Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom Had A Truly Amicable Breakup

by Maitri Suhas
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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom ended their relationship in March after a year of dating, though they seemed to have quite the wonderful relationship. All last year they seemed super duper in love, hitting it off at the Golden Globes, vacationing in Hawaii, and campaigning for Hillary Clinton. Though the pair said that they were just taking a break, that might have been to just soften the blow to fans of their relationship. But why did Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom break up?

First and foremost, Perry and Bloom wanted the world to know that it was an amicable split. Their reps released a joint statement to People immediately to get out in front of the gossipers: "Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time." Sounds like some good old-fashioned conscious uncoupling.

According to a sources who spoke with People, the 40-year-old actor reportedly wasn't ready for his relationship with the 32-year-old pop star to get more serious. "Lately he acted like he had one foot out the door and Katy picked up on that," the source claimed. "He just isn’t ready to be tied down. He went along with their relationship for as long as it was fun

Other sources close to Perry and Bloom told Us Weekly that they suffered another common relationship killer: distance. Between Perry's promo tour and appearing at London Fashion Week and Bloom's filming schedule and his work with UNICEF in Niger and Nigeria, they were quite literally pulled apart across the globe. Someone claiming to be a friend of Bloom's told the publication, "They're not the best at long distance." I commend anyone who is, to be honest.

But, of course, these are just rumors, and Perry really, really did not want anyone to indulge in gossip about the breakup (an optimistic thought). She tweeted right after their split went public:

Bloom also spoke to Elle UK a month after the breakup in April and commented, "We're friends. It's good. We're all grown up."

And then, like many of us do in the face of a big life change, Perry chopped off all of her hair and dyed it platinum blonde (a very Legolas color, I have to say). She and Bloom are still friends, no one is a victim or a villain, and I'm just hoping that Perry doesn't get back together with John Mayer.