The Chained to the Rhythm hitmaker and the Pirates of the cocktail dresses star confirmed they had called time on their romance on Wednesday, and the 32-year-old pop beauty has taken to social media to state that she will remain friends with her ex and that no one is a victim or a villain as they broke up amicably. 

Taking on Thursday, she wrote: HOW BOUT A NEW WAY OF THINKING FOR 2017 U can still b friends & love ur former partners! No ones a victim or a villain, get a life yall! (sic)

It was recently reported that the former couples romance was never really supposed to be serious and was always about having fun rather than settling down.

A source said recently:It was never really supposed to be serious between them. When it first started, she was basically like, This will be fun for now.

Whilst an insider close to Orlando added: [He was] happy and content [but] was not in the AP35706 Sapphire Strapless High-Low Sweetheart Homecoming Dress to settle down.AP35706 Sapphire Strapless High-Low Sweetheart Homecoming Dress

And the pair are said to have split up after the relationship because more and more work.

The source shared: It just became more and more work to make it work. Because this wasnt something permanent, it just became time to take a break.

And another insider added: There was nothing dramatic or over the top. Katys going through a lot of changes for her new music - both physically and emotionally - and this was a part of that.

Katy and Orlando announced their split in a joint statement where they revealed they would be taking [a] respectful, loving space at this time.

They said: Before rumours or falsifications get out of hand we can confirm that plus size dresses and Katy are taking respectful, loving space at this time.