Katy Perry's friends have not hatched a scheme to get the singer to dump Orlando Bloom and start dating Jake Gyllenhaal instead, despite a made-up tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this nonsense. We're told there's no truth to it.
Perry and Bloom split last March after one year of dating, but the pair reunited for a vacation in the Maldives in January. Bloom and Perry were spotted strolling through Prague this week, fueling more reconciliation rumors. Although the singer and actor have been spending time together lately, it's not clear whether or not they're officially a couple again.
The latest issue of OK! now claims Perry's friends are worried that Bloom is just leading her on and will eventually break the singer's heart, so they set their sights on another A-list actor. "[Katy and Jake] really are a match made in heaven," an alleged insider tells the magazine. "Katy is the total package. And Jake may be a little sweeter than what she's used to, but she needs to change it up."
"Everyone's tired of watching Katy suffer through these cycles of acceptance and rejection," adds the outlet's supposed source, who further contends that Bloom "is like poison to her self-esteem." The seemingly nonexistent insider goes on to say that Perry will likely "balk at a setup" with Gyllenhaal, "but if she can get out of her own way, she may just find true love."
It should be noted, however, that Perry and Bloom have stayed on good terms following their amicable split last year. There's no reason to believe that the actor toyed with the singer's emotions during their relationship, despite the magazine's assertion otherwise. Still, despite the tabloid's unattributed quotations from a supposed "source," Gossip Cop checked in directly with a rep for Perry, who exclusively assures us on the record that no on in her inner circle is trying to set her up on a date with Gyllenhaal. The magazine's account of events is pure fiction.
Unfortunately, OK! frequently publishes lies about the singer's love life, so we're not surprised by this bogus article. Gossip Cop recently called out the publication for falsely claiming that Perry was dating Robert Pattinson. The tabloid's sister outlet, the National Enquirer, later wrote a phony follow-up story about Bloom warning the Twilight star to stay away from the singer. This latest article dragging Gyllenhaal into the narrative is equally untrue.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.