Katy Perry is the artist that we’re embarrassed to admit that we like. We’ve all sat in our car and sung our hearts out to “Teenage Dream” at a red light. It’s a real banger. But, you’re not here to listen to me ramble on about Katy Perry’s merit as a musician. You’re here to learn about all of Katy Perry’s past dating decisions that may or may not caused us to cringe incessantly.
From musicians to actors, she has had her paws all over Hollywood. Perry has snagged some of Hollywood’s hottest bachelors – and even some of its bad boys as well. Frankly, given that Perry moved from her tumultuous relationship with Russell Brand onto music’s notorious heartthrob, John Mayer, I just want to see the woman in a happy relationship.
She has recently described her type to Rolling Stone. She said, “I’m interested in colorful personalities. Look, I can’t be perfect. I don’t know.”
I think we can all agree that both Russell Brand and John Mayer are certainly colorful personalities.
Johnny Lewis 2005 – 2006
Katy Perry and actor Johnny Lewis dating for about a year. However, the relationship didn’t last longer than a year because Perry allegedly wanted to focus on her career.
Travis McCoy 2008 – 2009
Katy Perry and Travis McCoy met while touring together on the Vans Warped Tour. They dated on-and-off for about a year before calling it quits.
Russell Brand 2009 – 2011
It all began when Russell Brand first joked about having a crush on Katy Perry at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Shortly after, the two went on their first date together and were engaged before the end of the year. The two held their marriage in India in 2010. However, a year later, Brand filed for divorce from Katy Perry and cited irreconcilable differences.
Robert Ackroyd 2012
Katy Perry and Robert Ackroyd, the guitarist of Florence & The Machine, had a brief fling back in April 2012. They were seen holding hands over two weekends at Coachella, but the romance never became anything more.
John Mayer 2012 – 2013
A couple months after her brief fling with Robert Ackroyd, Katy Perry was seen holding hands with John Mayer. The two confirmed their relationship in 2012. However, the relationship came to an abrupt halt in 2013.
The two got back together in July 2013 when Perry posted a photo from their Fourth of July holiday together. At a concert later that weekend, Mayer dedicated a song to Perry. Perry and Mayer eventually recorded a song together, but then called the relationship quits.
Orlando Bloom 2015 – 2017
Bloom and Perry dated for over a year and seemed to be very much in love, though they weren’t without rumors or scandals. It was alleged that Bloom cheated on Perry with Selena Gomez and a business partner’s daughter, but the two claim the split was without drama and was completely amicable. They were even spotted hanging out post-breakup at an Ed Sheeran concert.
Now? Well, now, Katy Perry is single.
After calling it a quit last year, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are again patching things up in 2018.