It’s been just under two months since Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom called it quits, and already, the rumor mill is churning that he’s moved on to another young starlet: one Miss Nina Dobrev.
According to sources for People, Julianne Hough’s BFF and the Pirates of the Caribbean actor, who have known each other for years, have taken things out of the friend zone as of late, hitting up Coachella’s Neon Carnival with one another.
Conflicting stories, however, say that they are not a couple, and that “there is nothing romantic going on between the two.”
So are they or aren’t they? That all depends on who you believe. Dobrev’s rep tells People the love connection is just a rumor, saying, “Nina and Orlando are just friends. They have the same representation and friends in common, and often end up in the same social group. That’s it,” but a separate source for the mag claims otherwise. “Recently they’ve been hanging out as more than friends,” the source said. “It’s super casual.” Still, another unnamed source for the pub conceded that the pair is “having fun together,” but says they’re not “exclusive,” as Bloom “doesn’t want a girlfriend and enjoys being single.”
It wouldn’t be the first time the rumor mill got things wrong: Just earlier this week, Paris Jackson cleared the air about the false buzz that she and Zac Efron were a thing, saying she’d yet to ever even meet the High School Musical hunk.
Then again, it’s not the first time Dobrev and Bloom have been romantically linked, either: Back in 2014, years before he and Perry were ever a thing, US Weekly was reporting that he was “making out for 20 minutes” with the Vampire Diaries actress at Comic Con. Their source at the time said, “She’s always thought that he was an attractive man.”
Hmmm. We’ll let you guys be the judge of this one!
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(h/t People; photos via Frederick M. Brown + Jason Kempin/Getty)