Katy Perry Catfish victim thought he was dating singer for 6 years

"My heart goes out to him," the Roar singer says.

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Katy Perry The popstar gets ready to Rise. Image Picture Capitol

Katy Perry has offered her sympathy to a man who was ‘Catfished’ into believing he was in a six-year relationship with the popstar.

Tennessee resident Spencer Morrill was duped into a lengthy cyber-relationship by a woman called Harriet Herbert from Gloucester, UK. This ‘Fakey Perry’ caused Morrill to spend 25% of his savings on an engagement ring and exchange thousands of texts and email messages with the imposter.

“It was an immediate connection,” Morrill said. “A million ‘I love yous’ back and forth. It was pretty cool.”

The poor bloke was even the subject of an episode of Nev Schulman and Max Joseph’s MTV show Catfish.

Watch the Katy Parry Catfish segment below…

Speaking to SiriusXM, Perry said she thought the incident was “really unfortunate and very sad”.

“My heart goes out to him actually because anybody that’s been fooled like that – people have dreams and people live in different parts of the world where not everything is so accessible,” she said.

“We live on the coasts and we get stuff in a way that other people don’t get and I feel bad for him. So I didn’t really like to indulge in that because my heart would die.”

The woman in question offered up an apology to a heartbroken Morrill, saying: “I just got to a point to where I couldn’t imagine like not talking to you”.

She added: “I’ve been through some tough times throughout the time we’ve been talking the past six years. Like my dad died two years ago… I’m like genuinely sorry. I can’t change what I did, but I understand that it was really wrong.”

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