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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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16.

lanie    

I thought they said earlier that Katy was "BLIND SIDED" by the divorce? LOL which is it, TMZ? Also..yesterday - you briefly had up a story saying "sources close to Katy and Russell" claim they were NOT divorcing - everything is fine..they had a fight and patched it up, etc etc etc..

They deleted that story quick.

Your sources SUCK, TMZ.

940 days ago
17.

Azzkicker    

Sorry TMZ, no sale; your story makes no sense (as usual). If Katy Perry was so concerned about how her Evangelical parents felt if she divorced her husband, did she wonder how they felt when she sung songs about lesbianism, and dressed onstage with her huge tittays hanging out for every guy to see? Or how they felt her marrying an acknowledged sex addict who banged every chick in hollywood? I seriously doubt she gives 2 sh*ts about her parents in this; she just didn't want to have to do any work here & wanted to be out of town so she wouldn't have to deal with it.

940 days ago
18.

Fat Mike    

What a load of crap! TMZ should give up on this one, you've changed your story more times than Casey Anthony.
One minute they're not getting divorced, the next they ARE and Katy has been "blindsided" but now a few hours later you're saying it was all planned by her.
Sounds like a very bad attempt at damage control to me.

940 days ago
19.

BB not bb    

It is not who files the papers that is the sinner, but who divorces and then sleeps with another. She isn't fooling God or her parents. Maybe she is just spoiled to think that whatever she does is good as long as it looks cute. If you are in a marriage, you are both to submit to each other in the Lord. You are not supposed to run from each other when you lose interest.

I think she would repsect her parents and God more just by being honest. You are either a Christian or you aren't. She is playing games, but is she trying to fool others or herself? Does she have any concience left?

I think she twisted his arm to file the papers, because he looks miserable while she looks carefree. I think she is making stupid mistake. She is going to end up alone and miserable like Jessica Simpson, running from one guy to the next who will never care about her as much as the first.

They are two weirdos, bottom line. They should just stay together and stick it out. You need to be a weirdo to put up with a weirdo.

940 days ago
20.

Cool Breeze    

She looks like a blow up doll and he justly plain ugly...

940 days ago
21.

karlew    

I suspect marrying him in the first place upset her parents more.

940 days ago
22.

Penelope    

thanks god she had no children by him. Ditto on she was worried about her religous parents...no way...her parents couldn't care less about that ....what made her popular and bought Mom and Dad financial security? "I Kissed a Girl".

940 days ago
23.

Penelope    

Thanks God she got rid of him. Can't stand or understand this ugly skinny freak. Why are these beautiful talented "got the world by the ass" woman like her and Jlo picking the kind of guy that I can find down at the local pub in any given city? Are these ladies so immature that they fall in love with the idea of love? Hideous creatures they pick and they could have any guy they wanted.

940 days ago
24.

Penelope    

“Such a talented and pretty girl should be so happy to realize what a mistake it was to marry this skinny, dirty looking freak. Not even funny and can't stand any of his movies. He just has always rubbed me the wrong way. When celebs are as busy as Katy Perry is, they should not throw marriage into the mix. It's hard enough to stay married, let alone, manage a skyrocketi­ng career. And by the way, how did she understand one single word this freak had to say? If I was as pretty and talented as her, I would date, date, date....until I was ready to have children. It is a complete mystery to me how beautiful woman like JLo and Katy end up with the scuzziest looking guys. I could meet both these type of guys (Brand and Caspar) up the street at the local bar and grill. Both my ex husbands were ten times better looking then these 2 guys...and I'm 55 years old!.....what is up with the ugly man syndrome?

940 days ago
25.

dreamon    

It has been widely reported that Perry's parent and mother in particular were crazy about Russell.

940 days ago
26.

Lori    

I never understand how couples say they can "remain friends" after a divorce. If they can remain friends, why can't they remain married?

940 days ago
27.

Bill Clinton    

She Was Concerned About Upsetting Religious Parents?..

Sounds like the idiot should have thought about that BEORE she married the obnoxious WhatsHisName!

Both are such wannabe attentions whores that they actually deserve each other.

940 days ago
28.

Just a reader    

Oh what a bad news, end of the year time they end of marriage...i hope they think about this twice...for me it's always have shaky time in marriage, it's normal. I love to see them rekindle and bonce love back to each other hearts, whatever i hope they live in their best choice...Not big fan of both of you but i wish you all the best for this new year..

940 days ago
29.

Bill Clinton    

Can't think of a more annoying over-hyped absolutely nasty looking couple. The two deserve each and should just go away.

Hey, RussKat, 14min and tciking.. .. ..

940 days ago
30.

TJ    

Burned out lust-poor rich people! Must suffer it out in Hawaii,how dreadful for you~

940 days ago
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