Pop star Katy Perry has lots of sympathy for the man who believed for six years that he was talking to the singer.
MTV aired the story of Perry's fictitious relationship with a man identified as Spencer on Aug. 17, during an episode of the reality TV show "Catfish." The show delves into the actualities of online dating and follows couples who are dating but have not yet met in person.
Perry on Thursday told the hosts of Sirius XM's "Morning Mashup" that she learned about the fake relationship when someone sent her a link, but said she was unable to get through the whole thing.
"I didn't actually read through it because I just think it's really unfortunate and very sad," Perry said. "My heart goes out to him, actually. … I didn't really like to indulge in that because my heart would die."
Spencer told the show's hosts Perry agreed to date him after the pair met through a texting app in 2010. However, he said, she quickly broke the relationship off, without any explanation.
It turned out the Tennessee man was actually speaking with a Perry fan named Harriet, who lives in England.
"People have dreams, and people live in different parts of the world where not everything is always so accessible," Perry said. "We live on the coast and we, you know, get stuff in a way that some other people don't get, and I feel bad for him."
Perry and actor Orlando Bloom have been dating since January.
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