Katy Perry says Russell Brand informed her of their divorce via text message: harsh?

Katy Perry

On Monday, we covered Katy Perry’s July Vogue cover, which featured a lovely Rodarte dress and a subdued, albeit moderately photoshopped Katy as photographed by Annie Leibovitz. The full spread has now been released, and it’s more of the same — Katy in flowery dresses and largely set in a farm and nature setting. Annie has had a thing for barns in quite a few of her recent celebrity shoots, and I’m instantly reminded of the picture where Daniel Radcliffe was photographed farting sunshine atop a puzzled looking horse. This shoot isn’t bad though, and I’m glad to see a side of Katy that isn’t obnoxiously in our faces. Actually, Katy looks really lovely here, so good on her.

Katy Perry

I really do love this red leather skirt. Damn, it is gorgeous.

Katy Perry

In addition to this new editorial, Vogue has posted a video clip on its site of Katy’s co-called beauty routine that basically shows her getting made-up by an entire arsenal. In the voiceover, Katy claims that she’s gone from “dramatic makeup” to a “more age-appropriate look.” She also claims that her skin is much better than it used to be, so she doesn’t wear as much makeup anymore. Hmm.

The interview is a mixed bag. Katy admits to being madly in love with John Mayer even though they were broken up at the time of this talk, which was conducted before the Met Gala (Katy mentions that she’ll be wearing Dolce & Gabbana), and of course, we’ve since learned that Katy and John are back together for a third round of grossness. The interview covers a variety of topics that are simultaneously enlightening and predictable. Katy talks both about her failed marriage to Russell Brand and her grand love affair with John, and she talks about her sanctimonious parents even more. Let’s do this:

Is superstardom overwhelming? “Of course I get fazed. And when I am in between records, sometimes I doubt myself. I’ll be like: Did I just get lucky, or did I mass-manipulate the world into thinking that seven songs were worth a number-one position? And then I go back into the studio and I start writing, and the true essential oil of who I am comes bubbling back up and reminds me that it’s always been inside of me, that nobody can take this away no matter what comment anyone makes. It’s going to be there because it’s what I was born with and it’s what I’ve worked on my whole life.”

More about her childhood: The atmosphere at home, she says, was “not fun.” She told me, “My parents did not spare the rod. I wasn’t going to great schools, because my parents didn’t believe in public education. They wanted the education to be influenced by their religion, so I was going to these halfway education-slash-Christian schools that were like pop-up shop–style education. My father is hilarious. That’s where I get my sense of humor from. Sooo, he’s very funny and a practical joker, but he’s more emotional and driven. I mean, my mother is very emotional as well, but my dad is more of the guts of the family. He was the main preacher, so he kind of had this little Pentecostal flair, but they are born-again. So there’s a little bit of my background.”

Russell Brand was a “magical man” at first: “He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him. Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011. I mean, I have to claim my own responsibility in things. I do admit that I was on the road a lot. Although I invited him time and time again, and I tried to come home as much as I possibly could. You saw that in the movie.” Katy Perry: Part of Me, a documentary released last year that has garnered $32 million worldwide to date, covers the period before, during, and after her time with Brand. “That wasn’t edited to leave footage out–there wasn’t any footage of him.”

On their 14 month marriage: “At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, I can’t handle the equalness. He didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour. So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting. I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day. I let go and I was like: This isn’t because of me; this is beyond me. So I have moved on from that.”

Is her thing with John Mayer ongoing or over? “Over.” Oh, my. I had made the tabloid reader’s assumption that she was stepping out with Mayer as a classic “revenge” relationship, to show ol’ Rusty Brand what he was missing–but she cuts in: “No, not at all. No, I was madly in love with him. I still am madly in love with him.” With John Mayer? That wasn’t what I expected to hear at all. “All I can say about that relationship is that he’s got a beautiful mind. Beautiful mind, tortured soul. I do have to figure out why I am attracted to these broken birds.”

On her future love life: “I hope I don’t have to live as a widow.” Whaaat? “An emotional widow. No, I don’t believe that. But I think that I can just right now focus on me and strengthening myself and my emotional support system. I’m not in a relationship, I’m just on my own–I am myself in my own bed. I have to be happy being alone, and I am happy.” She tries so hard, Katy Perry. It’s what she does. “I believe that I will be loved again, in the right way.” Bright-eyed, she looks up. “I know I’m worth it.”

[From Vogue]

This is kind of an odd interview for Vogue and features Katy taking the journalist to her favorite taco place for dinner where they run into Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr, and Flynn (journo notes that they act weird around each other, and “everyone’s performing except the baby.” LOL). Then Katy talks a lot about how she’s currently working on her third studio album (she plays a few songs for the journo, who nearly cries tears of happiness). Strange.

So what do you make of Katy’s discussion of Russell Brand? I think she’s hinting that he either cheated or just gave up on their marriage too early. He may have stepped out on her (dude isn’t one for monogamy and freely admits it) while she was on tour, but I think the even bigger problem is that these two got married before they even really knew each other. They were both enamored with each other’s public images and never imagined how they could “make it work” until they realized, very quickly, that it wasn’t working. As Rusty recently told Esquire, “you’ve got to really, really want” a successful marriage, and he just didn’t. Katy seems like she was upset he didn’t give it more time before throwing in the scarf. I am a Rusty fangirl, but I’ll admit that texting her about the divorce is pretty harsh. I’m sure that he’d already decided he wanted out no matter what, but Katy at least deserved a phone call.

