Yes, Josh Groban and Katy Perry really did date.
Josh confirmed it on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, and also discussed his reaction when Katy revealed she wrote the song “The One That Got Away” about him.
“We did [date],” Josh said. “We were both very private and we realized we were better as friends and we’ve been very, very good friends to this day. She’s the best.”
But Josh saidhe was shocked when Katy revealed on a live stream that the 2010 song was inspired by him. “I was not expecting that,” he said. “That was a double take and a spit of my coffee when I saw that.”
He’s not completely convinced she was telling the truth, though. “It’s very sweet of her to say that, and then I listened to the lyrics of the song and I’m like, ‘I never owned a Mustang. I don’t have a tattoo. Are you sure that’s about me?’” Josh said.
While Andy tried to encourage Josh to reconnect with Katy, Josh pointed out that they are both “very taken at the moment.” Katy is dating Orlando Bloom, while Josh is dating actress Schuyler Helford.
News of their pairing first made headlines back in 2009. It resurfaced back in June 2017 during Perry’s weekend-long livestream, when she was asked to rank her lovers from best to worst.
That’s when Perry, 33, called Groban “the one that got away.