Did Orlando Bloom really warn Robert Pattinson to stay away from Katy Perry? That's the claim in one of this week's tabloids, which says the actors are feuding over the singer. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and we can exclusively set the record straight.
"Orlando Lowers The Boom On Pattinson!" blares a headline the latest issue of the National Enquirer. The accompanying article quotes a so-called "source" as saying, "When Orlando heard that Katy and Rob had been on a few dates, he went straight to Rob and told him to back off." As Gossip Cop has repeatedly noted, however, Pattinson never dated the singer. We've busted several false reports about them being a couple, but Pattinson and Perry have simply been close friends for several years.
Meanwhile, the outlet's questionable insider further contends that Perry is secretly happy about her ex-boyfriend confronting Pattinson because she's "loving the attention." Curiously, the publication offers no details of where or when Bloom supposedly confronted Pattinson. And the reason is because it never happened.
Gossip Cop checked in with multiple sources connected to those involved in this story, and we're exclusively assured by Perry's rep on the record and Pattinson and Bloom insiders on background that there's no truth to any of it. Bloom never threatened Pattinson over his nonexistent romance with his ex-girlfriend. This bogus narrative was seemingly concocted to create a love triangle between three celebrities, but it's all untrue.
The romance rumors surrounding the Twilight star and "Roar" singer emerged simply because the pair dined at the Sunset Tower Hotel with a group of other pals in early August. In the time since, Gossip Cop has busted several tabloids, including the Enquirer's sister publication, OK!, for wrongly reporting that Pattinson and Perry were dating.
The Enquirer itself is no more reliable when it comes to the pair's relationship. Gossip Cop called out the magazine earlier this year for falsely claiming Pattinson and Perry began flirting following her split from Bloom. This latest article is more lies from the repeatedly discredited publication.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.