Back in each other"s arms! John Mayer whisks Katy Perry out to a romantic Italian meal following her VMAs appearance

Back in each other's arms! John Mayer whisks Katy Perry out to a romantic Italian meal following her VMAs appearance

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16:52 GMT, 7 September 2012

She may have been puckering up to One Direction's Niall Horan during the MTV Video Music Awards last night.

But it wasn't long before Katy Perry was back in the arms of her real-life boyfriend John Mayer.

Following the awards show, the 27-year-old pop star was spotted leaving a romantic dinner with her new beau.

Dinner date: Katy Perry whisked new girlfriend Katy Perry to a romantic Italian meal at Madeo restaurant in Beverly Hills last night following her appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards

Dinner date: Katy Perry whisked new girlfriend Katy Perry to a romantic Italian meal at Madeo restaurant in Beverly Hills last night following her appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards

Wearing her black Elie Saab dress with sequin and leather detailing from the night, the couple were seen sneaking out of Madeo Italian restaurant in Beverly Hills.

John looked dapper for the occasion, wearing a more dressy outfit consisting of a black jacket, white T-shirt and grey trousers to complement his girlfriend's floor-length gown.

Nestled in the back seat of the car, the couple mostly looked ahead and made no contact as they made their way off to another party.

Keeping cool: Nestled in the back seat of the car, the couple mostly looked ahead and made no contact as they made their way home

Keeping cool: Nestled in the back seat of the car, the couple mostly looked ahead and made no contact as they made their way home

However after their romantic meal things apparently turned sour between the pair when they arrived at The House of Hype Power Players dinner presented by Esquire Magazine at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The couple reportedly entered the hotel together, but strategically had friends walk between them to avoid being photographed together.

They arrived at the bash at 11pm, opting not to join fellow diners.

Instead, they decided to sit in an adjoining ballroom to wait for the after party to begin.

Sitting at a private table with a 10-strong entourage, Katy was said to have ordered a bottle of Jameson whiskey and ginger ale.

Putting rumours to rest: Stepping out together several times in the last week, Katy and John have now put to rest rumours that their blossoming romance was on the rocks

Putting rumours to rest: Stepping out together several times in
the last week, Katy and John have now put to rest rumours that their
blossoming romance was on the rocks

According to reports, the air between
the couple grew incredibly tense throughout the evening and John was
seen trying to calm his girlfriend down.

Looking good! Katy wore a black Elie Saab dress with sequin and leather detailing to the VMAs

Looking good! Katy wore a black Elie Saab dress with sequin and leather detailing to the VMAs

A fight between the couple apparently broke out forcing John to allegedly take his new girlfriend outside into a private area.

Last night's ordeal comes after rumours that the couple's blossoming romance was on the rocks.

On August 23, reports surfaced saying
John, 34, had broken up with Katy before their fledgling romance even
really got off the ground.

But the pair have been spending quite a lot of time together recently and earlier this week they enjoyed a romantic meal for two at the Little Door restaurant.

Katy had dressed rather casually for their night out, wearing a pair of grey cropped trousers, a green floral top and matching wedges.

The Teenage Dream singer seemed keen on heading to John's vehicle as soon as possible but although they didn't want to leave the eatery next to one another, he couldn't help but hover to ensure his girlfriend was okay as she exited.

The two musicians were earlier spotted
looking affectionate at electronic music festival FYF Fest last
Saturday night at Los Angeles State Historic Park, according to Perez
Hilton.

Close friends of the
Firework singer were said to be worried about her falling for the
charms of bad boy John so shortly after her failed marriage to Russell
Brand.

She apparently took a bit of persuading, but John – who has dated the likes of Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Aniston in the past – eventually won her over.

Puckering up: Last night Katy had a ball at the MTV Video Music Awards and shocked viewers when she kissed One Direction's Niall Horan on the lips

Puckering up: Last night Katy had a ball at the MTV Video Music Awards and shocked viewers when she kissed One Direction's Niall Horan on the lips

Last night Katy had a ball at the MTV Video Music Awards and shocked viewers when she kissed One Direction's Niall on the lips.

She presented the Moonman to One Direction for their hit single What Makes You Beautiful.

Niall promptly tweeted a picture of the pair kissing, writing to Katy: '@NiallOfficial: @katyperry looks like its official … me and you', to which the amused singer wrote back: 'I'll be your Mrs. Robinson…'

Katy, clearly a big fan of the teen sensations, earlier took to the micro-blogging website, frantically posting her fears One Direction had cancelled its performance at the event.

Big win: She presented the Moonman to One Direction for their hit single What Makes You Beautiful

Big win: She presented the Moonman to One Direction for their hit single What Makes You Beautiful

She tweeted: 'If One Direction doesn't
perform on the VMAs I am gonna jump off this ledge.' But realising she
was mistaken, promptly backtracked before they took the stage: 'Oh, it
was just a rumor.'

The VMAs
will have undoubtedly brought back painful memories for Katy, who began
dating ex-husband Russell Brand shortly after a run-in at the VMAs in
2009.

The pair were married in October, 2010, but finalised their divorce just earlier this year.

Katy being Katy: As always Katy, who later changed into a short minidress, was spotted goofy around at the event

Katy being Katy: As always Katy, who later changed into a short minidress, was spotted goofy around at the event