comedy actor Russell Brand from 2010 to 2012. She had a 2-year-romance with John Mayer an was rumored to have dated Robert Pattinson and Diplo.