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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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181.

kyra    

I believe that their divorce was a result of both of them being on strike from showering. Katy didn't want to give Russell a chance to take another bare faced photo of her and post it on twitter and Russell didn't want to wash his locks. Neither could agree. His hair looks like one day away from an oil spill anyways.

934 days ago
182.

Marco Spears    

Is anyone really surprised at this divorce? It was only the matter of time when he will end this. He's an intelligent man and she's a complete moron. Good for him. I'm glad he got out before she got pregnant or something.

I so don't buy the whole religious parents thing. It seems to be completely fin when she's brining in the cash. Those tits are evil :( haha

934 days ago
183.

tellmeaboutit     

Oh please. Not buying that. She's proudly mocked her parents in every thing she does, from her music to her appearance. Now she thinks they'll be upset by her exit from a freak show marriage? LOL I think she got dumped.

934 days ago
184.

karen    

CONCERNED ABOUT UPSETTING RELIGIOUS PARENTS...

Because walking around half-naked won't upset them!
And singing about kissing a girl won't upset them!
And marrying a man who has used drugs and womanized for years won't upset them!

Seriously...that is laughable!!!

934 days ago
185.

manuel    

was just waste time for this two, i think everybrody saw this coming loooooong time ago.....good for us, this girl is hot and someone, a real men like me, should be with her hahahahahah

934 days ago
186.

bring back recent posts    

...only in American does a divorce announcement cause such dram-a-rama...they r both in the public eye...his career is bigger cause of hers in 2011 for sure..not the other way around..she got her success all on her own...he just has gotten more tabloid press cause of being with her...after they first met...anyways...I'm glad they didn't have children.......and at the end of the day...they will move on...hopefully both will find true love as everyone deserves and the spots here on tmz will b filled again with B...C list celebrity " news"..cause tmz has really SUCKED this year with info on " celebrity" gossip...just saying...

934 days ago
187.

tara    

Katy Perry is so fake. Man, she tries to give off the impression that she is so progressive, empowered & in control of her image, but behind closed doors, she is a scared little girl rebelling against her parents and trying to show them that she really is independent ... which she's not! How can Katy actually expect young girls and women to follow her example of living a life according to one's own terms, when she even can't? It's time for little girl to go back to living in her parent's basement. She just ain't cut out for all this adult stuff.

934 days ago
188.

loco    

pfff, if she doesn't want to upset her parents, maybe she should stop dressing like a god damn clown.

934 days ago
189.

Jennifer    

Russell divorced her ass plain and simple. Has nothing to do with her parents, the little liar. He's real, she's not. And he is waaayy too smart for her. Good for him. She's just a manipulative user. Ask Travis McCoy - he should know.

934 days ago
190.

Jennifer    

Someone in Katy's camp should tell her that celebrities' careers really start to tank when they start treating their fans like they're imbeciles. And that's exactly what she's doing by trying to pass off that ridiculous "my religious parents" bull**** excuse as the truth. YOU GOT DUMPED, GIRL! YOU AIN'T ALL THAT! NOW DEAL!

934 days ago
191.

wasted days and wasted nights    

I thought they would dodge the odds and make it, despite their differences.

934 days ago
192.

abc    

trying to boost the sales of the one that got away by doing so?

933 days ago
193.

coolrepublica    

That is the biggest piece of lie ever. You divorce your wife because you don't want to upset her parents. WTF? My mother was very religious and I married an atheist and we live happily ever after. I can't remember the last time religion ever came up. Russel wanted to ******ome guy he met at a bar and did not know how to break it to Katy. End of story.

933 days ago
194.

Wowza    

Who cares? Is she a Kardashian? She absorbed attention sow!!!!

933 days ago
195.

Nikki    

How long did they try and work on it??? sure fine way to not work on it with him in England and her in Hawaii you both just did not try hard enough like most stars will work hard for money and fame glitz and glam but when it comes to something real that was made and supposed to be the most onered thing you can do with another human being you better make sure its the right person heck even better like me and my hubby became best friends after working so hard on our marriage.
And we got married younger then them so they were young and all that crap is rubbish I was turning 18 and hubby was 22 we have had our ups and downs and pet peeves that annoyed us but we hung in there stuck through it side by side and became each other's best friends and just celebrated our 11th aniversary on the 22nd Dec.
So young couples can make it when they really try and I do not believe just like most pampered stars who get things hannded to them on a gold platter forget how much work goes into something work which is worth while. xx

Hope you all have had a nice christmas and new year xxxx

933 days ago
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