Katy Perry “was raised to believe divorce is wrong,” so Brand was the one to file

Late Friday afternoon (here on the East Coast), People Magazine broke the news that Russell Brand had filed for divorce from his wife of 14 months, Katy Perry. This news was not shocking to most of us. Personally, the only shocking thing was that they made it past a year. They were rarely together – Katy was always on tour, Russell was always…? Hanging out with his sober friends, I suppose, and working on movies. Russell and Katy spent the last months of their marriage claiming that they were fine, that they were fully committed to each other, that everything was rosy. Katy even said she was taking a year off, and some thought she was going to try to have a “band-aid baby” to fix the marriage. In the end though, it played out just as expected. And now comes the post-game analysis, the “WHY” of the breakup, as explained by various sources.

Sources close to Katy Perry and Russell Brand tell TMZ … the couple was infatuated with each other when they tied the knot, but the honeymoon ended very quickly. According to our sources, Katy and Russell were initially head over heels for each other – each fascinated to be with someone who was an extreme opposite.

But we’re told the two began a regime of constant bickering after they got married — often in front of people at clubs and awards shows. They’re both very stubborn and neither would easily back down.

Our sources tell us … because of the friction and their schedules …they never spent long periods of time with each other.

One big bone of contention … Russell was much more of a homebody than Katy. Katy loved going out and partying, while Russell (who is sober) didn’t enjoy the scene at all. We’re told he would often insist on leaving places early and asking her to come with … which would trigger an argument.

But we’re told … as the dust settles, neither hates the other — far from it. There’s no bad blood between them, and neither of them believes the other cheated.

As one person put it, “It was just a bad pairing.”

[From TMZ]

I believe that Russell’s sobriety and more low-key lifestyle definitely played a part, especially compared to Katy’s rock star lifestyle. But I think I’d also attribute some of that to Katy’s youth too – she’s 27 years old… 27 going on 14, it seems. And Russell is nearly a decade older, but he’s already lived a full life of addiction and sexual escapades, and he’s done with it… sort of. But I really do wonder if he was screwing around on Katy. I think he probably was. Old dogs, etc.

Anyway, TMZ had another story about why Russell was the one to file for divorce – something about Katy’s parents and religion… blah:

Katy Perry WANTED Russell Brand to file the court papers in their divorce … because she didn’t want to upset her religious parents … sources connected to the former couple tell TMZ.

We’re told … Katy and Russell knew the relationship was on the rocks a couple of months ago — but didn’t want to give up on the marriage without making a concerted effort to work things out. But the effort fell flat … with both sides feeling “it just wasn’t there.”

We’re told both Katy and Russell were on board with the divorce a few weeks ago — but they didn’t want to be in town when the papers were filed … so he went back to England and she booked it to Hawaii.

Since Katy’s parents are evangelical Christians, we’re told she didn’t want to be the one to “officially” end the marriage by filing the docs … since she was raised to believe divorce is wrong.

After he filed the docs, Russell released a statement Friday insisting the two will “remain friends.”

[From TMZ]

So, Katy was raised to believe that “divorce is wrong,” but her super-religious parents won’t mind because their daughter wasn’t the one to file? What kind of BS technicality is that?

Oh, and Russell could make tens of millions of dollars off of the divorce too – half of Katy’s earnings, because there was no prenup. Sigh… I hope they don’t fight about money. I doubt they will.

Photos courtesy of Fame.

 

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  1. brin says:

    Page Six already has her out partying and flirting so I guess that’s ok.
    Hope it’s a civil divorce.

  2. bettyrose says:

    I get that celebrity marriages are more about PR than true love, but I really don’t understand why young, beautiful, rich party girls are so eager to tie the knot. If true love sweeps you off your feet, so be it, but in the prime of your life, the midst of your career, and well before the clock starts ticking, why in the world would you settle down with anything less than a man you can’t live without? Especially if you’ve been raised to believe “divorce is wrong.”

  3. Alejandro says:

    Then why were her people still trying to convince TMZ they weren’t divorcing before Russell blindsided them and filed? BS. I think it’s been done for a while and she and her team are just pissy he filed when he wanted and not it was convenient to her so now the religious excuses.
    There seems to be no love lost so I expect Russell to out Katy on all of her ish even if its via sources.

