The Real Reason Orlando Bloom And Katy Perry Broke Up

After just about a year of dating, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are done. The couple's reps told People, "Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time." Sounds a little sketchy, right? Here's what really went down.

It was too much, too soon

A source told Radar Online that the couple, who didn\'t even make it to the two-year mark, got intense quickly. \"Everyone is really shocked about this,\" the source said. \"They were so into each other for almost a year and they even thought that they would get married. They had talked about marriage. It is just really sad.\" Indeed, after just a month of dating, Bloom introduced Perry to his five-year-old son, Flynn, who he shares with ex-wife Miranda Kerr.

Sources told People that Bloom was, at least in August 2016, head over heels smitten for the \"Teenage Dream\" crooner. \"[Bloom] always gushes about Katy and thinks she is amazing in a million ways,\" a source dished. \"He would love to settle down with Katy and have more kids. He hasn\'t been this serious about a girl since Miranda.\" The source added at the time that the pair \"are not engaged yet, but seem to be heading that way.\"

He was too indiscreet

Remember when those naked photos of Bloom came out of him paddle-boarding with Perry? That probably didn\'t sit too well with the pop starlet, who prizes her privacy. She told Billboard in 2015, \"What I will say is that to have any relationship at this level you have to just be protective and figure out how to navigate it. There is no handbook. In all my relationships, I\'ve learned how I have to be more careful and that it\'s not up for public consumption.\"

She needed to focus on her career

A source told People, \"Katy\'s going through a lot of changes for her new music—both physically and emotionally—and this was a part of that.\"

Perhaps Perry is preemptively trying to dodge questions about her dating life when she goes on a press tour for her new album—or perhaps trying to drum up publicity about it with a split announcement. She may need the buzz: her latest single, \"Chained to the Rhythm,\" already peaked at No. 4 and dropped down to No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100. While that would be an amazing feat for anyone else, Perry\'s chart history for her singles is tied with Michael Jackson in terms of No. 1s, so this is a bit of a step down for her—especially as a lead-off single for her upcoming album. The singer may be dedicating more time to her so-called \"purposeful pop\" than to her relationship right now.

He\'s still playing the field

It sounds like Bloom wasn\'t ready to plant himself in a committed relationship. A source close to the actor told People that he was \"still keeping his options open\" throughout his entire relationship with Perry.\" Another insider told Radar Online, \"Orlando never changed his ways with hanging out with other women [during the relationship]. He would still continue to hang out with his actor buddies and there were always a ton of sexy women around.\"

That certainly seems accurate if blurry paparazzi photos are any indication: in May 2016, TMZ spies caught Bloom hugging and kissing Selena Gomez in Las Vegas, though witnesses say that despite their visible canoodling, Gomez went back to her hotel room solo. On March 1, 2017, The Daily Mail published photos of Bloom getting close with another cute brunette (seems like he has a type!). The latest lucky lady is Erin McCabe, a 20-something daughter of Global Green President Les McCabe. Bloom and McCabe reportedly rubbed one another\'s backs and even swapped placecards with other guests at a gala to sit together...just six days before the split announcement Bloom and Perry made together.

She\'s not ready to get serious

A source close to Perry revealed to People, \"It was never really supposed to be serious between them. When it first started, she was basically like, \'This will be fun for now.\'\" A pal of the actor concurred that he was \"happy and content\" with Perry, but \"was not in the mindset to settle down...It wasn\'t as serious as everyone was making it out to be.\"

She admitted to Harper\'s Bazaar in 2014 that she needed to work on herself before settling into relationships. \"What I\'ve learned is that if you don\'t have the foundation of self-love first, you really have nowhere to pull love from to give it away. I had to learn about taking care of myself before I could take care of others,\" she said. \"I want to mommy everyone. I want to take care of them. I want to save them, and I forget myself in the meantime. I learned that through therapy.\"

