Russell Brand & Katy Perry dismiss incessant split rumors


In the wake of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony’s split, many people remarked that theirs was a marriage and a relationship that the tabloids rarely reported on. Sure, Marc and Jennifer got some tabloid covers occasionally, but for the most part, they pushed their relationship in our faces more than the media did. So it was surprising to some of us (me) when J. Lo and Marc split… which got me thinking: who are the couples that I will not be surprised if and when they split? Russell Brand and Katy Perry are definitely in my top-ten “couples that won’t make it much longer”. Other couples in my top ten: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, and Fergie and Josh Duhamel. Just my opinion!

Anyway, back to Rusty and Katy: there was a new round of rumors about the two of them being on the verge of a split. A few weeks ago, Bedhead reported Star Magazine’s claim that Rusty and Katy will split within four months, and now there seem to be some British tabloids having a go with similar stories. Both Katy and Rusty took to their respective Twitters (they’re still thousands of miles apart, I believe) to bash the rumors:

Katy Perry and Russell Brand have endured countless break-up rumours since they tied the knot in October last year. And whispers of a split have increased in recent months because the pair have spent more and more time apart due to their busy schedules. But after a recent report claiming the couple were trying a trial separation, Katy has hit out, insisting that her marriage of just eight months is just fine.

The 26-year-old, who married the 36-year-old actor in a ceremony in India in October last year, said that just because the couple kept their relationship private, it didn’t mean there was trouble in paradise.

Taking to her Twitter page to put the rumours to rest, she wrote: ‘Just cause we don’t flaunt our relationship doesn’t mean there’s something wrong w/it. Privacy is our luxury. #tabloidsrtrash #gossipisgross.’

Brand later supported his wife and wrote a message on his own Twitter page.

He wrote, referring to the current phone hacking scandal surrounding former tabloid newspaper, News Of The World: ‘You tell em Mrs Brand! In Britain we’re currently dismantling the scum media so I’m not tuned in to their brain-farting.’

The couple’s statements come as it was claimed earlier this month that the pair were considering a trial separation in a bid to keep their relationship on the right track. A source told Heat magazine that Katy had confided: ‘We’re thinking of taking a break from our marriage. I’m worried it could be the end of the road for us.’

At the time, their spokesperson vigorously denied the claim.

The couple have been plagued with reports their marriage isn’t working ever since they tied the knot last October after a whirlwind one year long-distance romance. In the last few months both Katy and Brand have had busy schedules – Katy has been on her California Dream world tour for weeks, and Russell has been busy filming Rock Of Ages in Miami. But in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine earlier this year, Katy insisted she trusts her husband implicitly, despite his lothario past.

She said: ‘There’s never a dull moment. He has never lied to me once. I trust him; there’s just a level of trust that we’ve built up.’

However, in an interview on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories at the beginning of the year, Brand said staying faithful for the rest of his life was a daunting prospect.

He admitted: ‘I take it one step at a time – like with drugs, like with alcohol. Don’t look at things as in “rest of life”. Of course marriage is for life and that’s what I wanted but anything for the rest of life can be daunting.’

[From The Mail]

As Bedhead eloquently stated in her last Katy Perry story, it’s basically about time together and time apart for these two. I’m sure they can make the marriage last superficially if they’re only spending one night together a month (if that). If they’re never together, they can’t split up. Sure, I’m saying this because my original guess was that they’d never make it this long. But I’m holding with my theory that this marriage won’t last. I guess that makes me gross and trashy, according to Katy Perry. But guess what words I’d use to describe her?




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  1. the original bellaluna says:

    Well, they certainly don’t look happy.

    Like I’ve said previously, marriage is about compromise and it is hard work. Marriage means loving someone in all their hideousness and glory. It means dealing with 2 personalities (sometimes raised in EXTREMELY DIFFERENT ways) and coming together as a joined body. (NOT just sexually!)

    It’s hard, it can be ugly, and if you’re never together how do you know?

  2. Quest says:

    I really wish them luck. For starters, Katy should not wear a short dress when biking, nobody but Russell needs to see your private who-hars

  3. brin says:

    Mornin bellaluna! Well said!

  4. the original bellaluna says:

    @ brin – Mornin! And it is certainly early here (not yet 5 a.m.)!

  5. lola says:

    I have a feeling they have a nontraditional marriage. Most people in the music and movie industry do. And if it’s not bound by the usual boundaries of monogamy for instance, then there you go. Many celebrity marriages are maintained for years this way. I just can’t imagine marrying a total nympho like this guy and going on tour for months at a time with the expectation that he will go without sex for long weeks at a time. And she’s known for partying hard herself and it’s not exactly like she can do that with a recovering addict. So there may be things they both do away from one another.

  6. brin says:

    @bellaluna….what? You “sound” pretty alert for 5am!

  7. the original bellaluna says:

    @ brin – Well, I’ve been up since 2! I’ve got that whole insomnia thing going on. ;)

  8. brin says:

    @bellaluna…well, you came to the right place! Maybe we’ll be blessed with a Lilo story today!

  9. the original bellaluna says:

    @ brin – One can only hope! :D

  10. Bonfire Beach says:

    She looks like she’s constantly yammering about something in those pictures. I imagine her as the type who talks incessantly about nonsense.

  11. Rio says:

    Wow, I never realized how oddly-proportioned her body is. She has munchkin legs in comparison to her torso.

    Brand looks like a 1960s cult leader in the top photos. Eeek.

  12. crtb says:

    I feel sorry for her. She seems much more committed to their marriage then he does. He sounds immature.

  13. SolitaryAngel says:

    Tabloids will keep saying it and saying it until it’s true….even a broken clock is correct twice a day.

