Katy Perry Steps Out with Markus Molinari at Charity Event in Las Vegas (PHOTOS)

By: Gabrielle Chung / January 28, 2012

Katy Bikinis in Hawaii
Katy Perry's pre-split bikini vacay.
Making her first US appearance since her break up with husband Russell Brand, Katy Perry hit the 1 OAK nightclub to host Friday night’s GiveLove charity event in Las Vegas. Dressed in a figure-hugging LBD, the “Teenage Dream” singer was all smiles as she held on tight to jewelry designer and co-host Markus Molinari as they posed on the red carpet.

So who was this mysterious male companion?

Before you make any speculations about Perry and Molinari being an item, he was kind enough to assure reporters at the event that they are merely friends. Markus told People that Katy was kind enough to help out his GiveLove cause because “that’s what friends do.” He also added that Katy has been doing “amazing.”

From what we saw at Perry’s concerts in Indonesia, we’d say Markus is dead on! Katy showed off her flirty side when she planted a couple of wet ones on shirtless male fans at her shows. Check out a video of Perry’s smooches below!