Pop star Katy Perry and actor Ryan Phillippe aren’t dating. Seriously. They aren’t dating. They aren’t.
Phillippe made that fact extraordinarily clear with this aggressive tweet to paparazzi denouncing the dating rumors swirling around him and Perry:
I AM NOT DATING KATY PERRY. BARELY KNOW HER. PLEASE STOP FLYING HELICOPTERS OVER MY HOUSE. SHE IS NOT HERE.
— Dr. Philz (@RyanPhillippe) April 10, 2017
But, unfortunately, the internet was not buying it. Instead, the tweet spun into the start of a secret relationship conspiracy theory.
It started out with this observation from one astute Twitter user:
Perry then sent out the best witty — maybe, flirty? — response:
THEN, Phillippe responded back with an equally flirty tweet saying:
Perry finally formally introduced herself after all the playful teasing:
It’s happening, people! Can’t you see it? So flirty, so coy. You can cut the sexual tension with a knife. This is the perfect opportunity to turn all this playful banter into an actual, real-life date.
We’re already coming up with the couple name. Kyan? Raty? We’ll figure out the details later.
But look, they’re definitely not dating.