Between investing energy with each other’s families, praising the occasions and going on PDA-filled get-aways together, Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom seemed, by all accounts, to be head over heels for each other — yet now numerous sources reveal to PEOPLE the stars weren’t centered around a longterm future together.
“It was never truly expected to be not kidding between them,” a Perry source tells PEOPLE solely. “When it initially began, she was essentially similar to ‘This will be a good time for the time being.'” Likewise, a Bloom buddy says the performer, 40, was “cheerful and content” investing energy with the vocalist, 32, yet “was not in the mentality to settle down.”
In the course of the most recent couple of weeks, the relationship “just turned out to be increasingly work to make it work,” says the Perry source. “Since this wasn’t something lasting, it quite recently got to be a great opportunity to take a break.”
As per Bloom’s companion, things have been “unsteady” for some time, however there was no final irritation that will be tolerated that prompted to the split. “There was nothing emotional or over the top,” says the companion. “Katy’s experiencing a considerable measure of changes for her new music — both physically and inwardly — and this was a piece of that.”
Over the span of their romance, Bloom was “all the while keeping his alternatives open” and “it wasn’t as genuine as everybody was making it out to be,” includes the companion.
What’s more, as the stars noted Tuesday night in their joint proclamation (“Orlando and Katy are taking conscious, adoring space as of now,” said their reps), there are no hard sentiments. “This truly wasn’t a terrible separation for her,” says the Perry source. “[Her split from John Mayer] was a great deal harder for her. This just ran its course.”