Katy Perry Steps Out with New Man – Photos

Singer is officially on the rebound from failed marriage to Russell Brand

  Katy Perry is now dating guitarist Robert Ackroyd
Katy Perry's divorce from Russell Brand isn't final yet, but she's already moved on from the failed relationship. The pop star is now seeing the guitarist for Florence and the Machine, as photos snapped at Coachella 2012 clearly indicate.

Katy Perry's divorce from Russell Brand isn't final yet, but she's already moved on from the failed relationship. The pop star is now seeing the guitarist for Florence and the Machine, as photos snapped at Coachella 2012 clearly indicate.

The pop star and Robert Ackroyd have been photographed at the music festival, looking pretty loved up and, at the same time, indifferent to the fact that paparazzi were taking their pictures while they were kissing.

TMZ has photos.

Meanwhile, Life&Style has confirmation from sources close to Katy that she and Robert are actually more than a fling: they're officially dating.

“Backstage at the Artist Lounge at Coachella last weekend, Katy kept saying her boyfriend was the guitar player for Florence + the Machine,” a spy is quoted as saying.

“She and a bunch of friends were supposed to go see Dr. Dre together, but Katy said she was waiting to watch her boyfriend perform!” the same insider explains.

The photos available online, of the two hugging and kissing, leave no room for doubt as to the nature of their relationship. If that's not enough, there are also pics of them holding hands while at Coachella.

“This relationship comes nearly four months after a judge granted a divorce to Katy and Russell Brand. It becomes final in July after the six-month waiting period required by California law,” Life&Style writes.

Before Robert, Katy was linked in the press to French model Baptiste Giabiconi, but word had it the “romance” was just a PR stunt to drum up publicity for both.

Not that Russell is still pining away for his ex-wife: shortly after the divorce, he was spotted out and about with a woman believed to be his new girlfriend.

Katy and Russell were always the odd couple in showbiz but, while still married, they often insisted they were soul mates.

No one knows for a fact why they decided to break up, but reports online would have us believe it was because of their totally different lifestyles, which also included different habits – like partying and drinking, which Katy loves, while Russell is a recovering alcoholic.

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