Josh Groban says he's surprised Katy Perry thinks he's 'The One That Got Away'

 

Katy Perry is happily dating Orlando Bloom now, but she admitted last year that she let someone special get away: Josh Groban. What’s more, the “Chained to the Rhythm” singer told James Corden, Groban inspired her 2010 hit, “The One That Got Away.” 

On Thursday, Groban acknowledged he was “surprised” by Perry’s revelation. 

“Well, we did” date, the actor and singer told Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live.” “We were both very private ― so, we realized we were better as friends. And we’ve been very, very good friends to this day. She’s the best. But, I was not expecting that. That was a double take, and I spit out my coffee when I saw that.” 

Groban added that it was “very sweet” of Perry to say he inspired the song. But he said he doesn’t exactly match with the man she sings about.

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“I’m like, ‘I never owned a Mustang. I don’t have a tattoo. Are you sure that’s about me?’” he joked. “I’m very flattered by it, but I was very surprised by it, too.”

Cohen said Groban should call Perry. Groban, who’s now dating actress Schuyler Helford, replied that the two are still good friends, but are “both very taken at the moment.” 

Until Perry’s revelation, the two singers had never really confirmed that they’d dated. They were previously linked in 2009 and in 2012. 

“We might have skated on the line of dating,” Groban said in an interview with Details magazine in 2013. “We’re very good friends. We met before her first album was even released, and we hit it off because we’re both goofballs.” 

As the (revised) line from Perry’s song goes, “In another life, Katy Perry would be Josh Groban’s girl.” 

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.
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