Everyone knew how Katy Perry and Russell Brand fell in love and got married. But what most of us don’t know is the reason why Katy Perry’s divorce happened after 14 months of marriage with Russell Brand. Now, Katy is happily in love with her sweetheart, Orlando Bloom, but down memory lane, it was still a mystery why Katy Perry’s divorce happened in the first place. Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, known by her stage name as Katy Perry, is an American singer-songwriter, and her ex- Russell Brand is an English comedian and actor.
These two first met at MTV’s VMA’s in 2008, following the big reveal of their dating life. Rumors did believe that this decade-old break-up happened because of Katy Perry’s pop career. During a Q/A Live in the famous social networking app TikTok, he answered his fans’ questions about his divorce. What Russell answered had his fans wanting to know more about it. Russell stated that he tried his best to save his marriage from falling, yet he saw the fall. So, this brings back to the very first question, why did this couple choose to drift apart? What was the reason for Katy Perry’s divorce? Let’s find out.
What are the history of Katy Perry and Russell Brand dating and married life? Hang on to learn more.
Let’s go a decade back. During their brief encounters in the award shows happening in the year 2008, Katy Perry was dating one of her exes, Travie McCoy. But Perry and Brand couldn’t brush off their instant connection and chemistry. After a couple of moments together, Katy Perry and Russell officially cleared their fans to doubt by declaring their love for each other. Their fans were thrilled, and so was this couple. Katy Perry saw Russell Brand as her Prince Charming, and fans found it so adorable.
In less than 2 years, the couple decided to marry each other at a resort in India. It did seem like the “happily ever after” for this newly married couple. A few months after the cute marriage, these both seemed bright and vibrant than ever. Katy Perry sometimes mentioned in her interviews how she wanted to have kids with Russell Brand and start a family. But what the couple didn’t see was that after the phase of love came the phase of separation.
The Separation and Aftermath
Sometime around the end of the year 2011, The bells of divorce swarmed all over social media and between the couple. Katy Perry mentioned that during this time, Russell dropped a text about the plan for their divorce, and they never spoke to each other for a while. From Russell Brand’s perspective, his reason for initiating a divorce was Katy Perry’s music career. It should be noted that during this time, Katy Perry was successful and busy. Russell found it quite uncomfortable having Katy dedicate so much time to her career. He saw Katy Perry as a person from the fake glamourous world of Hollywood, which ignited his fuel towards attaining a divorce.
From Katy Perry’s perspective, she was devastated by the sudden separation from a man she thought was the one for her. She said in one of her interviews about how the couple didn’t share a word after Russell dropped a text bomb on her about planning a separation. When she came to light of the truth, she was sorry and guilty for most of the part. Katy Perry also stated how different Russell was before and after marriage. She confronted in her interviews, saying at first Russell was all about talking about equality in work and personal lives, but that changed after the marriage. She said he was controlling and demeaning.
Somethings after marriage changed obviously for this couple. The graph of love and passion, which was high when they were dating and mad about each other, fell drastically after they tied a knot. It’s sad, yes, but both of them agree that this was a good call. Later in the years, Russell Brand got married to Laura Gallacher, and Katy Perry is head over heels for her lover and fiance, Orlando Bloom. Though Katy Perry’s divorce from Russell Brand was hard to get over, the couple seems to be happy individually and are on friendly terms.