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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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106.

stargazer    

I'm calling BS on this. Why would someone who is supposedly very close to their parents not tell them? Why would her parents have to find out from the media? Her parents would also really be against lying and have major issues with the image she promotes, as well as her lyrics, so why would telling them she's getting divorced be any different? Everyone is saying it's her fault, which is why he filed. She's known to be demanding, hard to deal with, & just an all around unpleasant person to be around. I mean, look at how nutty she got about that guy she liked in high school who wasn't interested in her and had a girlfriend. That says a lot about how she is mentally.

994 days ago
107.

dd    

He looks like Snidley Whiplash on that pic!

994 days ago
108.

StevenB    

There are so many layers of stupid in this story I need to get out my abacus.

994 days ago
109.

Maria    

ok, to all you haters who comments here.
You didn't know who Russell was before he married Katy? well, the states aren't the world's navel, get a reality check, you don't know alot of things, doesn't mean things doesn't happen!
He USED TO have this life you critizise, he has actually made it through and made a success out of his life, which makes him stronger than you and your judgemental way of living.
So much ******* hate towards people you don't know, seriously people.
And to all you christian people who comment on the fact that she should be more concerned about the clothes, lyrics and mv she produces would hurt her parents and their beliefs. Like you are that much better. Reading celebrity gossip tabloids and making cruel and hateful comments, does that make you a good christian?? take a look at yourself before critizising others.
No matter if you like people or not, it is always sad when love ends (unnless its clearly an unhealthy relationship, like Chris Brown and Rihanna).
Whatever the reason for the breakup, give them some space so they can sort it out.

994 days ago
110.

inverse137    

It is interesting to observe how religious dogma can be just as effective as brain washing.

People look for "loop-holes" in dogma.

She "knew" divorce was bad. She wanted a divorce. However, she can't be the one to file. The mere act of filing somehow violates dogma but if she gets him to file then it is OK or at least "less wrong."

Anthropologist must have a blast studying religion in cultures.

994 days ago
111.

jer    

Another example of how religion can ruin something. Also, how big of a hipocryte is Katy?

994 days ago
112.

wisey    

I love when "very religious" christians think something like this is makes it acceptable. God is all powerful, but wow, paperwork really confuses him. Annulments too, those really throw him off track.

994 days ago
113.

ugh..really?     

so her marrying a heroin sex addict didnt upset them?

994 days ago
114.

Jennifer    

To Mike who said "I hear she writes most, if not all, of her songs." No. Look up any of her songs and you'll see she is just a minor co-writer. She's just another pop puppet who has a TEAM of professional song writers and producers who get paid to sit in a room and write a song for her. It has nothing to do with art. IT'S A BUSINESS.

994 days ago
115.

Kristine    

"Religious parents"? Piss off. Have they SEEN what you do for a career?

994 days ago
116.

Ms. Scarlet    

I'm confused...she's concerned about divorce papers upsetting her parents but somehow songs about kissing girls, skimpy clothes and *********** won't upset her parents? How bizarre.

994 days ago
117.

ummm?!    

If her religious parents survived her songs/videos/lack of clothing. Then her hook up with drug/sex addict Russell Brand. They will survive and pray their self thru the divorce as well.

994 days ago
118.

bb    

I wouldn't be suprised if this DOES have something to do with her 'rent actually. She uses all the hypersexual lyrics and imagery to please her mass target audience, but she doesn't really know who she is because she's insecure and likely as soon as her family is hanging around she goes back to who they want her to be. Russell has been through hell and found himself so he just couldn't with that f*ckery.

994 days ago
119.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Evangelical Christians are usually the biggest hypocrites with a billion skeletons in the closet. She should have told them to F'Of****es ago when she entered the entertainment world.
So basically it sounds like even though she was being a slutty skank, she pretends to be a good Christian girl. YEAHHHHHHHHHH RIGHTTT!!! LOL.

994 days ago
120.

Karla    

Her parents survived her kissing a girl and liking it I am sure they will get over this......

994 days ago
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