  4. annaloo. says:

    This is one reason why ppl become skeptical about religion — esp from every controversial news story that has someone claiming to be “Christian” about things. That is hogwash she didn’t want to offend her parents …if she was so concerned about that she would have never gone into the world of pop in the first place. This is really some teenager mentality of ego and of wanting not to look like the person who was dumped. Don’t put the cross on this, Katy.

  5. Cathy says:

    He must of been good in bed, cuz he is ugly. That’s the only reason I can come up with for this marriage in the first place.

  6. Samigirl says:

    I love how divorce is wrong, but in her concerts she makes references to blow jobs, her first big hit was making out with other girls, and she can appear half naked everywhere she goes, but God forbid she gets a damn divorce. Whatever.

  7. Dee says:

    Please. It’s got nothing to do with religion when Katy sings about wanting to see one’s “Peacock”.

  8. reeda redneck says:

    What a hogwash story about her parents and religion. These two used each other for something, I suspect him for the American audience and fame, her for the bad boy image he projects for her own career. I am a huge Brand fan, she always comes off as vapid and dumb when I hear her speak.

  9. Snowflake says:

    totally agree with Sammigirl! If she was really religious like she claims, she wouldn’t be doing the things sammigirl mentioned.

  10. Marianne says:

    I dont think Russell cheated. I think he was just ready to settle down and so he settled down with the first girl he came across.

  11. Eleonor says:

    We saw this coming, Russel has just done the parties, the booze and he was ready to start a family and settle down. He has married a younger girl, who is into partying and boozing and who is focused on her career. I understand they fell in love, but they didn’t need to marry so quickly.

  12. gail says:

    “What kind of BS technicality is that?”

    Hee! I take it you’re not religious? “BS technicalities” are how religious people get through the day.

    If I recall correctly from when I was still a believer, it was BS technicalities, rationalizations, and loopholes that allowed me to lose my virginity & lie to my parents about my teenage antics w/o freaking out that I was going straight to hell.

    • Samigirl says:

      COSIGN. Gave my first handjob on a church trip.

      Can’t believe I just admitted that, haha.

    • gg says:

      Oh, so everybody does that? How about Katy just making up some crap on her own to justify things so SHE doesn’t feel so bad about it. Don’t blame religion, blame people. People are the ones who twist things and lie to get what they want, thinking they’re hoodwinking everybody else. The 9/11 terrorists had a twisted, made-up “religious” agenda too. Doesn’t make their religion bad, it makes THEM bad.

      • sarah says:

        Exactly gg. Religion has nothing to do with the choices you make or what you do to make yourself or your family feel better about it. You want to go out and drink, lose your virginity before being married or give a handjob on a church trip, that is all you and your choices not God/religion.

      • gail says:

        Um….I was “blaming” people, not religion. And yes, 99.99% of religious people have done something that breaks the rules of their faith. Surely it hasn’t escaped your notice that many, many people who identify as religious have had premarital sex, told a lie, etc.more than once and often tried to justify it/rationalize it in some way (i.e. I’m sleeping with the man I’m engaged to, it’s not like I’m screwing a different stranger every night)

        That doesn’t make people bad. It makes them human. You do know that scripture is littered with examples of fallible, sinning yet deeply sincere believers, right?

      • gg says:

        Gail – then don’t peg “religious people” in that way and paint them all the same color. EVERYBODY does it – religious or not. Ergo, we are all on the same level. Don’t blame religion on people.

  13. bagladey says:

    If she feels so strongly about divorce then maybe the next time she won’t jump into marriage the way she did this time. This relationship and the hasty marriage was just all kinds of wrong.

  14. gail says:

    But seriously – I think we all know these reasons being offered up for why they divorced are BS.

    My guess? He made her watch Arthur. I mean, could any marriage sustain such a terrible blow?

  15. lilibet says:

    She didn’t want to upset her parents by getting a divorce yet I’m sure they’re wonderfully happy that she dances around on stage in front of millions in her bra & knickers!!!

    I like’d’ Katy Perry but I’ve got to admit that I’m on Russell Brand’s side on this one…after getting married I think he really was 100% committed to her and she just realised that she couldn’t be arsed.

