"You don't really want to move on…but you have to because they don't give you any choice. "When "Circle the Drain" leaked before came out in 2010, everyone assumed it was about Mc Coy, about which he told MTV News: "I heard she put out a song that's about me, or about some old habits or whatever... I'll always be there for her, she knows that." After they partied together on Valentine's Day night in 2009, word got around that the newly single Perry was dating the Good Charlotte rocker."oh kittens! "It's two pseudo famous people sitting next to each other...doesn't mean we were bumping uglies!I look at it like this: I'm just stoked that she finally has a song with some substance on her record. " Sometime before she got married, Perry dated the Maroon 5 guitarist—according to Truth & Salvage Co. Talking to Blast Magazine in 2010, Jones revealed that Perry helped write the lyrics for his band's song "Old Piano," off of their self-titled 2010 LP.Video of Perry rocking out and stage diving at a Relient K show in the early '00s—when she dated the band's frontman—made the rounds about 10 years later.Thiessen mentioned Katy Perry in an interview with in 2012 and the interviewer seemed taken back, asking, "You're a friend of Katy Perry's?""I used to date her back in the day for a couple of years.But we're still really good friends," Thiessen said.
I think a lot of that was to do with the fear of loss."Then, when The longtime pals, via mutual friend Kristen Stewart, were rumored to be dating at one point after she and Mayer first broke up in March 2013—but as you can see, all is still just friendly between KP and RPattz (and his fiancée FKA twigs)."I sent [Kristen] a text message saying, 'I know you've seen all this stuff, but you know I would never disrespect you.Everyone is in shock."Though everyone would assume in the moment that 2010's "Circle the Drain" was about Travis Mc Coy, after Lewis died a source told that Perry's relationship with the actor also played into the song, which is about only being able to stick around to watch and try to help for so long if the one you love is intent on destroying himself."He was in trouble then and she couldn't help him," the source said."A lot of her songs were partially inspired by him.The hot-and-heavy relationship ran its course, however, by early 2017.Their reps explained the split as the two taking "respectful, loving space" from each other—which indeed is far better than antagonistic, empty dumping via text."Katy pulled the plug," a source explained to E! "It was a few events that happened over the past few months.