Katy Perry was seen palling around with her good friend Rihanna during the first weekend of Coachella, though there was something more romantic afoot as the pop star and former wife of comedian Russell Brand was seen cavorting with Florence and the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd - apparently her new boyfriend.
A source backstage at the Californian event told Life & Style magazine "Backstage at the Artist Lounge at Coachella last weekend, Katy kept saying her boyfriend was the guitar player for Florence and the MAChine," continuing "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!"
Whilst not an immediate rebound, there certainly hasn't been much time elapsed since Perry and Brand called it a day at the beginning of the year, the divorce being granted by a judge some four months ago. Rumours concerning the break-up of their 14 month marriage had been circulating for some time however and the pair both seemed ready to move on as soon as the split was announced - Brand in particular making sure the ending was unceremonious as possible by refusing to battle of any of Perry's fortune, despite being eligible for 50 per cent of it. Their divorce is expected to be finalised in June.