That’s pretty hilarious how Katy calls John Mayer “beautiful” and “tortured” though, isn’t it? Maybe she really meant “good in bed” and “douchey.”

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Photos courtesy of Vogue

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  1. yeahright says:

    I think she has an inflated ego… she was born to do what exactly? Her music isn’t exactly unique, inspiring or of any quality. Catchy? Sure. Is she nice to look at? Sure. Whatever, Katy. Nice tits.

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      Well, what wrong with all of that being enough?

      • gitchagood says:

        @Yeahright: And you were born to do what, exactly? Gees. Cut her some slack. I doubt you make millions and are played on the radio ad nauseam…she must be doing something right.

        She seems pretty sweet.

  2. Anna says:

    I really love the photos and the clothes, but I feel like I’ve never seen Katy look worse – she’s dead-eyed in every shot they used.

    • boredbrit says:

      That’s exactly what I was thinking. They’ve put a reddish brown eyeshadow on her lower lash line which makes her look like she has eye bags. Theres not enough eyeshadow to look grungy – its too little which is making her look like a corpse.

    • Nerd Alert says:

      ITA. It looks like Kristen Stewart lent KP her dead eyes while she went out of town.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Her mouth is so slack, she looks half asleep in most of these.

  3. Chicagogurl says:

    I would love to be photographed in these dresses. Every one looks like a fantasy romance cover from another era.

    I’m not surprised about Rusty. He’s extremely smart but does seem to shy away from confrontation and he has this hippie way of approaching things that comes off douchey.

  4. Gigi says:

    She moved on?? Bitch, please

    Leave RB alone, it’s over now!

  5. Shannon says:

    She’s STILL talking about her marriage?? Wasn’t it like eons ago? Get the f*ck over it already. God.

    • Liv says:

      Eh, it’s Vogue. She probably had to put her private life on the table to get the cover.

      • Shannon says:

        And Vogue thinks the public still cares about her marriage and divorce that happened forever ago? Ugh…..please.

      • Liv says:

        They all open up to Vogue. Look at Anne Hathaway.

        What else has Katy going on in her life? There’s nothing else to talk about I suppose. 😉

    • bns says:

      Calm down. He still talks about it too and no one bashes him for it.

      • jess says:

        I saw him back in November in a very small performance. About halfway through he just started doing Q&A. She came up in a story, but he never said her name, just “my ex wife” and he spoke very gently and nicely about her. I was actually really impressed.

      • Shannon says:

        Jess: yes this is the difference between his comments about the marriage and divorce and Katy’s comments. Russell has nothing but pleasant things to say about his ex wife while Katy is very bitter and throws shade. This is why no one wants to hear her talk about it anymore. She never says anything nice about him. It’s over and done with. She needs to move on.

    • balehead2012 says:

      OK. I’m not a KP fan, nor a RB fan (at all), but I’m sorry Shannon, I just can’t agree with you on this. I mean, its her life, her marriage, her story. And if she’s still hurting or still needs to talk about it for 10 years to come, fine. Why shouldn’t she? It her experience, she has the right to heal and deal with it on HER own time. I mean, come on…

      • Shannon says:

        She also said in this interview she’s madly in love with another man (John Mayer), so if that’s the case, stop talking about your ex husband. Usually when you fall in love with someone else, you don’t think twice about your former exes. So get over it already!!!

  6. Wellsie says:

    I love this. “I accept responsibility for my part in the divorce… but it’s not my fault.”

    • Rice says:

      I thought I was the only one who saw that. I had to read the thing 3 times to make sure it wasn’t a typo or something. Also, why couldn’t she have taken the high road like Russell and not go into specifics? She left little to the imagination.

    • Isabel says:

      The thing is, Russell seems like a very honest guy. If he cheated on her he would have admitted that; he has always been very open about his mistakes. In his book and on TV he has been very open about his womanizing ways, in his book he went into a lot of detail; having to apologize to the women he had hurt etc etc. Doesn’t come off as someone who would shut his mouth to make Katy look bad; I think she did something bad and we won’t throw her under the buss because he still cares about her, the only reason he is not talking. He hasn’t said a bad word about her, she whines and whines.

      Makes it seem like she wants him to act out and blame her, so she can cry and play innocent girl. She is so immature.

      • kingkayski says:

        If i’m not mistaken all of this hoopla between Russell and Katy happens when Russell took a picture of Katy when she just woke up one morning sans make up,and we know how she looks like without all that cake make up on her face,lets just say she’s no Miranda Kerr face in the morning ,and i don’t even like Miranda.I think she’s just too vain & too embarassed to get past it,it might be just a joke on Russells part,but we all know how it ends.I don’t believed in all that her partying too much and ole’ Rusell can’t handle it BS,sometimes vanity gets the best us.

  7. Lucinda says:

    I actually feel a little sorry for her about the divorce now. Wow…didn’t expect that.

    • MCraw says:

      Right? same here.

      I’m telling you, my aunt was their maid in their NYC apartment. RB propositioned her when he came out the shower and dropped his towel. My aunt brushed it off and ignored it, but to him it was funny that a woman said no to him. No wife deserves to be divorced over text. I like him, but he is super-douche for that and negates all that pseudo-spiritual stuff he talks about. Nothing peaceful or loving treating women that way.

      • HappyMom says:

        Interesting. So he talks a good game but is completely full of it. Why am I not surprised?

