When Katy Perry achieved her breakout moment in 2008 with "I Kissed a Girl" and proceeded to embark on an unstoppable run of smash singles, the pop superstar also became a public figure, and her songs were tied to different romantic partners while her dating life was shoved into the spotlight.
From her long-term relationship with Travie Mc Coy to her recent time spent with John Mayer to her latest rumored beau, we compiled a timeline of Perry's high-profile (reported) former relationships, and matched a few of them to her music.
A lot of these are based on clues and a few rumors, but we gave our best guesses -- look and listen!
(Dated 2005-2006) The troubled "Sons of Anarchy" actor and Perry broke up in 2006, before her singing career took off.
Mc Coy said he's too much of a gentleman to be nasty to her.
"We as musicians, art imitates life — we'll see what happens," he said.
Don't hesitate to explain what songwriters and singer wanted to say.
Mc Coy, however, appears to have made a comment on Friendsor Enemies.com, with a post cryptically called "From Travies Blog: ATL, Shawty!!! " What follows are the pointed lyrics to the song "Looking at the Front Door" from the recently reissued 1991 debut by hip-hop act Main Source. and NEVER LET'S ME DOWN." Considering the timing of Mc Coy's posts, it seems that the couple split sometime after spending Christmas together on vacation in Mexico.
The song begins, "We fight every night, now that's not kosher/ I reminisce with bliss of when we was closer/ And wake up to be greeted by an argument again/ You act like you're 10/ So immature, I try to concentrate on a cure/ And keep lookin' at the front door." Mc Coy made his feelings even clearer in a follow-up post, in which he's pictured with his computer above the caption: "My laptop is my new bi---. At press time, spokespeople for the singers either had not responded to MTV News' request for comment, or declined to comment on the situation.
How not engaged are Katy Perry and Gym Class Heroes' Travis Mc Coy?
The couple, who denied they were getting ready to tie the knot last month, reportedly broke up sometime before New Year's Eve.