Yesterday's weirdest bit of celebrity news was the rumor that Katy Perry and Ryan Phillippe were dating. But because this is 2017, the Internet just wouldn't let the story die. Typically, these false stories are harmless and ludicrous, so why not have a laugh about them?
Perry has been plagued with dating rumors for her entire career—and she just ended things with Orlando Bloom—so it's not surprising (though annoying) that people think she's on the manhunt again. Phillippe's viral response to this rumor yesterday suggests no. A clever fan responded to Phillippe's tweet with, "THATS WHAT SOME1 WHO HAS KATY PERRY IN HIS BASEMENT WOULD SAY."And this is when Katy Perry herself got involved.
This is the perfect opportunity to turn all this playful banter into an actual, real-life date.
Katy Perry has apologised to actor Ryan Phillippe after an encounter at a party that led to him being hounded by paparazzi who thought they could be dating.
Ryan Phillippe and his law student girlfriend Paulina Slagter, 23, left West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont together on Saturday night with the blonde flashing bling on her ring finger Ryan was previously married to Reese Witherspoon - with whom he has two children - before dating Abbie Cornish for three years, then launching another relationship with Alexis Knapp and ending it before she discovered was pregnant to him.
Shortly after he made an appearance in the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live.
His character Billy Douglas, whom he played from 1992 to 1993, was the first gay teenager on a daytime soap opera.
After leaving the show, Phillippe moved to Los Angeles, where he appeared in a number of small parts in various television series including Matlock, Due South, the TV miniseries The Secrets of Lake Success, and movies, including the 1995 film Crimson Tide and the 1996 film White Squall.
He was cast in the 1997 horror film, I Know What You Did Last Summer, which co-starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze, Jr. The film was a success, and led to Phillippe gaining wider renown and being cast in a few more high-profile films, including 54 in 1998 opposite Neve Campbell, Salma Hayek and Mike Myers.
In 1999 he starred in Cruel Intentions, a modern retelling of the Choderlos de Laclos novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which also starred Phillippe's future wife Reese Witherspoon, as well as his I Know What You Did Last Summer co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar.