Katy Perry comments on divorce gossip: no one speaks for me
Katy Perry broke her silence following her husband Russell Brand's divorce filing on December 30, telling fans that "no one speaks" for her.
"I am so grateful for all the love and support I've had from people around the world. You guys have made my heart happy again," Perry wrote on Twitter on Saturday, adding, "Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, 'close sources' or my family."
The pop star had not previously commented on the issue, but the rumor mill ran rampant with theories after Brand dropped the bombshell divorce.
Brand issued a statement the day he filed for divorce from his wife of 14 months, telling the Associated Press, "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."
The 36-year-old comedian cited "irreconcilable differences" in the documents, which were filed in a Los Angeles Superior Court on December 30. The couple had no children together.
Perry, 27, and Brand were married on October 23, 2010 in a traditional Hindu ceremony in Rajasthan, India, where Brand also proposed to the singer. The two began dating in September 2009 after the singer performed at the MTV Video Music Awards that were hosted by Brand.
Perry and Brand were both photographed without their wedding rings over the holiday.
Perry spent Christmas in Hawaii with friends while Brand was in his native England. People magazine obtained photos of Perry and Brand, sans wedding rings -- Perry was spotted frolicking in the ocean over the weekend, while Brand was seen walking in London on Thursday.
According to the Us Weekly, the pair had a "massive fight" before deciding to spend the holidays apart. The weekly claimed that Perry was previously planning to join Brand in England, with her family in tow, before the argument occurred
In December, the singer took to her official Twitter page to shoot down rumors that she is divorcing Russell Brand and/or is pregnant.
"First I'm pregnant & then I'm divorced. What am I 'All My Children'?! #ericakane #pshhh #ifihadadollarforeverytime," Perry wrote, referring to the soap opera character played by Susan Lucci on the long running series.
Brand also denied the divorce rumors on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" earlier in the month.
"There are always rumors, aren't there? In the end you have to just not engage with Internet technology," he said. "Which is difficult because a lot of the nude women websites I quite enjoy!"
"I've treated the whole Internet now as if it's a wicked little liar," he added. "Yeah. I am really happily married."
Brand also talked about his desire to start a family. "I really would like one," he told DeGeneres about having children. "I love those little babies in the beginning. They're so lovely at that bit."