Katy Perry says Russell Brand told her about divorce via text
Katy Perry opened up in a new interview about her divorce from Russell Brand and revealed that the comedian informed her of his plans to divorce her via text message.
Perry, who appears on the July 2013 cover of Vogue magazine, talked to the outlet about falling in love with Brand and the last time she heard from him.
"He's a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him," she told the magazine. "Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011."
The couple wed in October 2010. The two initially began dating in September 2009 after she performed at the MTV Video Music Awards, which Brand hosted that year. Brand filed divorce papers in a Los Angeles Superior Court on December 30, 2011, and cited "irreconcilable differences." Their divorce was finalized in February 2012.
Perry also talked about a few issues the couple had during their marriage. She once found out that Brand was making jokes about her onstage during his stand-up act. The reporter interviewing Perry said that people in the United Kingdom forgive Brand's bad-boy reputation because he's "hysterically funny."
"Hysterical in some ways," Perry replied. "Until he started making jokes about me and he didn't know I was in the audience, because I had come to surprise him at one of his shows. So. Hysterical to a point."
"I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending," Perry later said of her marriage. "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."
Since her relationship with Brand ended, Perry had been linked to singer John Mayer. The two were in an on-again-off-again relationship for months but Mayer confirmed in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in April that they are no longer together.
When asked if her relationship with Mayer was to get back at Brand, Perry said, "No, not at all. No, I was madly in love with him. I still am madly in love with him."
"All I can say about that relationship is that he's got a beautiful mind," she added. "Beautiful mind, tortured soul. I do have to figure out why I am attracted to these broken birds."
Perry's issue of Vogue goes on sale on June 25.