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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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196.

grrrls<3pink    

How stupid do PR people think we are? She was worried about what her parents would think?! Puhlease! I guess songs about "kissing girls", having Hershey kisses on your boobs, and marrying former heroin addicted sex addicts is totally kewl with evangelical Christians....c'mon

922 days ago
197.

yabbi    

So-called 'religious' people who deny reality deserve their painful stupidity.

922 days ago
198.

Regina    

She got married in India. She's supposedly a Christian but married in a predominately Hindu country. I say that they were not even married for real and just pulling a Brandy on us ( The singer Brandy who claimed she was married but found out later she was not.)
I like some of her songs, but for the pure entertainment value that they provide, not for any musicianship that she has, because she has none that I can tell. Let's face it, she's good to look at, and she sings bubble gum pop.
When I think of female artists, she is not even close to that category of goodness.
1. Allison Krauss. Female artist that has won the most Grammy's ever.
2 Jewel. singer/songwriter who plays an actual instrument
3. Cher. In length of career and ability to adapt to different markets, and just being an icon.
Katy Perry is in no way in league with any of the above ladies.

922 days ago
199.

Take Five    

Katy marry me :)

I can spend so much faster money than you

922 days ago
200.

Bully Bill     

Brand is the least funny comedian in show biz.

922 days ago
201.

Heathen    

Her parents are crazy as is anyone that follows those crazy religions.
"When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life."

922 days ago
202.

TEDcGEGI    

Wasn't she just on the Ellen Degenerate show saying she was ready to have kids with him? Wow, guess she'll have to find a new party animal to do that with.

922 days ago
203.

VladZu    

Evangelicals have very little divorcee restrictions, considering it's not an actual religion. And Russel Brand just plain out sucks. See? I got to say Brand sucks again. No talent.

922 days ago
204.

tshirtwoman    

Whatever. The guy looks sort of haggish anyway.

922 days ago
205.

Tracy    

my guess is he sobered up realty set in and he wanted out...which is why ladies you should never, ever be involved with any man who is on something all the time and vice versa. period. peace out.

921 days ago
206.

ExtraKetchup    

She was just desperate to find someone after her relationship with Travie McCoy officially fizzled out. She would have married any willing participant even if it didn't make sense, as it ended up with Brand. 'Tis my theory, anyway.

921 days ago
207.

nufsaid    

THEY WILL ONLY CONTINUE TO GET RICHER, BECAUSE WE REFUSE TO STOP WATCHING THESE SELF-PROMOTER'S, THEY AREN'T WORTH A WATT, LET THEIR PIMP MOM GET A JOB, IT'S TOO LATE TO SET VALUES FOR THE GROUP, I JUST WISH THEY WOULD DO US ALL AN HONOR AND VANISH....KASDASHEASSES, BE GONE, PLEASE

921 days ago
208.

Eris    

Ummm ... before her parents became "religious" they were living the same kind of life Russell use to live with the "partying". So, albeit they are currently on the straight and narrow ... I would like to believe they wouldn't be so judgmental. And if they are SHAME ON THEM .... they should be happy that their daughter is happy and that's all that matters!

921 days ago
209.

Tensa    

You know TMZ that it's all a load of rubbish. If she can parade around as she does on stage then a divorce is not a problem. Hypocrisy. Russell should have not gone for the divorce, let her sweat it out. I do believe that he fell in love for real. At least the divorce is not because he was flirting or in bed with another woman!

920 days ago
210.

Pam     

I liked both of these guys . too bad about the split.

920 days ago
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