They grew apart

An insider says that Perry and Bloom\'s split was the far from dramatic—in fact, it sounds, unfortunately, pretty boring. A source close to the \"Peacock\" singer told People that in recent weeks the romance \"was pretty shaky\" and \"just became more and more work to make it work. Because this wasn\'t something permanent, it just became time to take a break...There was nothing dramatic and over the top...This wasn\'t really a hard breakup for her...This just ran its course.\" A source also told Radar Online that there\'s no bad blood, noting, \"Katy said they were on different life paths and as much as she likes him, it\'s time to move on.\"

Witnesses at several Oscar parties echoed the sentiment. Spies told People that Perry and Bloom mostly mingled with their own pals at the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar party on Sunday, Feb. 27, noting, \"Katy didn\'t spend much time with Orlando. They got together for a photo, but that was about it.\"

A spy at Madonna\'s post-Vanity Fair soiree dished to Radar Online, \"Katy and Orlando arrived to Madge\'s bash together, but you could tell that something was definitely wrong. There was so much distance between them and it seemed like Orlando was just really over it. The moment they arrived together, they parted ways. He was not standing with her at all once inside. She was doing her own thing and he was left behind. This was the end for them. It seemed like Orlando just completely snapped. He is an actor and this was supposed to be his night. It is not like it was the Grammys and it was her night.\"

She has a lot of emotional baggage

A source told People in August 2016, \"Katy\'s divorce from Russell [Brand] really messed her up emotionally. She\'s not going to rashly make a huge commitment like marriage again unless she thinks it\'s absolutely right.\" An insider echoed to Radar Online that the effects of Perry\'s past relationships hindered her romance with Bloom, saying, \"Katy was constantly getting jealous about everything he did. She has been burned so many times in the past.\"

Perry herself admitted to Marie Claire in 2013 that her divorce from Brand was traumatic, telling the magazine, \"There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, \'OK. All right. I can\'t feel this. This is too intense right now.\' I was, like, just eating Flamin\' Hot Cheetos and drinking, and that\'s it.\" She added that baggage from her divorce sabotaged her then-relationship with now-ex John Mayer, noting, \"It was like a splash of cold water to search inward on what was going on with me. That is what let me to this new awakening, this realizing, If I don\'t do some self-love, I\'m not going to be able to keep the love that I want. I still needed to deal with all of my ex-husband stuff. I hadn\'t.\"

John Mayer may be back in her life

A source told People that Perry\'s split from John Mayer \"was much harder\" than her breakup from Bloom, and it may be because there\'s still something between them. The couple dated off and on for more than two years.

In July 2016, a source told Radar Online, \"John says he and Katy will reunite this year. He\'s laying in wait for Katy to come back running into his arms. He\'s incredibly patient and has been planning this for a while. John\'s just very dismissive of Orlando and how this guy pretends to have substance when he\'s really nothing more than an international playboy, and a predictable one that.\" The source added, \"John\'s virtual disappearance from the public eye has everything to do with the mind games he\'s playing with Katy, who he\'s still madly in love with. But he\'s trying to keep her guessing about his personal life and he fully expects her to come running back to him when things sour with Orlando...There\'s a load of unfinished business between John and Katy.\"

Indeed, just before the split announcement, Mayer dropped \"Still Feel Like Your Man\" off of his upcoming album, The Search For Everything. The track, in which he sings \"I still keep your shampoo in my shower, in case you wanna wash your hair / And I know that you probably found yourself some more somewhere / But I do not really care, cause as long as it is there / I still feel like your man,\" is rumored to be about Perry.

It may not really be the end

A source told E! News that this is more of a break than a breakup. \"Katy pulled the plug,\" the insider said. \"It was a few events that happened over the past few months. They both still love each other very much, though, and getting back together could happen once they have some space...They are still in contact and want to keep everything between them pretty private. Katy has built a really strong connection with [Orlando\'s son] Flynn. It\'s sad but it will work out how it\'s supposed to.\"