  16. Jen34 says:

    I thought she had already alienated her parents, so I don’t believe this story. I think people are just fishing for an angle.

  17. Marjalane says:

    Who’d have thought that a twit like Katy Perry could make a strange guy like Russell Brand seem like the normal, stable, likeable one in this relationship. Go figure.

  18. pwal says:

    Have no idea if the ‘parents are religious…so me so scared to file’ excuse, but that would make her look super stupid IMO. As many have mentioned, singing about making out with chicks, being clothing optional and singing about menage a trois, and now pretending to be a naif in the woods… come on.

    This rubs me as wrong as that Kennedy who was married for 20+ years and had children, but wanted an annulment because he wanted another chance to marry in the Catholic church (to, possibly, his jumpoff).

    And as for Katy being in her 20s… I always pegged her as 30-ish for some reason. Maybe it was because she piled on the whole ‘oh, I’m so wide-eyed and saucy’ bit.

  19. Ruth says:

    At least there are no kids involved.

  20. NO SH¡T says:

    What no prenup??!! Katy…..smh bitch you stupid

    • gg says:

      I sorta doubt Russell is going to go for big bucks from Katy though, so in this case, she’s lucky as hell – he’s an alpha male, huge narcissist, and to do that would make him look like a little punk. That is the very last thing he would want to do, look like a money-grubber taking money from a woman like that.

  21. Jana says:

    Ha, I had a feeling she had him file for that reason. Technicalities, Katy. You are also bailing on a one-year marriage without honoring your so-called Christian vows and trying and working on the marriage now that you have downtime. I know plenty who had a rough first year of marriage but got over the adjustment period. I could care less about divorce, because it’s so high and I am not religious, so don’t believe you should stay together for God. Better to get out when there are no kids. But letting him file doesn’t take you off the hook for wanting out. Too many people get married caught up in the getting engaged and euphoria leading up to the marriage. Newsflash, marriage is work and sacrifice but so worth it if you have love and kindness and respect for each other.

  22. katyperrydidwhat says:

    It’s amazing how many people don’t understand what happens with love. Katy Perry, open up a book or talk to someone who knows anything about psychology. EVERYONE goes through that first magical, obsessive, passionate stage of romantic love where you are each convinced you are perfect together and want to be together forever. That doesn’t mean you should, that’s just what happens. You have to give the relationship time because that does NOT last forever (in the same way). If you get married in such a short period of time (much like Kim Kardashian) you aren’t even at the point where you can even see the other person for who they are. You are so crazy in love with them that their flaws don’t matter to you. You’re living in such a fairytale world that you don’t know what reality with this person will be like yet.

  23. Justaposter says:

    Okay I am going to say it.. don’t hate me for this gang..

    27 ain’t all that young! Now if she was 23 and under I could see the ‘young’ excuse being used but not at the age of 27.

  24. gail says:

    Is anyone else stunned that there was no prenup?

    I’m torn between thinking Katy is stupid/crazy and being sort of…touched or something because it seems to indicate she went into this very genuinely & open-heartedly. Honestly, there is no freaking way in hell I’d marry someone like Russell Brand w/o planning for the possibility of the marriage crashing and burning.

    Maybe I’ll just go with thinking she’s stupid/crazy & genuine. And that maybe she really is religious?

  25. Cat says:

    Katy: Rus, I want a divorce, but I don’t want to file because God reads court documents and I don’t want him to know.

    Russel: Bloody hell. Well alright, maybe this will make up for that ugly picture I took of you with no makeup and posted on Twitter.

  26. Kerfuffles says:

    This “oh, I had Russell file so my parents wouldn’t be upset” thing sounds like a total b.s. excuse Perry had her camp feed the tabloids so she wouldn’t look like Russell dumped her ass. She shoots whipped cream out of her t*ts in front of millions. I think her parents can handle her filing for divorce by now.

    I think she got dumped and is trying to save face now.

    • valleymiss says:

      Whats hilarious is that the whole “saving face” thing is totally backfiring on her. Her bs excuse about not wanting to upset her religious parents is making her look like an idiot. Everyone’s pointing out how hypocritical she looks. She’s either a hypocrite for making it about not upsetting her parents (since every part of her persona is very un-Christian), or she’s fuming that Russell filed first, so she’s playing on the public’s sympathy…”I TOLD him to file first! It was MY idea because I don’t want to make my parents mad! Please feel sorry for me, world! I’m a grown woman who is still worried about what my parents think! I’m afraid they’re gonna ground me and take away my video games and cellphone!” Lol this was such a backfire on Katy’s part.