      • Faye says:

        What a gross story. I feel sorry for your aunt. That’s sexual harassment. I mean, I’m glad he didn’t push it, but still, what an uncomfortable workplace. He always did just give me a skeezy vibe.

        I’ve never been a huge Katy Perry fan, but she deserves better than him.

      • NM9005 says:

        People seem to have a hard time believing anything negative about him because he’s some intellectual hippie dippy funny guy. Even that kind can act like a dick.

        I feel sorry for your aunt. I totally believe you. RB has game, KP shouldn’t have used sources to blast him because he just kept mum and super friendly. Who the hell knows what kind of a guy he REALLY is. I never trust any celeb besides the real private ones e.g. Streep and Moore.

      • Isabelle says:

        Not surprised, RB is a known womanizer and has never hidden the fact. Katie was vain in believing he would give it up for her.

      • Andrea says:

        How do you know he wasn’t joking with her? I walk around naked at home all the time and would definitely do so if people were around all the time if I were a celebrity. I’d also probably demand compliments too. LOL

    • Hakura says:

      @Isabelle – If he was the one who proposed marriage, how was it ‘vain‘ of her to think he would give up his womanizing ways?

      Why propose marriage if you never had any intention to stop living like a ‘single’ person? In that case, it would’ve been easier for them to just stay ‘dating’ & not ‘married’.

      He was doing wrong by Katy if he did step out on her during their marriage, but instead of saying that his womanizing was wrong/unfair/whatever, you make it somehow Katy’s fault, or like she’s an idiot for believing him when he made those vows.

      So it’s like RB can do no wrong, & Katy can do no right.

    • Bridget says:

      I remember right before they got divorced Katy was in Hawaii playing in the water, without her wedding ring. The shots were clearly set up and a message for him, as supposedly she and Brand had had an argument and she went on vacation and were having problems. I’ve always thought that those photos were the last straw for him, because they were a petty move of hers. Not shocking that he would just text her that they were over at that point. It stinks, but it’s not a shock.

  8. Madriani's Girl says:

    From the neck down she is gorgeous but that face! She trowels on the foundation because she has a terrible complexion. Her eyes are too close together, too.

    She needs to stop playing the victim. Honey, women get dumped every day by their husbands. You’re fortunate in that you didn’t have kids with yours and aren’t dependent on him for money like most women have and are. Get over it and keep on choking that David Duke d-ck!

    • paige says:

      this! also…isn’t it classier to leave some things private?? leave people wondering about private things with people? must everyone’s desire for mag covers trump any kind of….wait a minute-i am on a gossip site…but people are more interesting if they are not spilling their shit….

    • Jessica says:

      Wow, I am flagging this as the most superficial comment of the day so far. Her skin is bad and her eyes are too close together – really that’s all you’ve got? And she should just get over having her heart broken? Some people have emotions. Try it sometime.

      • Hakura says:

        People really do love to just pick her apart entirely, don’t they? It’s always something.

  9. Spooks says:

    The text message was harsh, if it’s true, but he always talks about her in the nicest way possible. She pretty much blames it on him in this interview.

    • Liv says:

      Exactly. And now I want to know what he did.

    • bluhare says:

      You know what? She refused to curb her partying lifestyle and he’s sober. He got sick of it, plus he’s older than her.

      • Spooks says:

        I think it was her fault too, but he’s nice enough not to speak about it.

      • HappyMom says:

        There are two sides to every story though-and the “truth” is somewhere in the middle.

      • Mia says:

        I don’t follow Katy Perry but i now vaguely remember that awards show where she was drunk and he looked mortified. If you are going to marry a former alcoholic then why on earth would you get smashed in front of him? Sure, go out with your friends and enjoy yourself but when you are with an alcoholic surely it is bad form? Or am i too harsh?

      • Tiffany :) says:

        “i now vaguely remember that awards show where she was drunk and he looked mortified”.

        That was at the VMAs when he was giving a tribute to Amy Winehouse. She was talking about how drunk on tequlia she was the whole night.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      First off, I don’t know why she’s still talking about this, as she was the one who acted very immature throughout the whole divorce proceedings. Haven’t they been separated/divorced for over a year.

      And, I’m also wondering if that was the only way that he could get her to respond to any texts/calls. I wouldn’t be surprised. From what I’ve heard, for the majority of their marriage, they were meeting in hotels once every few weeks.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Exactly. Part of the celeb lifestyle involves the ability to cut yourself off from friends and family because you have all of these people (managers, agents, security, assistants, bus. managers) that can act as walls for you.

    • gogoGorilla says:

      She blames it on him in EVERY interview and constantly throws shade his way. I think it’s interesting that he never talks about it. I always had the impression that he was a dog before they got married but wasn’t when they were, but who knows what really happened.

      She does seem really bitter about the whole thing.

  10. Sabrine says:

    Gorgeous clothes. The last dress is beyond fabulous.

  11. Emily says:

    Haha for some reason, I like when celebrities have ugly feet.. Katy falls into this category..
    Like money can buy you so much, but pretty feet is not one of those things.

  12. Meaghan says:

    Ha. Not really a Russell fan, or a Katie fan but he is a touch more tolerable.

  13. FLORC says:

    Annie knows how to work a camera! Always beautiful shots with her. Very gone with the wind.

    I bet the other half of this story is they grew apart and brand wanted to talk things out, but she wouldn’t pick up the phone. He isn’t a guy for marriage, but he seems honest enough.

