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10 of Katy Perry's Ex-Boyfriends — From Russell Brand to Orlando Bloom and More

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Sep. 21 2023, Published 7:05 a.m. ET

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Justin York

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Justin York is also a musician.

Katy Perry's first known boyfriend when she started her career was Paramore guitarist Taylor York's brother Justin York. She was 17 years old when they began dating, though it remains unknown when things ended between them.

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Matt Thiessen

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He appeared in Katy Perry's 'Longshot' music video.

In 2003, the "California Gurls" hitmaker ignited a romance with Relient K guitarist Matt Thiessen. Aside from being a couple, they collaborated on stage during the Christian rock band's shows.

However, they ended things in 2005.

Johnny Lewis

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Johnny Lewis was found dead in 2012 after murdering his landlord Catherine Davis.

Perry based her famous tracks "Circle the Drain" and "The One That Got Away" on her relationship with Johnny Lewis.

She dated the Sons of Anarchy actor for a year from 2005 to 2006, and she was left devasted by his death in 2012 when he fell from a rooftop after murdering Catherine Davis, his 81-year-old landlord.

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Travie McCoy

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Katty Perry broke up with the Gym Class Heroes frontman via email.

In 2006, Perry struck a romance with Travie McCoy. They worked together on the "Cupid's Chokehold" music video and continued dating until she got more famous when "I Kissed a Girl" was released.

Although she called it quits via email, McCoy knew his struggle with drug addiction contributed to their breakup.

"She wasn't stupid. She knew when I was f----- up," he said during a 2012 Behind the Music special. "I chose drugs over our relationship. As things started taking off for her, the more I started to doubt my role in her life. There were times I felt like a stepping ladder."

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Josh Groban

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Katy Perry also called Josh Groban 'the one that got away.'

Perry and Josh Groban sparked dating rumors in early 2009, but their representatives dismissed the buzz.

According to the "You Raise Me Up" singer, what they had was platonic – but Perry referred to him as "the one that got away."

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Russell Brand

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Russell Brand is currently embroiled in sexual assault allegations made by several women.

The entertainer met her first husband, Russell Brand, at the MTV Video Music Awards. They got engaged roughly three months later and tied the knot in October 2010.

Brand – who has been accused of rape, sexual assault and abuse by several women – filed for divorce in December 2011, citing "irreconcilable differences."

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Robert Ackroyd

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They dated after Katy Perry finalized her divorce from Russell Brand.

Perry's romance with Robert Ackroyd did not last long.

The pair briefly dated in 2012, but the "Harleys in Hawaii" singer broke up with him because she was not yet ready to be in a relationship again after her divorce.

"[It's] not even appropriate to label [us a couple]," she told USA Today. "There are times I go out and meet people and flirt, but it's not really appropriate to have anything serious."

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John Mayer

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John Mayer and Katy Perry worked on the 2013 track, 'Who You Love.'

For two years, John Mayer and Perry shared an on-again, off-again relationship until they broke up for good in 2014. They reunited again the following year, but they split again afterward.

The "You're Gonna Live Forever in Me" crooner told Ellen DeGeneres that he did not want to share what went wrong between them, but he clarified he had been much happier after they called it quits.

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Diplo

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Katy Perry notably listed Diplo last when James Corden asked her to rate her former lovers in bed.

Perry and Diplo were so private about their relationship that they shocked everyone when they suddenly split in March 2015. They initially sparked dating rumors after spending time at the 2014 Coachella and during the premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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Orlando Bloom

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The couple share their daughter, Daisy Dove Bloom.

The "Firework" songstress and Orlando Bloom met in 2013, but their paths did not meet again until the CAA's 2016 Golden Globes after-party at Sunset Tower in January 2016.

From there, they dated until February 2017 before resuming their romance in January 2018.

The pair have been engaged since Valentine's Day 2019.

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