Mark my words — the speculation over the demise of Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s marriage will last longer than the 14-month marriage itself. We’ve already heard many theories about the divorce, which range from Katy’s refusal to start a family to Russell’s overwhelming demand for wheelchair pr0n, and it’s all a bit exhausting. If only half of the stories that’ve come out are true, well, it’s rather unbelievable that Katy and Russell ever got married in the first place. This week, we’ve got a story from Star that claims to have “the real reason” for the split, which relies heavily upon the Hawaiian beach vacation that ruined Christmas. Star alleges that when Russell found out what occurred in Hawaii, he was finished with Katy for good:
Russell Brand may be the recovering addict, but it’s Katy Perry’s exposure to hard drugs and all-night partying that doomed their marriage. Amid reports of cheating, fighting and a fading romance, Star has discovered the shocking reason that [the couple] split a little more than a year after their wedding in India.
Russell, a recovering drug addict, “hit the roof,” says a source, when he found out exactly what was going on in Hawaii. “Katy runs with a really wild crowd,” an insider tells Star. Some of her acquaintances love to do cocaine. “They will party all night till the sun comes up, doing line after line of coke.”
According to pals, Russell felt he had no choice but to instruct his lawyers to put a swift end to the marriage. “How is Russell supposed to feel when he hears that his wife is out till all hours of the night,” says the insider. “He can only assume the worst.” And even though the singer wasn’t doing drugs herself, the source feels it showed really bad judgment. “Ruseell was a truly horrible addict. It’s a day-by-day struggle for him to stay sober and walk the right path now,” says the insider. “He’s really turned his life around, and he couldn’t let it be destroyed.”
Katy apepars to have had a long and complicated history with drugs. Although her parents [are] strict evangelical Christians, she revealed in 2009 that even they weren’t always on the straight and narrow. In fact her mom was, in Katy’s words, a “wild child rock ‘n’ roller, pot-smoking debutante,” and her dad was an “acid dealer with long hair.”
There’s no doubt that Katy was exposed to it all, even then. Her Gym Class Heroes singer ex, Travie McCoy, acknowledged his own addiciton and blogged about being in rehab. And a source claims he was a really bad influence on her. “Katy was really struggling when she was with him.” But “she promised her dad she would stay clean.”
Accordng to another insider, Russell saw changes in his wife over the past year. “She went from this sweet, adorable woman that he was madly in love with” to a needy person who surrounded herself with hangers-on who were using her, says an insider. And her behavior was getting increasingly erratic. “She’d throw back tequila shots, chain smoke… and have mood swings. He gave her an ultimatum: ‘Get rid of your hard-partying friends or lose me forever!’” It looks as if Katy made her choice.
[From Star, print edition, February 6. 2012]
Out of all of the tales thus far, this one speaks loudest about what we already knew was a problem in the marriage. That is, Katy really didn’t see the big deal in bragging about being wasted while her husband struggles daily with sobriety. It really speaks to her insensitivity and immaturity, and it sounds like Russell needed to get away for his own good.
Meanwhile, Us Weekly has a new story about Russell’s new single life in L.A., which is turning out to be quite the opposite of his “Lonely in London” routine. Apparently, Russell is already scoring all of the fly tail, but Us wants us to also believe that he’s spilling everything about his marriage to these random chicks:
Less than one month after filing to divorce wife of 14 months Katy Perry, Russell Brand has moved on.
The latest issue of Us Weekly (out Friday) has new details about the Brit comic’s bevy of new beauties, who have incensed his soon-to-be ex-wife Perry, 27.
“She discovered through her friends,” an insider tells Us of how Perry found out about 36-year-old Brand’s wandering eye. “One of the women told a friend of hers and it got back to Katy.”
And the Rock of Ages actor’s new ladies aren’t the only ones doing the talking. Brand — who blindsided Perry by filing for divorce December 30 — has been trashing her to his conquests.
“He’s spoken terribly about Katy to them,” the source says of Brand, who has sought out one particular woman to “explore a relationship” with. “[Russell] told her he wanted her to move in with him after the divorce is final,” confirmed the insider.
[From Us Weekly]
I don’t believe for a moment that Russell is already asking some chick to move in with him when the divorce finally goes through. Naturally, he’s probably shagging like crazy, and maybe he’s handing out some good lines to these chicks, but Russell clearly has no intentions of shacking up and getting serious with anyone in the near future. That would totally ruin the “lonely” image he’s worked so hard to project over the past month or so. The Mail has a bird’s eye and interior views of Russell’s new $1.9 million house, and it is a true “bachelor pad” with all of the trimmings. I doubt he will tie himself down while living there.
Now is Russell actually talking smack about Katy to his latest sexual conquests? The Us story really provides no details of what these women allegedly heard, and I really don’t think he’d be that insensitive to gossip about her at this stage while everything is still so raw. Sure, he might end up revealing certain tidbits in an upcoming book, but at this point, Russell is probably just getting laid, and I doubt he’s doing much talking about anything in the process.
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