  14. Mia says:

    So, basically she leveraged a Vogue cover by promising to talk about her love life. Explains why Anna agreed.

    We are just hearing one side of the story. I also read that Russell was on Howard Stern recently and said he’d seen Katy 2 weeks before .. so who’s lying? Ultimately, both of them made as stupid decision to marry each other. They hardly knew each other and they knew they would hardly see each other. If i was looking for a normal, committed relationship i would run a mile from Russell freakin Brand.

    What i’m taking out of the interview is that Katy seems to be a needy person. ‘oh i’m so alone, i don’t want to be a spinster’ WTH? Embarrassing. What happened to being a strong woman not defined by having or not having a relationship?

    I did laugh at the Orlando Bloom encounter though 😀

    • Liv says:

      Yep, can you imagine them acting around each other in a restaurant? Pathetic! 😉

    • Apples says:

      I just wanted to say that it’s possible neither of them are lying. Chronologically it could work out.
      Magazine interviews are done about 2 ( sometimes longer) months in advance, so when she answered she hadn’t seen them.
      He did his interview recently and they might have met up finally about a month ago.

    • Beverly says:

      Where in the interview did he say he saw Katy two weeks ago. I heard the interview and Howard asked him did Katy call him recently because it was reported somewhere and Russell said that story wasn’t true. No where in the interview did he say he saw her that I remember, or am I losing it? And if he had I think it would have been reported everywhere. Do you know exactly when he said this?

  15. claire says:

    Russell doesn’t seem to have any problem being direct or articulate or saying something to someone’s face. I hesitate to believe Katy is telling the whole story here and there isn’t a very valid reason behind Russell’s choice to send her a text.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      +1. She probably didn’t want to give up her rock n’ roll lifestyle to be married and she likely wasn’t mature enough to understand the level of sacrifice and commitment that’s expected.

      Still, I can’t respect the fact that she keeps talking about it when he’s been classy enough to keep his mouth shut.

      • Jayna says:

        She’s in the early stages of her career. He asked her to marry him and then married her knowing she was gearing up to go on a full tour to support her album, and he would be doing movies. I don’t think she should have to give up her career this early because they married, nor should he if he had a hot year being offered movies. But then be prepared to compromise. From the tour movie, she did go to him as much as possible, even on a day she had no business flying in and out exhausted between shows (but she was trying), and it seemed obvious he didn’t go to her. I realy love Russell, but as boring as her movie was, the confusion and sadness regarding him was palpable and heartbreaking at one point when she fell apart after receiving a call or something from him (didn’t elaborate) and she was a mess and sobbing and then had to go out on stage to perform. It made that part interesting, even though she never said much about the details of what was going on with the marriage in the movie.

        They both obviously talked about the rough year they would have, her one tour, him off on location, and it would take sacrifice. I think once reality hit Russell realized it wasn’t for him to want to sacrifice and wanted somethng different. So he got out. Better early before kids if it was a mistake.

        He was older. He should have known better and never have married her if he wasn’t in it for that year. I think the glamour of dating a pop star and the romance of becoming engaged, that whole high period, and the reality of marriage to her during tour became far different. The tour wasn’t forever. He didn’t even wait it out for when she was back home like when they dated.

      • SageM says:

        He was old enough to know better: you marry an ambitious 24 year old at the height of her career, and you expect her to give it all up?
        I mean what is the rush?

    • Nerd Alert says:

      I’m wondering what she texted him first. Maybe she wasn’t returning his texts or calls at all, and he was trying to properly contact her. There are a lot of things that could lead up to that text, who knows, but it could just be him being a jerk too I guess.

      I only say this because I tried and tried and tried to break up with an ex one time, and he wouldn’t let me see or speak to him on the phone because he knew it was coming. So I just texted it to him and he tried to pass it off as me being a bitch. Luckily our friends backed me up because he was being a douche. Very different story, but I do believe KP could be so immature.

      • Liv says:

        Thought of that too.

      • Irishae says:

        I’ve never been one to defend Katy Perry, but I believe it. They’re both emotionally immature. On his end, he’s not very good at the monogamy thing and guys like that struggle with typical relationship behaviors. It wouldn’t surprise me that he would want to avoid the drama of breaking up with her in person.

        Although that is my completely biased summation of it :), since my boyfriend I lived with for six years dumped me via email last year. It happens.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Yeah +1 to all of the comments above. Really, all those scenarios are plausible to me. Don’tcha just wish we knew the REAL story though? 😉

      • Nerd Alert says:

        Dumped via email after six years’ cohab? THAT is harsher than Rusty Brand’s text for sure. Ouch!

      • Andrea says:

        Same thing happened to me with an ex, only I broke up via AIM since he wouldn’t let me talk to him or see him because he knew what was coming then threw it in my face constantly how awful I was for doing it that way. He’s still bitter 7 years later and no longer has my phone number due to his weeping and/or mad drunken rambles he would do on the phone to me years later. I pray no one gives him my new number. Apparently he drunken calls others also (he’s an alcoholic).

  16. Mayday says:

    wasn’t she running around partying all the time and russel is a former addict is recovery? she knew all this before marrying him.

    I don’t blame him for ditching her via text.

    • Emily says:

      Why is it all on her?
      Why would a recovering addict put himself in that situation? She is a pop star who was obviously going to be living that lifestyle.
      It goes both ways.

