This Man Believed He Was Dating Katy Perry for Six Years Via the Internet
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom’s relationship has been heating up as of late — so much so, in fact, that they’re sparking major engagement talk — but one man apparently didn’t get the memo: The guy who thought he’d been dating the singer online for six years.
In a recent episode of MTV’s Catfish, which sees victims of online dating identity fraud come face to face with their dupers, Spencer Morrill reached out to the show’s hosts Nev Schulman (who himself was once a “catfish” victim, prompting him to help others uncover their own cases) and Max Joseph to track “Katy” down after she mysteriously disappeared on him.
While it seems to be a bit of a stretch, we can’t blame the guy entirely — celebrities such as Hilary Duff and Zac Efron HAVE been known to show up on a dating site or two in their day, and even Katy herself has admitted to using Tinder in the past!
Spencer was so convinced that his love with Katy was the real deal, in fact, that he even BOUGHT HER AN ENGAGEMENT RING.
Upon meeting Spencer, Nev and Max are skeptical, however, asking for evidence that his online lover is indeed the real Katy.
Spencer’s proof? Unreleased tracks (found to be YouTube links) and tidbits of information he’s been receiving from his online paramour that match up with Katy’s background and whereabouts (which Spencer has been fact-checking online).
As it turns out, his REAL online love is a young woman named Harriet living in Gloucester, who just so happens to be a KP super-fan.
Yet, even when Nev and Max present him with evidence that his online romance is a farce, Spencer refuses to believe it. His rationale? Katy Perry is very intelligent and using the young girl that he has actually been conversing with in order to “surprise him.”
Poor guy — she really has him hooked!
Eventually, the duo is able to convince him that Katy, is, in fact, dating Orlando — and not him — thought not without one last “double check.”
Check out the full episode here!
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(h/t Independent, photos via Alex Wong + Kevin Winter/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)