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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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151.

jcap    

Dumbest thing I've ever heard. She will still be divorced in the eyes of her massively judgmental parents, no matter who files the paperwork. Not that it's any of their business.

1030 days ago
152.

R    

A grown, rich, successful woman is afraid to file for her own divorce if she wants because her parents might get upset? BS. She's got other reasons which could include a financial edge in the proceedings if Russell filed for the divorce.

1030 days ago
153.

Sophie    

So she was 'afraid' to tell her religious parents? How come she wasn't afraid when they had it all over the news when they said Brand was going to take her through the entire Kama Sutra or she was sleeping with him before they were maried?

1030 days ago
154.

Ray    

hes a wanker

1029 days ago
155.

marla    


Please.

that has to be the dumbest excuse i have ever heard. The real reason they broke up is because when they married, neither of them were as famous. Now, Katy is on Fire! She's been partying and drinking like no other! don't believe me? check out the the pictures albums she has posted on twitter.

Russell is a recovering addict, he just wants to live a healthy. but how can he do that with Pop Princess Katy blowing up on the charts (and the clubs)?

I think she might have cheated. So he filed. And she doesn't want the world to know (or her parents) so she's making up so lame excuse.

1029 days ago
156.

Jim in Cali    

What you mean her parents are okay with her 14 year old music where she acts like she is in high school when she is 27 years old?

I doubt their care that much since being a bimbo has gotten Katy Perry paid (she flopped as a Christian artist)

1029 days ago
157.

chris    

looks like Russell is the one that got away...

1029 days ago
158.

Sherri    

ok so her parents are against her getting a divorce but they are fine with cupcakes on her tits?

dem religious freaks

1029 days ago
159.

USArmy    

No big surprise. I only gave it a year to begin with.

1029 days ago
160.

cj    

Malarkey.....

1029 days ago
161.

Alex    

Brand is creepy and ugly.

1029 days ago
162.

Midwest Lady    

If he thought this would upset her parents, what did he think the wedding to him did to them???

1029 days ago
163.

reddancergal    

Bullocks. You don't shake your t**ties and arse onstage if your worried about your parents Christian beliefs.

1029 days ago
164.

reddancergal    

Bad news Buttercup. A divorce is a divorce no matter who files first.

1029 days ago
165.

steven katona    

BRAVO KATY! BRAVO FOR HONORING YOUR PARENTS BELIEFS AND SHOWING THE WORLD YOU CAN TAKE A HIT AND KEEP ON STANDING! WE ALL BELIEVE IN YOU KATY AND YOU'RE STILL THE PRETTIEST WOMAN IN HOLLYWOOD!

http://youtu.be/ZHwVBirqD2s


WE ALL KNOW THE TRUTH KATY!!!! ITS OK!!!!!!

1029 days ago
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