TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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.

1230_katy_perry_russell_brand_SPLIT_footer

245 COMMENTS

No Avatar
91.

E_V    

It's a given that this marriage wouldn't work out if her actions as a grown up are dictated by her parents approval.
Sounds like both Katy and her parents are just more Christians of convenience worshiping a disposable Jesus. Lewd lyrics, singing about sinful acts, dressing provocatively, sexy performances, etc, etc is all good if you're getting paid - no money involved? Then you trot out the morals and pretend like you really care.

938 days ago
92.

Jennifer    

that BS excuse about religion is an insult to our intelligence. she's a manipulative user who was probably seeing someone else, just like she did to Travis McCoy when she cheated on him with Russell. she's such a fake.

938 days ago
93.

Mike    

I had a feeling that Katy Perry and Russell Brand weren't going to stay married very long. They just didn't seem like a good match or something. Maybe it's because he's from the UK. A cultural thing. Who knows?

I bet Katy won't stay single very long. I think she's one of the hottest looking, most talented musicians I've ever seen. Katy is right up there with Madonna. She's smart too. Unlike a lot of the "pop princesses", I hear she writes most, if not all, of her songs. She plays guitar and probably can read music and play other instruments pretty well. She's a genuine musician/songwriter.

I think Katy ought to find herself a studly looking American guy ... maybe a successful California dude since she's a Cali girl. She needs to find someone who doesn't have a problem with her being a superstar with all the attention she gets all the time.

Katy needs someone who can go on tour with her sometimes. In some years, the top musicians pretty much live in hotels, tour buses and planes you know. It ain't easy having a relationship when your girlfriend or wife is out of town for months on end. Maybe he needs to be in the music business too ... like a top producer or something. Sometimes that works out pretty good. Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are still going strong after all these years you know. Who woulda thunk it?

I read somewhere that she wants kids before long, so Katy needs to date several guys until she finds herself a "keeper".

938 days ago
94.

Stupid People Hater    

Thousands of people said it wouldn't last and the slut brushed them off. What an idiot.

938 days ago
95.

Tim    

Yea right! Concerned about what her religious parents would think. My guess is the "I Kissed A Girl" song already did that. C'mon, she's just trying to save face.

938 days ago
96.

stlrockn    

Worried about upsetting her Christian parents? THEY WERE
HIPPIES BACK IN THE 60s! Her Mom banged Jimi Hendrix fer cryin' out loud!...said she went on a date with him (yeah right) Cut bait and move on Katy (I'm just sayin")

938 days ago
97.

KD    

So yet another hypocritical "Christian" that her t*ts hanging out constantly in her provocative vids doesn't want to upset Mommy and Daddy over her OWN divorce??? Grow up Katy, you're a big girl now. Mom and Dad have to let you live your life.
Now,...if you'll excuse me, I have to go clean my room, my Mommy gets upset if its messy.

938 days ago
98.

Seriously wtf    

I was wondering how Team Katy would spin it. I guess something else happened that we don't know about, and Brand filed first so to not be the ditchee but the ditcher. Katy got blindsided, and had the option of either saying she dumped him weeks ago (throw in another guy for good measure), or....she could go with the religious parents bit. For long term reputation her team obviously felt it would be better to play up the good girl religious parents angle.

Fairly nice recovery - pretty transparent but still...good choice of spin.

938 days ago
99.

Rafaelle Zuccaro    

Soon, shw will fooling around with Charlie Sheen, ******** Kutcher some other S***-bag actor!!! Whats new with these Hollywood SLUTS???

938 days ago
100.

dd    

What? TMZ did you make this up, she makes a song about kissing a girl, she marries a known druggie twice her age, and now her parents are worried?

938 days ago
101.

JD    

Agree with Kelster... She sprays whipped cream out of her nipples into the crowd at concerts, sings "I wanna see your pea****, ****, ****" and she's worried about her parents seeing her divorce... a LOSER like Russell Brand? Thanks. The world makes sense again... NOT!

938 days ago
102.

djscorpio2011    

F*CK KATY PERRY! I NEVER LIKED HER. WHO THE F*CK SHE THINK SHE IS ANYWAY MESSING WITH MY BOY, RUSSELL BRAND ANYWAY. SHE MUST BEEN ON SOME BULL****. FEMALE CELEBRITIES ARE TOTAL A-HOLES TO BEGIN WITH. I DON'T LIKE FEMALE CELEBRITIES, THEY'RE FREAKS OF NATURE WHEN THEY COME IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, THEY'RE STUCK UP BASTARDS, THEY ARE PORNSTARS IN REAL LIFE REAL TALK.
TO RUSSELL BRAND: F*CK YO BITCH! SHE NEVER LIKE YOU ANYWAY. YOU CAN DO BETTER, HOMIE. SHE MARRIED YOU AS A COME-UP TO SELL RECORDS. YOU DON'T NEED THAT BITCH REAL TALK. I HOPE HER NEXT ALBUM FLOP BECAUSE SHE'S WASHED UP NOW.

938 days ago
103.

Dude    

Hypocrisy at its best. I’m not sure why the bimbo ever married the GEICO caveman in the first place. Let’s face it. All these entertainers are nothing but a bunch of hamsters crawling all over one another.

938 days ago
104.

Webpreneur    

I remember hearing how he screwed Kristen Bell on the set of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. This tool screwed her really hard. When the scene was over, he continued. Everyone but her enjoyed.

938 days ago
105.

flora68    

Even Evangelical Christians have to grow up eventually....she's really gotta find a way to live her own life and let them live theirs.

938 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web