    • Another Ann says:

      There is NO excuse for announcing you are divorcing your spouse via text. That’s the coward’s way out.

      If he had a problem with her assumed level of “partying”, he knew it before the marriage, and shouldn’t have gone ahead with it if he had a problem. It works both ways.

      Fact is, they rushed into marriage before working out the details of how they would live their busy lives and fulfill their professional obligations. That’s on both of them.

      • Pinky says:

        @ Another Ann: Britney Spears announced to Federline via text, just before she went on Letterman, that she was divorcing him. I guess people do do that sometimes.

  17. coolio says:

    I love what she said about strong men not wanting an equal

    • Rice says:

      So does that mean John Mayer is weak? Or is it some reverse psychology thing?

      • TG says:

        John Mayer has already won. Game over and he knows it. He has her announcing her love for him in Vogue and they weren’t even together when she did the interview. That is almost as sad, dumb and desperate as Kristen Stewart’s “I love him. I love him” public plea to Rob Pattinson.

    • bns says:

      Me too. I think oversized egos are the downfall of many relationships.

  18. eb says:

    John Mayer must be some much primo male to have all of these women smitten.

    • Apples says:

      I think John Mayer might be more clever than we realized. It’s possible he puts more effort into seducing them mentally/psychologically than he does physically. Better pay off in the end.

      Still, I can’t decide if he’s clever and doing consciously and strategically… Or, is it just something he does mindlessly because he’s messed up that sucks certain women in?

      • Cazzie says:

        Or, maybe he’s just hung like a Rhinoceros.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Even if he was, wouldn’t be enough to get me to touch that David Duke dong.

      • Apples says:

        LOL agree with both of you. Reread what I typed. Would you believe that English is my first language?!!

        I NEED to stop visiting/commenting on Celebitchy when I am at work and on conference calls “listening just in case I am needed.”

      • TG says:

        I posted my comment above before reading yours and I believe John Mayer plays mind games with his women consciously and deliberately. He once gave an interview where he said that usually at the end of every relationship with him there is somebody crying and it isn’t him.

      • eb says:

        Ok – What is the “David Duke dong” reference about?

      • Liv says:

        TG, omg, I just wish I could think for a second like him! Life would be so funny!

        “Somebody’s crying in the end and it’s not me!”

        Hilarious. And I guess he’s serious about it.

      • eb says:


        Thanks for the educational laugh!

        The little robes. The chanting. That animated skit was great!

  19. Bonfire says:

    I really dislike Katy and her “music” but I can believe the whole Russell expected her to slow down on the career. And probably cheated on her in spite for not being there for him. Actually, initially I thought it was a sobriety thing, where she was surrounding herself with types that he couldnt afford to be around.

    But now I think its both. He didnt want to be around her touring circle because of the substance abuse and also he resented her success a little bit. Texting her was just douchey of him

  20. Bonfire says:

    I really dislike Katy and her “music” but I can believe the whole Russell expected her to slow down on the career. And probably cheated on her in spite for not being there for him. Actually, initially I thought it was a sobriety thing, where she was surrounding herself with types that he couldnt afford to be around.

    But now I think its both. He didnt want to be around her touring circle because of the substance abuse and also he resented her success a little bit. Texting her was just douchey of him

  21. Madriani's Girl says:

    I love how she thinks she’s so talented. If you’ve ever heard her sing live you know she has very few vocal skills at all and that her studio cuts are heavily edited and auto-tuned. She is not talented at all.

  22. ladybert62 says:

    The only interesting thing in those pictures are the chickens – wonder what they thought of her? ha ha

  23. Mia says:

    that’s the long version of Adele’s Grammy award (red, flowery) dress that everyone said looked like their granny’s curtains. I actually think it’s nice!

    • SageM says:

      It arguably looks better on KP’s slim body. I don’t think it worked for Adele.

  24. Holden says:

    I don’t buy it, I think she’s full of bs and trying to play the pity card. She was too busy partying and she spent the holidays alone with her friends, it can’t have been too much of a shock. She deserves John Mayer, they are perfect together.

  25. Reece says:

    It doesn’t sound like she’s accepting responsibility for her part of their marriage. js
    Hmmm…That’s Adele’s (Grammy?) dress in the 1st pic. HATE the white bra underneath! Bad stylist. I like the others.

  26. Pamela says:

    “I mean, I have to claim my own responsibility in things. I do admit that I was on the road a lot. Although I invited him time and time again,”

    Oh. Ok. So Russell Brand was supposed to just follow her around on tour–like a groupie? Give me a break. So many rock stars end up addicts because touring is difficult and lends to that road. Probably the last place RB should be. I think the author got it right. They married too fast and never thought about what life would be like after and how they would swing it.

  27. nancypants says:

    Ummm. I just want to say that I’m kind of loving these photos.
    They’re weird.

    There is no way any “farm girl” would wear something like that in that situation but the photos are pretty.

    The color is great and the photos are sharp and there is depth.

    I feel like I could reach into the photo and touch everything and that’s how it’s supposed to be.

    I think the reason Katy’s eyes look dead is because she’s suffering and has been for awhile.

    I know! It’s her own fault – for the most part- but she is young and she’s gone through a lot over the past couple of years and she’s still with one of the biggest douches on the planet and she’s divorced from the other one and she’s living HARD right now and even her family talks sh*t about her and doesn’t support her and as a MAMA…

    I just kind of want to give her a big hug and bring her home, tuck her into bed and feed her homemade soup.

