By Neha Prakash. Photos: Getty Images, Courtesy of Twitter, Instagram.
Breakups are hard. It’s O.K. if you’re struggling. Can’t sleep? Can’t eat? Just can’t accept the fact that Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are no longer together?
Well Perry has some sage advice dealing with the pain of the split: “Get a life, y’all.”
The singer took to Twitter Thursday evening to break her silence on her recent split from Bloom, in an effort to silence the media/fans/detractors who won’t stop hounding the pop star about the details of her now-defunct relationship.
Perry and Bloom quietly parted ways earlier this week, issuing a joint statement to People, saying, “Before rumors or falsifications get out of hand, we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.” (“Respectful, loving space” being the new conscious uncoupling.)
The pair began dating in January 2016. They were spotted together most recently at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, but did not pose together for a Mark Seliger portrait. Bloom then posted a photo with Perry’s dog to Instagram on Monday, further confusing fans about the unexpected breakup.
The ex-couple is also another pair in a long list of celebrities of late who are promoting the amicable breakup trend. From Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s now-iconic “conscious uncoupling” to, more recently, Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney’s “ambitious artists” just taking a break. Bella Hadid and The Weeknd also vowed to “remain friends” despite splitting, reportedly due to conflicting schedules.
On Thursday, Perry also showed off her new haircut: a blonde pixie cut. But since this is Katy Perry, let’s not call this a classic breakup trope and instead call it Perry being, well, herself. (She has toyed with several blonde looks since she started promoting her new music.)
So now that we’re all assured that the singer is doing just fine, perhaps we can offer everyone else some helpful words to brave this heartbreak, courtesy of Perry’s song “Unconditionally”:
*There is no fear now Let go and just be free*
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.
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