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Katy Perry Divorce

Singer Was Concerned About

Upsetting Religious Parents

12/31/2011 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Katy Perry and Russell Brand
Katy Perry
WANTED Russell Brand to file the court papers in their divorce ... because she didn't want to upset her religious parents ... sources connected to the former couple tell TMZ.

We're told ... Katy and Russell knew the relationship was on the rocks a couple of months ago -- but didn't want to give up on the marriage without making a concerted effort to work things out.

But the effort fell flat ... with both sides feeling "it just wasn't there."

We're told both Katy and Russell were on board with the divorce a few weeks ago -- but they didn't want to be in town when the papers were filed ... so he went back to England and she booked it to Hawaii.

Since Katy's parents are evangelical Christians, we're told she didn't want to be the one to "officially" end the marriage by filing the docs ... since she was raised to believe divorce is wrong.

After he filed the docs, Russell released a statement Friday insisting the two will "remain friends."

Stay tuned.

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Kelster    

lol so shes super concerned about her parent's super religious thoughts on marriage, but isnt worried about what they think of her lyrics and videos lol hahaha

977 days ago
2.

Truth    

AND WE CARE BECUZ...??? ANSWER: WE DONT. THE COUPLE RATED "MOST LIKELY TO GET HITCHED BECUZ OF A PR MARKETING STRATEGY".
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#LAME #EPICFAIL #TRUTH!!

977 days ago
3.

renae    

Damn, your sources are all over the place on this one. Whose giving you info? Were you told she was blindsided or did you just assume that because your source told you there was no divorce? Now you report they planned this ( which is probably your best and most accurate assumption thus far) because of what your sources close to the couple told you. I'm sure we will be given up to the minute updates on this.

977 days ago
4.

me    

As much as i try, i really can't dislike these two. They seem to be really good people who just couldn't make things work out. I hope they both find happiness in the future.

977 days ago
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Neriahx3    

Yeah she was so concerned about offending her religious parents that she spend Christmas in Hawaii with friends


Makes sense

977 days ago
6.

Phreaky    

Sounds like PR spin to save face. It's kinda embarrassing when the guy files, so not buying it.

977 days ago
7.

TMZ_Admin    

TMZ uses 3R sources.

Reputable
Reliable

And Really handsome, according to Harvey.

977 days ago
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My BIG FAT ASS!    

He dumped her azz because he found out what she looked like without makeup the and posted it online for all to laugh at..no only if a KardASShian would do that..oh bigfoot did!

977 days ago
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Holly    

I think he was too old for her, and he has a lot of inner demons. I mean, wasn't the guy a hardcore heroin addict at one point? I could tell they were going to get divorced when Brand went on Jimmy Kimmel recently and said he would want to sleep with soriority girls if he wasn't married. Too bad.

977 days ago
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Blue Lake    

Why would he want to be friends with a cravenly braindead fundy like her? You dodged a bullet, Russell. She's thick as a brick.

977 days ago
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i said lesbians...    

and im sure the bible says its alright to flaunt your boobs and sing about kissing girls

977 days ago
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nosy_parker    

Here i am wallowing in misery aka TMZ, i love a good divorce, ill have to buy a new outfit.

977 days ago
13.

Raine     

Her christian parents should be more upset that she joined the illuminati than her divorcing someone with alcohol problems. Don't believe she's a part of the illuminati? Google her ET video duet with Kanye. Katy, I don't know you, but I will tell you that from what I've seen, you are a beautiful and talented artist. You don't need illuminati ties to sell albums, you are talented enough to sell them with your voice alone, and so is Beyonce. Get out of that crap.. and go back to your soulful christian roots. - Rainey

977 days ago
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TMZ_Admin    

Raine may be on to something here. Harvey, you getting this down?

977 days ago
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The Real JJ    

What does it matter if she filed or he filed, their still getting divorced. If this is whats gonna piss off her parents, they must be new or something. Doesn't she fight for rights for gays. I would think that would piss them off a lot more. And these sources must be the same sources who yall who shot 2pac and Biggie.

977 days ago
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