  28. Jayna says:

    LOL All these women are attracted to John Mayer because he probably really pursues them and falls head over heels for them (at first) and he’s dark, tortured, iffy, probably cruel in a passive-aggressive way. So it becomes an emotional trauma-drama roller coaster, but they all hang on, back and forth, leaving but wanting him and wanting to recapture that first fix of him when he adored them in the beginning. So leave him when it’s unbearable because he makes it so on purpose to push them away; yet run back when he declares his love yet once again and says, forgive me for my douchiness because I’m confused, screwed up, but I love you and miss you. Back they go, feeling like they are winning the prize, are the one to change him (He wants me, he really does), when years from now they will be grossed out by the joke of it all. He was just a moody player, who really just likes the game of it all and the beginning when you were perfect and he adored you was just an illusion, not real, just a player enraptured wth his latest perfect girl who he will become bored with once he has her and begin the process of making her feel less than.

    Yes, I’ve been there but in early 20s. Jennifer Aniston in her thirties and Katy on the third breakup with him (no clue yet, Katy?) and divorced should be looking for more.

    • Mia says:

      She strikes me as a lonely girl, even with all this OTT sexuality, success and fan worship (which is lost on me, i just don’t get her appeal) but maybe she is a bit of broken bird herself and feels a kinship with Mayer and Brand, even if she doesn’t quite recognize that she is more like them than she thinks.

      • Happy21 says:

        I agree. She obviously didn’t have an easy go of it growing up so I would imagine she has some issues still with that. I really like her. Not necessarily her music (although there are a few that I like) but I like her as a person. She seems like she’d be a nice person to meet or to talk to. I’ve never really felt that the sex kitten thing was more than just an act to sell music. I don’t feel like she’s truly like that (like Madonna, she sang like it and it was HER).

    • gogoGorilla says:

      You’re probably right about that. I also think he’s probably either hung like a donkey or has major skills with other body parts. Heh. I do not get his appeal AT ALL. He looks so slimy and greasy to me, but probably he pulls out his guitar and croons over them after having sex, that sort of thing. LOL.

    • Beatriz says:

      Yup, been there too. Those kind of abusive relationships are hell and hard to break free from. I hope Katy realizes this sooner rather than later.

  29. ray says:

    ‘farting sunshine atop a puzzled looking horse’ hahahaha just spat tea all over my computer. best thing ive read

  30. The Original Mia says:

    I love how people just dismiss her claims about Rusty because he’s never said anything harsh about her. If he cheated, then there is nothing harsh he could say about her. If he wanted his marriage to work, he would have joined her on tour occasionally. That’s called compromising & happens all the time in relationships.

    The marriage ended. Both were at fault. Placing more blame on Katy while making Brand out to be some saint is ridiculous.

    • Sal says:

      Agreed! All of this hate for her seems rather mysogynistic. If one side bears more of the fault, then that side will of course make themselves out to be the better person. Both could have compromised. The comments here make me sad, and I don’t even like Katy Perry.

      • Emily C. says:

        She was married to a man who will struggle with sobriety his whole life, and she partied constantly. She was drunk at an awards show.

        I can see cheating (for which I have never seen any evidence anyway) being forgivable, depending on the circumstances. I cannot see disrespecting your spouse’s sobriety being forgivable. And then she wanted to party instead of spending time with him over Christmas. And he’s never had a bad word to say about her post-divorce, and she trashes him in Vogue.

        It’s not misogynistic to call a woman out for being a jerk when she is being a jerk. I don’t think they should have gotten married; that was a mistake on both their parts. But I find Katy Perry’s behavior utterly appalling, immature, whiny, self-centered, and despicable.

      • SageM says:

        I agree with Sal. If he wanted a mature, settled individual maybe he shouldn’t have married a 24 year old girl but a woman in her early 30s?

      • bns says:

        I agree. The comments in this post are weird.

      • Erinn says:

        I’m with Emily on this.

        I recall she was drunk at an award show where he was SPEAKING about sobriety.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        At the VMAs, Russell gave the tribute to Amy Winehouse. Katy mentioned how drunk on tequilla she was when she got up to receive a couple of awards, saying she had been drinking since noon, etc.

        Lainey wrote at the time, “When your husband has been asked to speak in memory of an artist taken down, no matter if it was directly or indirectly, by drug and alcohol addiction, how smart is it to suggest at every turn, like it’s a matter of pride, that you’ve been stumbling around drunk all night?”

        I don’t think that just because Katy was 24 that Russell should have known better. 24 isn’t 21, you know? Plenty of women get married, have kids, etc. at that age.

    • Nina W says:

      People conveniently forget all of Russell’s mistakes now that he’s sober, he’s the saint and she’s the sinner. It’s silly. He should have not married a 24 year old pop-star, end of story. No fault, just the facts.

  31. Trudy says:

    Act like a douche and you get treated like a douche Katy.

  32. Hannah says:

    Didn’t he text her to say enough was enough after she decided last minute to party with her friends in Hawaii rather than spend Christmas with him and his mum in England?

    • Beverly says:

      This! She was supposed to go to London for Christmas to be with his family–since he spent the last year’s Christmas in NY with her parents–and then she bailed and went to Hawaii to party with her friends and there were pictures of her drunk on the beach with her friends. Then there were articles that they were arguing all Christmas week on the phone and he called her friends and found out what was all going on and then he realized that enough was enough and sent a text, probably after all the fighting she wasn’t answering any of his calls at that point.