      Russell, I’m single! Lol

  27. valleymiss says:

    I’m not shocked there was no prenup. This was before Arthur bombed, and before Katy made a gazillion $ on her tour. They were more on even ground financially, I would think. Russell doesn’t need the $, and I actually predict he’s not gonna go after hers. After all this, he’s gonna come out smelling like a rose: reformed bad boy wants to settle down, poor guy marries a beautiful party girl, then he magnamously doesn’t go after half her $. He’ll like really good if he plays it like that.

  28. Flan says:

    Have not heard something so hypocritically idiotic in the whole of 2011.

    “Oh, I can’t get divorced because of my religion, but do whatever else the fuck I want and let my bad BAD husband do the divorcing for me.”

    Always hate it when people hide behind religion when they make mistakes.

  29. Lady_Luck says:

    A lot of people putting the blame on Katy. But I’m more inclined to think it was Russ. He just doesn’t look like he has the strength to reform his ‘wicked ways’. Old dogs etc. as previously mentioned. I think cheating went down, and I’m just waiting to hear the real dirt.

    • Marianne says:

      I dont think either of them are to blame. i think the both of them were in the “honeymoon phase” when the got married, but soon reality kicked in and they realized that either marriage wasn’t all that cracked up to be or realized that they weren’t really ever in love. They just loved the idea of being in love. I think Russell was really ready to settle down and let cloud his judgement. I don’t think either of them cheated. I just dont think either of them were ready to be married.

      • Nikki Girl says:

        Agree completely. I think the rumors about Katy partying and drinking a lot are true, and I don’t think that sat well with Russell as a recovering addict. Essentially, exactly what you said: they got married in the honeymoon phase, and then they realized they weren’t right for eachother at all.

  30. Pose83 says:

    Was he screwing around on Katy? Yes! I’ve heard from a reliable source that said they saw him all over a blond that was not Katy at a theatre about a week before Christmas, allegedly.

  31. TheOriginalVictoria says:

    Just another attempt to make Christianity look bag. Katy could care less about filing divorce. IF she cared anything about Christian principles she wouldn’t be encouraging children to get wasted, engage in promiscuous sex, and make of a mockery of sexual orientation through her music.

    Like she said, she sold her sold to the devil a long time ago so I don’t seew hy she wouldn’t care about filing for divorce. The media is just to make the faith look bad by trying to attach Katy’s past life to her present. Which is so wrong.

    I am absolutely nowhere near the best representation of my faith, but really now, even i can see this smoke and mirrors BS.

    • :P says:

      Everyone already knows you don’t like gay people, we get it… we don’t care, but we get it

      • sarah says:

        P, did you stretch before you made that reach? OV never said Christians hate gays, she said Katy Perry made a mockery of lesbianism in her song, kissing a girl to turn her boyfriend on, making a mockery of lesbianism.

        As a Christian and the cousin of an amazing woman who happens to be gay, let me be the first to tell you, Christians do not hate gay people. We are given two tenants as Christians, one is to love God with all of our heart, minds and soul. the other is to love our neighbors. Gays are our neighbors. Yes, a lot of Christians do not love gays, but that does not mean you need paint all Christians with the same brush, k?

  32. amanda says:

    “band-aid baby”…..hahahha never heard that term before! LOVE IT

  33. emma1978 says:

    I really, really don’t think Russ will cash in on this and take half her money. As mentioned above, his ego’s too big for that if nothing else. Plus, he’s mentioned multiple times in interviews and in his book how he feels uneasy about his material wealth & doesn’t think money leads to happiness. Even if that’s all talk, he probably wouldn’t publicly contradict himself by taking advantage of his ex-wife’s fortune. Just wouldn’t make sense. He may “only” have $15mil compared to Katy’s $45mil, but either way, he’s got plenty of his own money!

  34. dahlia1947 says:

    But singing about kissing chicks and having one night stands is ok with them. She sure doesn’t care if kids are listening to her crap. I hate this hypocrite.

