Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom take a break from relationship

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom are taking a break from their relationship, representatives for both stars have confirmed.

The Roar hitmaker and Lord of the Rings star started dating after hitting it off at the 2016 Golden Globes last January, and were last seen together as they attended the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party on Sunday night (26Feb17).

However, both Katy and Orlando’s reps have released a somewhat strangely worded statement revealing that the pair are currently spending some time apart.

“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 read.

While Katy and Orlando had been seen enjoying time together in the fledgling stage of their romance, they more recently had been apart while working on separate work commitments.

Orlando filmed a movie in China last November (16), and took a UNICEF trip to Africa earlier this month (Feb17), while Katy has been in London, England, where she performed at the BRIT Awards.

However, it’s unknown if the duo’s busy work schedules had anything to do with their decision to take a break from their romance.

Despite attending the Vanity Fair bash together, Katy and Orlando are said to have spent most of the event apart, with a source telling People: “Katy didn’t spend much time with Orlando. They got together for a photo, but that was about it.”

Katy previously spoke of her love for Orlando as the couple attended UNICEF’s 70th Anniversary Event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in December (16).

“He’s been a UNICEF ambassador for over 10 years and I’ve only been (for) a few years, so he’s kind of shown me some of the ropes,” smiled Katy at the event. “Everyone is a teacher in a relationship, that’s how I see it now, (and) we’ve taught each other a lot.”

Orlando also waxed lyrical about his other half at the bash, telling Entertainment Tonight: “She’s amazing, you know, I’m super proud of the work that she does. She’s a voice that speaks to so many and it’s remarkable to see her champion this cause, (and) it’s amazing that we happen to do this together.”

Katy was previously married to British comedian Russell Brand, while Orlando shares a six-year-old son with his ex-wife, model Miranda Kerr