Email breakup schmakeup!

Reports began to spread that Katy Perry and reported BF John Mayer had broken up after a brief courtship, with Mayer bailing on the relationship by sending the 'Wide Awake' singer an email, but apparently said reports are dead wrong. The duo was once again seen having a romantic, post-VMAs dinner date on Thursday, Sept. 6.

Hollywood Life reports that Perry and Mayer were reportedly spotted at Madeo, an Italian eatery in Beverly Hills. After noshing on some quality vittles, the twosome headed to Fifth Annual House of Hype Power Players Event at the Beverly Hills Hotel. They did not arrive and walk the red carpet together -- that would have caused more than few jaws to drop. But they were seen hanging out later in the night.

A source said, "It seemed like they didn’t want much attention." Hmm, going to a big industry event together isn't exactly a way to avoid attention, guys, but we digress.

Looks like Demi Lovato and One Direction's Niall Horan weren’t the only ones who had a good time after the VMAs last week!

And despite all the media reports to the contrary and the fact that they have never "come out" as an item, Perry and Mayer seem to be going strong. Will this relationship last? Only time will tell. We're glad that Mayer didn't dump Perry via email. That would have been a master class in tacky.

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