x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Russell Brand divorced Kate Perry via text message

“He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him,” Perry said, adding: “Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me on December 31, 2011.”

Katy Perry and Russell Brand split in December 2011. AFP photo
Katy Perry and Russell Brand split in December 2011. AFP photo

The British comic Russell Brand told Katy Perry he was divorcing her by text message, the American pop star said in a new magazine interview, adding that she hasn’t heard from him since.

Brand issued a statement in December 2011 announcing that he had filed for divorce, 14 months after the pair were wed in India, saying that “I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends”.

Perry, in an interview in the latest edition of Vogue magazine, in which she features on the cover, tells it differently. “He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him,” she said, adding: “Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me on December 31, 2011.”  Perry said Brand’s in-your-face humour was “hysterical in some ways. Until he started making jokes about me; he didn’t know I was in the audience. I had come to surprise him at one of his shows”.

“At first when I met him, he wanted an equal, and a lot of times strong men 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 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 disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day.” – AFP

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