  35. aud says:

    I’ve always liked Russell a lot more than Katy.

    I would say he really cared for her and wanted to settle down with her. I don’t see him going after a penny of her money, I think he’s fine with what he has.

    I would be hugely surprised and disappointed if he asked for any money.

    I was sad to see them break up though. Much like the Flynn Kerr-Bloom effect, I started to actually like Katy just because she was married to Russell

  36. It is ME!! says:

    I dunno why, but Katy reminds me of that Samantha James chick that Anna Faris played in “Just Friends.” Except waaaaay less funny….

  37. Kim says:

    Didnt want to upset her religious parents?? plleeaaassee. I think singing about kissing a girl and liking it upset her parents. She is the biggest HYPOCRITE ever. At least Russell is who he is and didnt change his entire personality to be famous like she did.

  38. Bodhi says:

    I don’t think that RB cheated on Katy. I thought, from day 1, that he was way more into the idea of marriage than she was. Well, she may have been into it, but if she wasn’t ready to curb her partying she should never have married a man who is more than vocal about his sobriety.

    People can & do change, I know many who have. Almost all of the rumors of fights & whatnot have to do with her partying & his being upset about. She even flaunted it at the awards ceremony when he eulogized Amy Winehouse.

    I don’t think that is ever all one persons’ fault, but I defiantly think that, if Katy wanted to keep partying, she should have realized that marriage to a man who is famous for his battle with his addictions & coming out on top was probably a bad idea from the start

  39. nina says:

    I don’t buy the religious motivations at all for her. I think in a lot of ways, she’s used her religion to present herself as a sort of naughty catholic school – it’s part of her act and part of her marketing.

    I’m sure she has some sort of belief system that is rooted in Christianity, but this girls hangs with a VERY FAST crowd. And she married Russell Brand-hello.

    I find it all very cynical, how she uses her Christian upbringing in a way that helps to titilate as well as cover her contradictory ass. she’s a grown woman who pawns off a lot of dumb things she does this way for a virgin whore “i’m a wittle girl” effect.

  40. Chellez says:

    oh, he cheated. definitely.

    have a relative that works for them. at their home in nyc. lets just say that if my relative wasn’t the type of person she is, it wudda went down with him. for a fact. says he a perv, but very nice otherwise. lol.

    • Talia says:

      You can’t cheat if you have an open arrangement though. Just from a practical standpoint for celebrities who tour for months at a time without a SO tagging along(like Katy did) or are on location making movies for months at a time(like Brand), it’s not too hard to see why celebrities tend to have a variety of nontraditional setups in the marriages. Now factor in the subjects in question: two people who are known for their wild ways and spent more time apart then together all year.

      • Chellez says:

        yeah, you’re right. who knows what they’re arrangement was? point is, she wasn’t the only person he was sleeping with. pretty obvious even if you don’t know someone with an inside look, so i’m surprised when people say they don’t think he played around.

  41. Fabgrrl says:

    Okay, to me “not believing in divorce” means that you do every damn thing on heaven and earth to work things out with you spouse. If that means quitting your job, you quit. If that means moving to another city, or country, you move. If that means changing your lifestyle your lifestyle, you change it. It doesn’t mean you quibble over who technically filed the paperwork!

  42. CeeCee says:

    I thought she was taking a year off to ‘work on her family’ and spend more time with Russ. I guess she knew this was happening and would need some time out to re-group. It’s such a shame, the first year of marriage is SO SO hard, you gotta work at it! Spending all that time apart was not a good start. Typical of celebrities they are too into their fame and no one wants to compromise their careers for a minute.

  43. Adrien says:

    Russ is someone whom I find repulsive on papped photos and sometimes in movies. His high pitch voice and Essex accent is highly irritating. He’s a respectable stand-up comic though. Not funny all the time but he makes a fine point. Most of his material were quite high brow, esp for non-British audience who gets bemused by his English references. I do like him in Get Him To the Greek and Sarah Marshall, but then P Diddy and Jonah Hill were also likable in “Greek”. His piece about Amy was v classy and touching. In short, he’s not as douchey as we thought him to be. Just mildly douchey.
    This marriage started to crumble when he posted a photo of Katy sans makeup on twitter. Gah! The pin-up chick image was her “brand” then Russ ruined it (or intentionally exposed her). Since then, they haven’t been as sweet on twitter as they used to. Yep, I’m one of those losers who follow these celebs on twatter.