      I mean, he was probably cheating all the time. There isn’t is a woman on this earth that he wouldn’t cheat on if he could. I even think he’s the type that propositions women he doesn’t want sex with just to see if they’d go for it. He’s that insecure. But she is just as big a douche as he is and maybe he realized her immaturity, and that fact that he’s no match for him in the conversation department, was a turn off. I think as physical as he is, there’s a lot going on mentally with him and he needs someone to keep his mind moving or he loses it.

      Her threat in this article that she’s going to reveal what he did to end the marriage at a later date when she feels like it is a bit nasty. I get that she’s mad, but she should realize this marriage was and continues to be a real boon for her PR and she should respect it on that level. If later she’s all like, “he did this that she only later found out about and that’s why the marriage ended”, she’ll come across as vindictive and bitter.

      Playing the strong independent woman is her best card and one I’d respect. Being all whiny Taylor Swift is BS. She comes off too lonely and sad here. John Mayer is an asshat outright and Russell will always live inside his hurricane so who needs that? She has one of the most enviable lifestyles on the planet. Man or no man, she’s found the secret to life. She should enjoy it. I know I would. She should never have approved this article, it makes her look like she doesn’t appreciate what she’s built for herself. I hope she sees sense and starts really enjoying her life, because it’s sad if this is really how she feels about everything.

  33. Emily C. says:

    She didn’t want it either. She was partying all the time, even drunk at an awards show — all the while married to a man who’d worked hard to get sober. There is no way he could have stayed in that relationship and remained sober. And it was totally disrespectful to him for her to act like that.

    Russell has never had anything bad to say about Katy post-divorce. And now she dumps all over him in Vogue. Of course he didn’t want to go on the road with her, surrounded by alcohol and drugs all the time!

    I used to not have much of an opinion on Katy Perry. I thought the hate she got was over the top. But this is disgusting of her. Maybe she and John Mayer are soulmates after all.

    • The Original Mia says:

      And…knowing all of that, he still married her. So, who’s fault is that. He’s got years on her and decided he would marry a younger woman, who partied on tour. If his sobriety was so important, then he should have married someone who didn’t drink and party.

      • Nina W says:

        I could not agree more. All these comments aimed at Katie should be aimed at him. If sobriety is your thing why are you choosing a party girl? She is under no obligation to stay sober just because he is an addict.

  34. RHONYC says:


    LMAO @ “before throwing in the scarf.”

    like, i am seriously low-chuckling on that one. 😆


    i see the look they’re going for in the shoot…very old Hollywood, very Jane Russell ’cause of the big boob connection, but it’s lost on me.

    boobies or no, she’s got the sex appeal of stale apple pie.
    at 1st it looks delish & sweet, but after one bite…blech.

    jussayin. 😕

  35. tracking says:

    Beautiful shots. Some Ava Gardner inspiration.

  36. MAC says:

    I am glad she talked about R. Everyone is complaining about it which I do not get she has not said anything much until now. I believe what she says and like that safe comment. He needs to go away. I find him & his “spiritual self ” total b.s. WHat she said about a strong woman is true.

  37. Huh says:

    I don’t believe her. At all. I can’t prove a thing obviously but she’s struck me as very canny and disingenuous in interviews in every way possible – about Proactiv. Her boobs. How stifling her upbringing was. And certainly about her marriage.

  38. Ok says:

    Oh no. He texted her that she wanted a divorce. Horrors. As told by the woman who put a little smiley face next to her name when she signed he divorce papers.

    Talk to the hand cause the face don’t wanna hear it from you.

  39. Day Ol' Blues says:

    Her eyes are NOT too close together! She just has a lazy eye.

  40. Original A says:

    Sigh. Russell may have been an incredible ass (which I doubt) but I hate that this is like the third time she’s trashed him publically. Rise above, girl. So much classier to
    just say something neutral. I get if it happens once, but multiple times…no. Also, she better be careful. Brand might open his mouth and tell some not so nice things about their marriage if she keeps this up.

  41. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Ugh, it’s kind of sad she is stooping to taking pot shots/veiled threats of revelation. Not saying they didn’t both mess it up, and sure him saying nothing but nice things is maybe slightly calculated to make him look better (and it has). I think she knows he has regained public sympathy lately and this is her stupid way of dealing with it.

    I think maybe she is tranferring some of her Mayer misery onto slagging off Rusty for some reason, the timing seems weird.

    The photos to me are really not great. Slackjaw is not her prettiest look, I don’t know why they used it repeatedly. The pic with the leather skirt is truly dreadful,she looks stoned – might be bad photoshop.

  42. Bette says:

    My opinion is, I can’t really judge what actually happened between them because there’s no way to know for sure. We can’t see what happened behind closed doors, and I don’t think either of them has necessarily told the whole story. Nor should they. Why does the public need to know every celebrity’s dirty laundry?

    What I *can* judge them on is who has handled the public aspect with the most class, and that’s Russell, hands down. Katy has come off as passive aggressive and bitter. She may have valid reason to be angry at him, but it serves no purpose to air that in public or make veiled threats. Well, the only purpose it serves is getting her more publicity, which I don’t find to be an honorable thing. Meanwhile, Russell has always just said, “It didn’t work out, I wish her well, she’s a lovely person” and left it at that. Plus, he didn’t take any of her money and hasn’t tried to profit from their divorce by using it in his act.