  14. Victoria says:

    Mmmmm well I’d sure as Hell do him! Giddy up!

  15. feebee says:

    How else does anyone expect her to react? Gross and trashy is about right and yet Kaiser sounds a little miffed. I guess by reading and commenting I’m tarred with the same brush and that’s okay I can own that. It does get a little boring to hear constant “reporting” of a split being imminent.

  16. KLO says:

    Katy has a lovely, womanly, healthy-looking body. I don’t give a crap about her otherwise, just don’t go saying that she’s not good looking.

  17. DetRiotgirl says:

    Call me crazy, but I really like them together and I kind of want them to make it. I don’t really know why, since they both kind of bother me when i think of them seperately. But, taken as a package, I find them oddly charming.

  18. Novaraen says:

    This wont last.

    Oh and her legs are hideous…never noticed that before. I think it’s because everyone focuses on her rack instead.

  19. OtherChris says:

    I can’t get past his low cut lady-man shirt.

  20. Cleo says:

    Wow, is that her natural hair color. Hopefully, she offers some great appropriate looks before she changes the color again.

  21. Blondie says:

    I agree whole-heartedly about them being on a course to split. And I will NOT be surprised when Garner/Affleck and Paltrow/Martin split up. With Paltrow and Martin, I can’t believe it’s even lasted this long – it wouldn’t surprise me if they’ve been separated for years??

  22. original kate says:

    i would not have recognized katy in these photos. she looks sooooo much better when she’s not spackled to high heaven. russell, however, is still fug.

  23. OriginalGracie says:

    Off topic, but I love the flowers on the front of her dress and I adore those sunglasses.

    Methinks in time they will split up.
    In the meantime we will hear these rumors every 4 to 6 weeks.

  24. Lena says:

    Hummmm…. i never realized its true – you never do get it right! I suppose all the “next to split up” people you mention will be married for years and the ones you never report on (Marc&Jen, Ashlee simpson & douche) will be the ones that split up-surprising you.

  25. jay says:

    anyone else things she kinda looks like Evan Rachel Wood in these pics? Does Katy have a look that isn’t someone else?

  26. UKHels says:

    I quite like them together but can’t imagine him liking the religious aspect of her personality which comes over a bit pompous sometimes

  27. HotPockets says:

    I can’t believe any celebrity marriage lasts as long as it does..

  28. Kim says:

    We dont flaunt our relationship??? Who is she kidding. She had an over the top wedding pictured in all the tabloids courtesy of photos from her directly. She sang at MTV awards or some show and showed her honeymoon photos on the big screen. There are so many examples of them FLAUNTING their relationship. Pllleeaasssee! I cant stand her & they will be divorced within next 1-2 yrs if not sooner.

  29. Jess says:

    Aside from the point but..I love her sandals! I’m sure they cost a gajillion dollars, but I wish I had a pair.

  30. DetRiotgirl says:

    @Kim actually, she never released any of her wedding photos to the tabs, which is kind of a shame as I will grudgingly admit that I would like to see them. The only time she ever publicly displayed wedding photos was at the Grammys, and they were only blurry projections displayed behind her during a love song.

    To be fair, if there’s ever a time to flaunt your wedding photos, I think a huge night like that at the Grammys was the right time. Honestly, they’ve been surprisingly low key about their relationship.

    This is probably because they’re never together, but still… *looks around guiltily*

    God, I can’t believe I’m defending this girl.

  31. dovesgate says:

    Gosh she’s gorgeous with that hair color!

    I don’t think we can really judge the state of someone’s relationship by looking at the pictures. Do you and your spouse constantly look thrilled to be together? So what if its only been a year and 3/4… no one and I mean no one is happy 24/7. What if she’s talking about her sister’s hysterectomy or one of her dancer’s crazy ex? It would be rather inappropriate for him to smiling and giggling right?

    Maybe its just me but I don’t subscribe to the idea that celebrities should have to be “on” anytime they step out their front door; they are human as well as you and I and still have to deal with life as it comes.

  32. Laura says:

    Why bother denying? If you know it’s not true, that should be enough. Which makes me think it’s all going to be over soon, and Perry can’t handle ‘I told you so’ from the world. Also, as others have mentioned about the flaunting your relationship- How come you can’t do an interview without gushing about how wonderful and perfect your married life is?

  33. vanessa says:

    Two words- Open Relationship

  34. Paige says:

    more to the point – her hair!!! what happened!!!

  35. kitty says:

    Haha I would love to see the pics someone took of me and my bf if they followed us out in public all the time.

  36. Jane says:

    I’m on the open marriage for all kinds of things bandwagon and also think they will last at least to the 7 year mark and probably have a kid or two. I feel like Katy is insecure and would feel totally humiliated if they broke up. I see Russell as a ruthless opportunist who initially used Katy for the press and the income parity, and probably likes her at least a bit because they essentially do the same thing so they understand each other. He used be a huge client of the prostitutes in London which would supplement his 19 year old groupies. I think he’s a funny comedian, but I don’t think Hollywood will ever figure out the right vehicle for him, so I don’t see him hitting huge success any time soon. He has nothing to lose with this relationship even if it implodes, including his integrity which he lost when he said she was “fascinating”. Please. And if they end who will blame him at this point? This one is in Katy’s court. She seems genuinely possessive and needy about him so I say there is no way it’s over, especially with all this free press. This relationship is 100 pr not because it’s fake, but because these two are fake fame obsessed performers. They’re not functional people to begin with, so trying to figure out if they’re okay is impossible for normal people to do. I think Katy in particular is ridiculous. She has the emotional maturity of a 10 year old, but I guess that’s why she is so successful with her audience. Russell is amusing enough, but he’s like a novelty item at best.