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Katy Perry, Diplo

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Katy Perry is keeping her love life on the DL for now, but E! News has learned that things with the "Dark Horse" singer and Diplo are stronger than ever.

"She's keeping this one undercover because she's learned her lesson. She's in control, but he likes that," a source tells us.

But it seems as though things with Diplo are different than Perry's previous relationships.

"He knows she's in charge and respects her," our insider revealed. "She keeps tabs on him…but she trusts him and that's the most important thing to her."

And it's not just the bubbly pop star that's smitten with her new man.

"Her family likes him a lot," our source close to the songstress shared, adding that her friends have also given their stamp of approval on the new love.

"You can see how comfortable she feels with him already because the whole crew hangs with him already and they approve. It's important that everyone gets along with him because makes her crazy life easier."

Perry's most recently been linked to John Mayer—the two split up earlier this year—and was married to Russell Brand for 14 months, ending in late 2011.

In an interview with Rolling Stone this summer, she revealed the one thing she learned from the divorce, telling the mag, "Now I know—first and foremost, self-love, and then give love away," she explains. "Back then it was mostly just me giving love away with no self-love. I went through my ‘return of Saturn,' is what they call it." 

She added, "It's really hard to separate your public life from your personal life. I only ever just wanted to make music and be on stage and play, and offer up my perception of how I view the world, through the songs that I write. But then there's a lot of different things that come with it, and I call them trade-offs."