Katy Perry has shared her thoughts about a man who was catfished on the internet and was made to believe that he was in a relationship with the “Rise” singer.
In an interview on SiriusXM's “The Morning Mash Up Show,” the singer said that what had happened was unfortunate.
“My heart goes out to him,” Perry said. “People have dreams and people live in different parts of the world where not everything is so accessible.”
“We live on the coasts and we get stuff in a way that some other people don't get, and I feel bad for him. So I didn't really like to indulge in that because my heart would die,” the "Firework" singer added.
The person Perry was referring to is named Spencer. He appeared on the MTV show “Catfish,” asking for help to finally meet the woman whom he believed is Perry.
“I would like to meet face to face and see if there's a future there,” Spencer said on the show, according to Mirror.
The lad had been exchanging emails with someone who said she was the singer for a while, but the person suddenly stopped contacting him. The man thought their relationship was so serious that he was even ready to pop the big question. He said he used up 25 percent of his savings to buy an engagement ring for person he thought was Perry.
In the end, the hosts of the show, Nev Schulman and Max Joseph, found out that the person pretending to be Perry was actually a woman from Alberta, Canada who is now living in England. Spencer and the catfish met in person. But even after their conversation, the man was still hoping that he was actually corresponding with Perry and that he was just being "punked."
The singer had a very publicized love life during the course of the time Spencer said they were online dating, which spanned from 2010 to 2016. Perry married comedian Russell Brand in 2010, according to Billboard. They split up in 2011. After that, the “Teenage Dream” singer went on to date John Mayer for a couple of years on and off. Perry is currently dating Orlando Bloom.