Last year, singer Katy Perry revealed that Josh Groban inspired her hit song “The One That Got Away.”
On Thursday, Groban opened up on their secret relationship on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” confirming, “We did [date].”
“We were both very private, and so we realized we were better as friends. And we’ve been very, very good friends to this day,” Josh elaborated. “She’s the best. But I was not expecting that. That was a double take and a spit of my coffee when I saw that.”
Groban did note that he didn’t relate to some of the lyrics, explaining, “I listened to the lyrics, and I’m just like, ‘I never owned a Mustang. I don’t have a tattoo. Are you sure that’s about me?’ I’m very flattered by it, but I was very surprised by it, too.”
When Andy suggested that Josh call Katy, he said, “I’m not ghosting Katy! I think we’re both very taken at the moment, but it’s very sweet. It’s very sweet.”
Rumors started swirling about Katy and Josh in 2009.
In 2013, Groban addressed the rumors, telling Details magazine that he did “not really” date Katy. He added, “We might have skated on the line of dating.”
Josh is currently dating actress Schuyler Helford, while Katy has rekindled her relationship with Orlando Bloom.