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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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136.

Bubbles The Chimp    

TMZ Staff: Please remind Harvey that his 'Gut-Feelings' are just old man gas. Nothing he has ever said has been right on his 'gut-feelings'..... well that is until he spins the words to make himself sound right after being wrong.

925 days ago
137.

Steven Smith    

Here is a list of things they should more concerned about:
1.) Their daughter getting a divorce
2.) Their daughter letting her tatas hang out in bikinis and other concert outfits
3.) Most of her songs

925 days ago
138.

Chuckie    

Wow. This truly supports the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. Why would the gays want any part of this facade?

924 days ago
139.

Violette-Blue    

She's worried about what her super religious parents would think? She's an adult is she not? She also drinks, smokes, had sex before marriage (I've heard) and shows her tata's everywhere. I mean, why would her parents care about a divorce when she's been doing everything else anti-catholic to begin with?

924 days ago
140.

ChunkyLightning    

Not to make fun but this sounds very much like the Jews who think up ways around the use of elevators and other Sabbath rules. Getting him to file the paperwork doesn't change the result. You would think she might have thought about what her parents thought when she married a drug addicted Lothario!

924 days ago
141.

reddancergal    

Katie didn't care about her marriage. She's a party girl. Why she worries about her Christian values is beyond me. She parties hard and sings about kissing a girl but worries about divorcing. Hipocrite.

924 days ago
142.

trinity911    

So, it's okay to be nude in videos and shoot stuff out of her tits, because her Christian parents are down with that?

924 days ago
143.

fakeisfake    

YEAH RIGHT. This is the lamest, bs, "I was gonna dump him first!" stuff you see in junior high. Katy was CLEARLY blindsided by Russell - the conflicting earlier reports that there would be no divorce and that she frequently takes her ring off while performing so it's "no big deal" were obviously from her camp.
This is the same source that is now desperately trying to save face by claiming that Katy and Russell made this decision together.
If you guys made the decision together... why were you surprised?
TRY AGAIN

924 days ago
144.

nof    

She didn't take a pr hit on this because everyone knows ...


...she's too good for the dude in the first place...

... no offense brutha'.


It's like when Drew Barrymore married Tom Green and everyone was like ... why?

924 days ago
145.

Marie    

Russell Brand likes to wear women's underwears and kiss men on the lips and do drugs and he went to sex rehab so I don't understand why a super strict christian girl like Katy Perry had married him. I bet Russell does not believe in God.

924 days ago
146.

MrsBeasley    

Unless there is violence in the marriage divorce is the chickens way out. Its a lot harder to stay married than it is to divorce. It also makes you both stronger for overcoming whatever the issue is. People have no backbone anymore. LEts pray we never have a civil war with the cowards of today. No one said it would be easy.

924 days ago
147.

Mumra the Ever Living    

She didn't want to upset his evangelical parents? Let's see, the first time I became aware of her, was a video of her extolling the virtues of hot lesbo love. She's know for her provocative clothes, and the last "candid" photo op she did was shoving her prodigious tatas into a tiny bikini top and shoving those bad boys in from of the paparazzi cameras. She got married to a sometimes violent, alcoholic, bi-polar, drug addict who looks like he hasn't bathed in weeks. The wedding itself was a Hindu ceremony that was performed in India..
I have a feeling she was more concerned that Brand would file papers in Britain so she wouldn't have to worry about California divorce laws.

924 days ago
148.

Mumra the Ever Living    

should be "upset HER parents"

924 days ago
149.

nof    

(way important nof p.s.)


John Q. Public does not mind if a Princess marries a frog.


-So long as she DIVORCES said_frog within the year.


So as to give other_frogs a chance.

924 days ago
150.

nof    

(crucial nof p.s.)


Maybe she'll change the name of her great song/vid:


"The One That Got Away."


To:


"The One I Throwed Back In."

924 days ago
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