Are Katy Perry & Russell Brand fighting over her friendship with Rihanna?


Well, Katy Perry and Russell Brand have somehow made it through one year of marriage without splitting, but that’s not really saying much considering that the couple very seldom co-exists in the same geographic location. She’s in the midst of a world tour, and he’s working on film sets. For now, that’s apparently okay for both of them.
Like I’ve said before — if these two ever start residing together in the same city on a regular basis instead of catching an occasional day together once per month, then they’ll sink or swim as a couple. You know, unless Russell continues to get affectionate with chicks and then accidentally on purpose shags some of them, which is completely possible too. Anyway, the couple continues to dismiss rumors of a split, and their publicists are also working overtime to let us know that everything is absolultely great in Brand-Perryland.

In addition, Katy and Russell aren’t above providing the public with occasional photo op together either. On Oct. 22, the two went for a romantic bike ride in New York City … only it didn’t look so romantic, really. Then again, it’s difficult to grope each other while riding separate bicycles. Perhaps that was part of the plan?


The next day was Katy and Russell’s one-year wedding anniversary, but she was nowhere to be found (and had likely jetted off for her next concert date). Instead, Russell walked the streets of NYC alone; he was very conspicuously missing his wedding ring.


Although, Russell did hide the incriminating ringless hand inside a pocket once he noticed the photogs.


So it comes to absolutely no one’s surprise that talk of trouble between Katy and Russell continues. This time, In Touch has heard from a mutual friend who alleges that Katy and Russell are fighting over her wild BFF, Rihanna:

While Katy parties, Russell gets serious. Their lives are at odds: “He’s a vegan who doesn’t drink or smoke, which means he rarely goes out — and she’s still young and wants to have fun,” says a friend.

While Russell Brand is away, Katy Perry will play — with best friend Rihanna! According to a friend, Katy — who’s on tour in Europe — secretly visited RiRi at her suite at London’s Savoy hotel from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. on October 14. Reformed junkie Russell, 36, was said to be livid when he found out via his wife’s security staff. “He doesn’t like Rihanna’s influence on Katy,” says the friend. “He’s worried about their partying, and he had a huge fight with Katy about it.” According to the friend, this latest episode comes hot on the heels of a wild all-night bender the two pop stars went on after opeing the Rick in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro in September. “Russell told her then that she needs to grow up and sort herself out,” shares the friend.

And while Katy, 27, understands that her husband still struggles with his addiction demons, the friend adds Katy feels that she and Rihanna, 23, work so hard that they deserve to innocently meet for drinks. “We’re friends and we’re both kind of on this crazy roller coaster,” Katy says of Rihanna.

But it looks like Russell strong-armed her into behaving — at least for now: She took his mom, Babs, to the theater the next evening for a girls’ night out in London.

[From In Touch, print edition, November 7, 2011]

If this story is true, then I think Russell is crossing the line by not wanting her to hang out with Rihanna if all they’re doing is having a few drinks togeher. Yes, RiRi is a mess and I do find it interesting that Rihanna didn’t attend Katy and Russell’s wedding (although she provided a somewhat work-related but still pretty lame excuse), so maybe Russell hasn’t liked Rihanna for quite some time. Certainly, he was well aware when he got together with Katy that she and Rihanna were thick as thieves, so to speak. Just like he was already aware that Katy was much younger than him and also liked to drink and party too. In all fairness, he probably had no idea that his wife would get publicly wasted and brag about it in public at the MTV awards. So I guess maybe Russell does have a right to be irritated with Katy’s behavior to a degree, but he still married a very immature girl and now has to either deal with it … or get the hell out.




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  1. S says:

    i would like to have her bag with countkarl on display… is it chanel?
    and riri is not wearing a bra. so i can see why russell fears her influence.

  2. Erinn says:

    I couldn’t believe that Katy got drunk and bragged about it at the awards… you just don’t do stuff like that AT ALL, especially when the man you supposedly loved is working hard to keep his addiction in check. I had never really liked Katy that much, but when she did that I really was disgusted. And I could never really stand RiRi… she’s just too out there for me.

    For Russel’s sake though, I hope things either work out, or he cuts her loose.

  3. Rose says:

    Hmm, i reckon Russell’s a pretty cool guy and wouldn’t tell her who to be friends with, if he is kicking up a stink about them being friends it’s probably drug related…maybe they’re doing more than just drinking

  4. Cindy says:

    There’s definitely a maturity gap there. I lost all respect for Rihanna after she kissed Chris Brown’s ass in that interview. I could see her being one of those drama queen friends that likes to stir up trouble.

  5. tia says:

    Well Katy and riRi both love women, so that is probably what he is concerned with. He doesn’t want her being with others but he can shag others.. NO NO russell.. even though I am probably one of the few, but I think he is hot.. :)

  6. Kasey says:

    I wonder if/when those two will do a duet. It’d be interesting.

  7. jen says:

    When one person is sober & the other is not & in their 20′s to boot-problems will arise.

    I wish them the best.

  8. Jackie says:

    yes, he married an immature girl who is still rebelling from her parents and upbringing…and has no understanding of addiction and recovery. good luck, russell.

    however, i do defend her right to live her life how she chooses. she’s just too young for him.

  9. Danziger says:

    Just a bad marriage, that’s all. It’s the age gap. I’m in my early twenties and god knows I want to party, drink myself senseless and maybe do lighter drugs every once in a while to see what’s the fuss.

