Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom confirm relationship break

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have confirmed that they are taking a break from their relationship.

The A-list couple released a joint statement explaining that they will be pressing pause after a year of dating.

A representative for the couple exclusively told Us Weekly that the glamorous pair would be going their separate ways for now, but described the break as ‘loving’ and ‘respectful’.

The singer and actor have been pretty public with their relationship so far, and were conscious to be truthful about the state of their relationship before ‘rumours’ started to circulate.

The statement read: ‘Before rumours or falsifications get out of hand we can confirm that Orlando and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.’

The statement comes nearly a year after Katy and Orlando made their first official public outing as a couple by attending the 2016 Golden Globes in Los Angeles.

Despite deciding to cool things off, the couple had been spotted looking loved-up recently, with Orlando even posting a selfie with Katy’s dog this week.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star took to Instagram to post an adorable snap with Katy’s dog Butters on Tuesday, writing the words ‘a mighty heart’ over the cute picture.

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Katy and Orlando were also spotted at two Oscars after parties together, looking suitably coupled up.

Earlier this year, Katy surprised her boyfriend with a 40th birthday party in Palm Springs. She even managed to fly his mum out from England, which Orlando was clearly thrilled about. He took to his social media sites to share a picture of himself with his mum, captioning the photo: ‘best gift ever surprise visit from me mum.’

Orlando isn’t Katy’s first high profile boyfriend, having previously dated singer John Mayer whom she released a song with, and rapper Travie McCoy.

Katy was also married to comedian, author and presenter Russell Brand from 2010 to 2012, a relationship which she partly documents in her film, Part of Me.

Orlando, 40, has also dated other celebrities and was married to model Miranda Kerr from 2010 to 2013. They have a five-year-old son together, named Flynn.