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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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121.

ChuckyDee    

So, she was worried about what her parents would think, and this is after all the other crap she has done?? Hmmmm They are both screwed in the head!!

923 days ago
122.

Googie    

Believe me Katy, If you haven't upset your religious parents by now, nothing you can do will ever upset them.

923 days ago
123.

VictoriaGirl    

Shut up tmz, your "sources" are full of crap and dont know anything. Time to get new sources because the ones you have now are not reliable.

923 days ago
124.

Mike    

Check out Katy Perry's older sister Angela. She looks pretty good like Katy does. She looks like she has reddish blonde hair and maybe blue eyes. She definitely has eyes that look like Katy's.

http://katyperry.wikia.com/wiki/Angela_Hudson

Here's a picture of Katy with older sis and younger brother. Katy needs to find a good looking guy so her kids can have the same good looking face and body that she does. :)

http://spin1038.com/category-entertainment/katy-perry-tweets-from-dublin/

923 days ago
125.

Mike    

For some reason my previous link got messed up ...

Here's a picture of Katy with older sis and younger brother. Katy needs to find a good looking guy so her kids can have the same good looking face and body that she does. :)

http://spin1038.com/wp-content/files/2011/03/tumblr_lb57ihGGCK1qex4pko1_500.jpg

923 days ago
126.

Carl    

How much worse could it be to them than having her run around half-naked on stage and singing about sex in her songs?

923 days ago
127.

LaGish    

She dumped him because of the no make-up tweet he sent out.

She's making him jump thru a bunch of hoops while she demands a divorce.

She makes ridiculous amounts of money for shaking her boobs and butt yet we're supposed to believe it's the divorce that upsets her parents? I think her parents are gonna be fine.

She goes out on stage barely dressed night after night and sings songs loaded with double meanings but she's as pure as they come. She had a religious upbringing, you guys!

923 days ago
128.

Dawg    

Who wants to bet they Both Get Hammered today and tonight, Depending on time Zones, And that They "Both" Are Boinking The Hell outa someone else By the Morning? Happpy NEWWW Yeeearrr ! PST !

923 days ago
129.

R James    

I'll play matchmaker... KP should got out with Chris Brown next. I'll send him some gloves.

923 days ago
130.

R James    

Didn't want to upset her parents. What a bunch of crap. KP you are as fake as your silly hair colors and outfits. Wo-man up and just file yourself you weak pathetic fool.

923 days ago
131.

arale norimaki    

Ahh married engaged ahh just words. You know my parents were married engaged once you saw how that worked out. All right I'm gonna go bang that chick enjoy wearing that keg for the rest of the competition.

923 days ago
132.

Lizo    

I'll keep you in my prayers. Everything will be okay. I've been through this. It just takes time.

923 days ago
133.

Rossetta    

Pleazeee-how were these two married..Why does everyone want to be married?? Attention, gifts, publicity???I do not like either of them?? Go away and spare us the next time either of you have this foolish idea again...

923 days ago
134.

For Gods Sake    

She kissed a girl and diddled her skittle

923 days ago
135.

Allison    

You're welcome, TMZ.

923 days ago
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