    I’m not blaming either of them. Feelings happened, two different people with different agendas… it’s better if they split, tho. For the good of each of them.

  10. jazz fabulous says:

    Yep, they’re not right for each other.

    P.S Rihanna is such a beautiful woman but she has the worst hairstyles. Especially in these photos. She looks fug as he’ll!

  11. normades says:

    I think riri/katy is that blind where one star (katy) thinks they are tight while the other (riri) just hangs with her for puplicity and could care less about her.

    Riri didn’t make it to their wedding and made that very public cut that Katy’s music was commercialized dribble, so I think they are far from being bffs.

  12. becky says:

    It is the ROCK’n'Rio festival, not Rick.

  13. Julie says:

    There was a blind item that folks guessed was her and had to do with her using drugs while her husband tried to remain sober. I don’t think all night benders are as common with alcohol alone. There may be more to his unhappiness with her friendship. And if thats the case I believe he has a right to be upset about it.

  14. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    That pic of Katy in the white unitard is making her look a little round. It’s probably the angle at which it’s taken, but she looks like she has the potential to be the next Snooki-Tina.

  15. Tracy says:

    IIRC Katy has no prenup, maybe he’s looking for an excuse to end it?

  16. Annaloo says:

    I want that Karl Lagerfeld bag

  17. bluhare says:

    Rihanna did more than just not attend the wedding. She was supposed to be her maid of honor. And bailed at the last minute.

  18. layla says:

    I – for absolutely no reason at all – like these two together but can definitely see the struggle between a sober/non sober partnering. Factor in a boozing friend … yeah, I can see why this may be a huge issue.

  19. Alexis says:

    Why would you brag about being drunk when your husband is a recovering addict? smh.

  20. Michelle says:

    No one innocently meets for drinks between 2am and 5am. Just sayin’…

  21. soapyme says:

    I think that saying that Katy is too young, or blaming their age difference, is wrong. She’s 27 years old. That’s pushing 30. And many successful couples – Brad and Angelina, for example – have an even bigger age gap.

    It comes down to that Russell has had to overcome an addiction and she has not. It is not her fault by any means that Russell had the experiences that he did, but she just does not seem to comprehend what recovery entails.

    It just seemed thoughtless of her to boast about getting wasted when (1) her husband is a recovering addict, (2) he has spoken about the importance of understanding addiction and (3) he recently lost a friend – Amy Winehouse – whose death everyone suspected was due to her drug problems.

  22. mandyfan says:

    @Michelle–I totally agree. And isn’t Rihanna rumored/known to be not totally straight? If my wife were hanging out at 2am with a hot, crazy bisexual chick, I’d be worried too. And for good reason. I’m straight myself, but Rihanna…makes me check my Kinsey scale.

  23. Liza says:

    Fake story. Riri does not even like Katy’s drunk lame ass even though they’ve obviously been more than friends in the past. In Rio it was katy that partied all night and left at 10 in the morning and Riri came and went in a hour and ignored Katy the whole time. Katy is an ignorant egomanic, end of. But is Russell capable of monogamy? Come on! His motives with the marriage are pretty transparent. If he had wanted a nice woman to marry that was considerate and intelligent he could have had whoever he wanted. He has dated lots of sexier and more caring women that Katy that would have all made totally committed supportive wives. That’s not what he chose. But Katy’s drinking may be a blessing to Russell. Remember when she was on tour in Canada and she “slipped” on a coffee table and she still has a noticeable huge scar on her leg? Well, her extreme drinking or whatever might solve itself for him and she will probably end up chocking on her own vomit. Themz the brakes for greencard marriages, eh? But if he wants out he should just end this now. But I think Katy would ruin his career if he ever left her. She’s is as vicious as she is vacuous.

  24. Liza says:

    Also she’s starting to look like Ms. Piggy. And not in a good way. Those costumes do her no favors.

  25. valleymiss says:

    Someone mentioned that Brangelina has a big age gap too, but that’s different. Angie is in her late 30s. She already spent her 20s being wild. By the time she met Brad she was already a single mom. That’s different that Russell marrying Katy when she was 25 or 26. Katy is obviously still in party mode. And yeah, meeting for drinks at 2am sounds suspect.

    I love Russell Brand and I think they just jumped in to soon. They could have dated for a year or 2, then gotten engaged and had a long engagement. But they met in September, got engaged around New Year’s, and married the following September. That’s fast. And actually I don’t necessarily think that for “a normal couple” it’s too fast, but given that they’re both famous and constantly separated for travel/work, I think it was too fast *for them.*

  26. Gillian says:

    If the blinds about these two are true, they’re both no angels and they’re both big hypocrites and liars. It’s a blessing they found each other and they’re not messing up another two people’s lives. If I were Russell I’d feel like a first class assh*le showing up to a sober house tribute when my wife’s last hit single music video features the message that a dorky 13 year old girl can become popular by blackout drinking and having orgy parties in her parents home. And it’s shown as if it’s something fun and not potentially life damaging or ending. Russell is just a huge jerk and he and Katy should pull the marriage together and keep their herpes and syphilis to themselves. The man back in england used to text multiple girls and upon their arrival at his house immediately demand they give him a blow job and make out with each other in his hot tub for his amusement. He’s a pervert and she looks like a clown. The fact that anyone is seriously discussing this as a real marriage is laughable.

  27. fg says:

    where are their helmets??? they should be wearing helmets when they ride a bike!!

  28. what?! says:

    they deserve each other-karma’s a bitch, aint it russell?