Katy Perry has set the record straight when it comes to her relationship with Robert Pattinson. It seems highly unlikely, judging from her recent interview with Elle magazine, that the 'Part of Me' singer is having a liaison with the Twilight star.

Katy Perry
Katy Perry at the L.A. premiere of The Smurfs 2.

She felt it was particularly important to emphasis the amicability of her friendship with Kristen Stewart, Pattinson's former co-star and ex-girlfriend. After rumours circulated relating to Perry's alleged involvement with Pattinson, Perry text Stewart to clear up any misunderstanding. In the Elle interview, she said "I sent her a text message saying: 'I know you've seen all this stuff but you know I would never disrespect you. I'm not that person.'" She went on to verify that she was "just trying to be a friend to him" and commented on the unfair assumptions the media made simply because she happened to be female and comforting her friend. 

Perry has been seen on a number of occasions with Pattinson since they first appeared in public together, crashing a wedding rehearsal in May. According to a guest at the party, speaking to People, "they were just sitting quietly and talking". This hardly seems particularly amorous! 

Pattinson separated from Stewart sometime during the past year but as both have been extremely tight-lipped on the subject it is difficult to ascertain the details. Their last separation occurred in May - but who knows! Katy Perry has been romantically linked to John Mayer with whom she has had an on-off relationship for close to a year. It is believed they are currently together, making an affair with Pattinson even more unlikely. 

On the subject of her romantic tastes, Perry told Elle: "the men I have gone for are challenging, yes, but they're also wildly intelligent and poetic". She went on to say that she has no wish to "tame anyone" and that she is "pretty wild" anyway. 

The 28-year-old did not shy away from discussing Mayer. The couple split up in February of this year for a short period, on the matter she said "he pulled away. That was a big hello for me. I realized I could lose the person I loved and I had to deal with some things, issues I think a lot of women have." She offered advice to Elle readers, commenting on what she finds most difficult in relationships. The advice she offered reads as follows: "you can be strong in one aspect of your life but submissive in another. In relationships, it was hard for me to speak up and set boundaries. I think that a lot of that has to do with the fear of loss." 

Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart at Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center, L.A.

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Robert Pattinson at t
he premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 at the Nokia Theatre, L.A.