    • malia says:

      I don’t think the twitter picture was mean spirited. so what, she had no makeup. And she hides behind so much makeup and wigs and extensions and ridiculous outfits, it was almost like he was saying strip it down, you look more beautiful just as you are. And it goes with that line from the song “he thinks I”m pretty without any makeup on.” I don’t know, it could be taken both ways but I don’t think he did it to be mean, I think he did it to be liberating for her. Cause she gives off an insecure vibe sometimes.

  44. Maya says:

    I’m all for Brand divorcing her. She is a hypocrite. So her religious beliefs are anti-divorce? What about all the slutty innuendoes she adds in her film clips, that are watched by many children?

  45. sarah says:

    gail, ummm, you said we have “BS technicalities in the Bible that we use so we can do what we want.

    100% of people sin everyday, no matter how religious or pious they are. Its our nature. Only one person has been perfect and He was crucified.

    And yes, it hasn’t escaped my notice that many, many people who identify as religious have had premarital sex, told a lie, etc more than once and scripture is littered with examples of fallible, sinning yet deeply sincere believers, but through the grace of God/Jesus we are forgiven. We get up and try to be better, but we will fail again. We are human.

    Its when people abuse that little BS technicality and their lies, premarital/extramarital sex, gambling, drinking etc become their prime focus, not God/Jesus, does it become an issue.

  46. Lilyb says:

    Does anyone else think she’s dumb like a fox? So much of her seems really calculated.
    My whole point about who it was that filed is — Katy, you’re 27; you’re an adult. What your parents think about it isn’t a primary concern anymore. I get not wanting to hurt them, but it’s your life.
    I’ve become a fan of RB throughout all this news – he seems more evolved.

  47. Lady_Luck says:

    A lesson in here for all of us. Just like the Karshadian Kook, rushing into marriage during the ‘honeymoon’ phase is never a good idea. Let the dust settle, and for reality to properly kick in – warts and all, before making such a huge decision.

  48. Lola says:

    I doubt Russell will take any money from this idiot, but I kinda wish he would. She timed the marriage for maximum PR effect for her album and tour. I don’t remember hearing anything about her until all the PR around the wedding started. He helped make that money…why not take some? If a woman did, no one would judge her.

    As for Katy Perry and her religious parents–I have a feeling she’s already disappointed them in many ways. Her whole image is trashy. Remember that mag cover photo of her with a cross necklace hanging between her naked boobs? It’s time to let the fake church girl image go. No one paying attention believes it anyway.

    • Lilyb says:

      Well said, Lola. Why does she even bother with talking about her parents and their beliefs, when it’s so obvious that she’s marketed just like her buddy Rhianna and many of the other slutty chicks.

      • gg says:

        I cringe everytime she brings up any religion in her background/family. She is clearly not a “religious person” as she portrays herself. Why further embarrass her parents by mentioning it all the time? She threw the right to do that away when she decided to rebrand herself from her early Christian singer roots to Naughty Bette Page Boobie Girl. You can’t go back and forth between the two whenever it’s convenient.

        Btw, I don’t have any dogs in this fight. I think Katy is a talentless twit, can’t stand Russell the narcissist stud, and I feel like her parents are, well, bizarre, from the stuff she’s said about their offshoot/cult thing. This story interests me only because I hope some of these celebs will learn from this collosal mistake these two have made. And I do hope Russell stays sober.

        I’m mostly commenting here because I really cannot stand people blasting “religion” just because some famous person misunderstands and/or misuses it. And I really cannot stand people insisting: this is why I hate religion – etc. Religion is about LOVE and taking care of each other, not using it as an excuse, an exclusion, or an object of your own contempt in generalization. PEACE.

  49. Nev says:

    I am very interested in seeing if KATY or RUSSELL gets the ridic BACKLASH that Kim Kardashian is getting….they were all over each other and giving statements on tv saying everything was fine…then BOOM divorce…they didnt decide to stick it out either…just bail.

    they also made money.

    at least Kim did’nt pretend to be okay to the public.

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