    As an outsider/bystander, which is what we all are, his actions come across better than hers. And it’s really cheap of her to calculatedly save certain supposed revelations for a “rainy day” (read: when her career starts to wane).

    • Sam H x says:


    • Mia says:

      He was only making jokes about her in his act when they were married .. that she didn’t know about until she surprised him on e evening. He’s not that classy..

    • E says:

      That rainy day has so many presuppositions that is ridiculous.
      1. He will be famous enough,
      2. People would give money for the information,
      3. People would believe what she would have to say,

      Moreover when someone says: ‘I have a secret, but I am not telling you’, I automatically assume that they are 10 years-old or less.

  43. littlestar says:

    The one thing that really stood out to me is her thoughts on her childhood. In one sentence she’s basically saying it wasn’t good, and in the next she’s saying she has awesome parents. I don’t get it.

  44. Sam H x says:

    I agree with the fact both of them got married too quickly as they hardly knew each other well, they weren’t even on the same page and I feel like she married him to prove a point to others in particular her parents (out of rebellion perhaps?). I think Russell has handled this well, in a mature, classy manner and could very well have run his mouth Kardashian style about their marriage in his work, he didn’t. Katy comes across very immature in how she has handled the divorce and comes off bitter. Be mature and take the high road for once girl!. Her relationship with John Mayer sounds really exhausting, the constant breaking up and making up is too much. She has a lot of growing up to do, she should go and travel around the world soak in different cultures etc just really go find herself. She needs a eat, pray, love type of journey. 

  45. The Original G says:

    So, he texted an end to their relationship and she was so blind-sided that she promptly fell madly in love with John Mayer?

    Oh, and could Anna Wintour stop trying to make those Amish print evening gowns happen?

  46. Ms.Martin says:

    Sandy Hook…..tornados …. That’s harsh … Get a grip and put yourself in someone else’s shoes ….. Ps she’s not all that attractive ….just sayin

  47. TOPgirl says:

    I enjoyed reading her interview. She’s one of the few celebrities that really opened up about her “emotional” perspective on her marriage and about John Mayer. How we all perceive John is that he is probably a douchebag but perhaps he’s not as bad as we all think he is. I think she is genuine about her life and I can appreciate that about someone rich and famous.

  48. Payal says:

    This whole tortured soul nonsense winds me up to no end. It glorifies people who truly have hurt. John mayer is no tortured soul, he is a see you next Tuesday through and through. And I think he quite soulless and i don’t think he has feelings.

  49. xxx says:

    My ex is friends with one of her dancers and apparently Rusty cheated on her a LOT. They also say she is the best pop star to work for as she is just so incredibly nice and inclusive. She takes them all out when a staff member has a birthday and she’s friends with all of her staff. She is a bit of a party girl though so that would never have worked with Rusty being a recovering addict.

  50. Leah says:

    Russell fell out of love imo. Russell is much smarter than her, its possible that he cheated, but she would be no match for him intellectually and once he got past the intial honeymoon phase he probably realised that.

    • Nina W says:

      I agree, it seems like the bloom quickly fell off the rose. I think he is very immature, as many addicts are because addiction interferes with growing up, and he had a fantasy about their lives together that revolved around him. The reality was quite different and he quickly tired of it. He didn’t want to have to “work” at the relationship, he just wanted the fun times they had when they fell in love.

  51. Boxy Lady says:

    I wonder if they had talked seriously about divorce before he filed. Because it is one thing to send a text that says,” I want a divorce!” and it’s quite another to send one that says,” You know how we’ve been talking about getting divorced? Well, I just ahead and filed the paperwork.” Who is to say that Russell didn’t do the latter even though Katy is implying he did the former? We just don’t know for certain.

  52. MistyNinja says:

    How would she have even known if he was cheating? Its not like they lived together. I think it was one of those quickie marriages destined to fail regardless of who was the bigger jerk. This is what happens when people who really do not know each other get married before the enchantment ends.
    Cokie party girls and recovering addicts are not a match. A witty and intelligent comedian does not pair well with vapid self-deluded pop princess. Only they know the entire truth. I do not blame her for the end of her marriage. It just sounds like an act of pure immaturity on both their parts.

    I am so tired of John Mayer. Enough is enough. What’s it gonna take before women stop touching him. And his music is rancid.

  53. Sarah says:

    I can’t believe Katy Perry (whip cream boobs) is on the cover of Vogue. I am thinking we should just rename it US weekly with some really expensive clothing. I’d like one outfit choice/something she has contributed. She is a joke as a gay icon, I kissed a girl is an awful example. The songs are catchy but I am soooo ready for her to be done

  54. lettylynton says:

    The first looks like a take on an Eva Gabor pic and the second is definitely an homage to Jane Russell. I love them all!

  55. lady_luck says:

    Yes, just a tad (sarc). No matter what people think of Katy Perry, I will NEVER understand this Brand fanclub of devoted groupies….the man is just, shallow, double-minded, egotistical, opportunistic, promiscuous and totally lacking a moral compass. He annoys me, to the hilt. Everything about him as a man representing the annoying things that annoy me about men.

  56. Chrissy says:

    I love the last dress, the one with the roses. But she does look tired and lifeless in the face in these pictures. I don’t think I really trust what she says and yet at the same time I think she’s someone who could be really poorly used by men. Too bad she didn’t spend more time getting to know herself instead of getting back with Mayer.