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Katy Perry & Russell Brand

The Die Was Cast Early On

1/1/2012 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Katy Perry & Russell Brand
Sources close to Katy Perry and Russell Brand tell TMZ ... the couple was infatuated with each other when they tied the knot, but the honeymoon ended very quickly.

According to our sources, Katy and Russell were initially head over heels for each other – each fascinated to be with someone who was an extreme opposite.

But we're told the two began a regime of constant bickering after they got married -- often in front of people at clubs and awards shows. They're both very stubborn and neither would easily back down.

Our sources tell us ... because of the friction and their schedules, they never spent long periods of time with each other.

One big bone of contention  ... Russell was much more of a homebody than Katy.  Katy loved going out and partying, while Russell (who is sober) didn't enjoy the scene at all. We're told he would often insist on leaving places early and asking her to come with ... which would trigger an argument.

But we're told ... as the dust settles, neither hates the other -- far from it.   There's no bad blood between them, and neither of them believes the other cheated.

As one person put it, "It was just a bad pairing."


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Constant bickering in marriage is never good. But, if it's the ONLY reason for marital unhappiness, divorce is a very stupid option.

1004 days ago


As one person put it, "It was just a bad pairing."

Really? The world never saw it coming from the very start. LOL

1004 days ago


sad hear that they get a divorce she so pretty lady and he pretty kool guy and funny person hope they have nice new year <3 and god bless all

1004 days ago


I think he confused large breasts with love. It happens.

1004 days ago

i said lesbians...    

you know, i know he (and this coupling) gets alot of crap, but i honestly feel bad for russell in this situation. you love somebody, yet they love doing something you cant do because of a previous problem with it, and for an addiction that you couldnt control that ruined your life to come back and bite you in the ass just when you thought it was out of your life forever? it has got to be the worst feeling.

1004 days ago


Let's face it, probably 60-70% of the Hollywood stars and top musicians who get married end up getting divorced. Like the NFL coaches say, "it is what it is".

If you are an entertainer you better REALLY, REALLY, REALLY *like* the person you want to marry AS A FRIEND ... with all the baggage and irritating little things they do. You better make sure your partner 100% wants to be monogamous too. What's the point of marriage if you can't even do that?

Entertainers have to get used to being away from their spouses for months at a time like the "army wives" do. That can be a huge problem. The couple needs to be 100% clear with each other about that issue BEFORE they get married.

1004 days ago


What I don't understand is why they (most) feel it necessary to marry? What happened to dating and getting to know one another; vital to spend time together in order to do that. Marriage means nothing to most people nowadays. Sad.

1004 days ago


I think the age difference can be a big problem for some couples. If BOTH people in a relationship don't really want to settle down and have kids and be "homebodies" about 90% of the time, then they shouldn't get married. By the time you are 36 like Russell, the vast majority of guys wouldn't mind settling down and doing the suburban homebody thing with a wife, dog and a yard.

At age 27, Katy just wasn't ready to do that yet. You can't really blame her ... considering all of her success in the last few years. She wanted to go out on the town and enjoy it ... especially after being on the road touring for a year or so. Going on tour for a long time can get grueling sometimes ... even if you aren't toting your own bags and you're in limos, private jets and fancy hotels. All that dancing Katy does on stage probably wears her down by the end of the tour too.

1004 days ago


His next role should be one of the cavemen in the Geico commercials he would need minimal makeup.

1004 days ago


your sources are never right about anything, i'll reserve judgment until the real story comes out sometime in the future.

1004 days ago


It also sounds like the fact that Russell is a recovering alcoholic/addict was a bigger problem than they thought when they first got married. They didn't sort that issue out very well before they said "I Do" at the wedding. I don't think Katy is a falling down drunkard every day. She's just going out partying and doing the usual things that people in their 20s in the LA area do. Life is short you know.

Who wants to start acting like an older couple in your 20s if you don't have to. Katy had all the leisure time in the world after the tour. Why not take advantage of it and have some fun?

Katy better be careful about drinking TOO much though. The Hollywood party scene has a way of turning people into drunks and drug addicts. Just look at that singer Whitney Houston with all of her cocaine addiction problems. Whitney grew up in a religious family like Katy did and she rebeled against all that. Look what it got her. She was a huge star for while in the late 1980s or so. Now, she's half crazy and can't perform very well anymore.

1004 days ago

Joan K    

I think that TMZ should make it standard when they take someone off the streets to work for them that they should at least have a GED, just saying.

1004 days ago

karen darvin    

anyone involved with an addict should know the last thing they want to do is be around partying, clubs etc.I admire him for sticking with it but surprised they didn't discuss this extremely important issue first.As for "not being so AA" let's see how well that works

1004 days ago


well if she preferred partyng instead staying with her husband, it says how much she loved him..

He's been trying to be sorber and she didn't help him at all....

1004 days ago


If Katy Perry has just GOTTA date a guy in the entertainment business, I think she should try to go out with this actor named Taylor Kitsch that's around her age ... if he's not married or whatever. They'd look like a good pairing to me.,,20180615_20413493,00.html#20413482

I used to watch that TV show that Taylor was in about high school football in Texas called "Friday Night Lights". He seemed like a cool guy in that show. He seems like a classic Hollywood tough guy type actor that you might see in action movies or a cowboy movie or something. Chicks usually go for those types of guys ... maybe Katy too.

She shouldn't be marrying him though. Not until BOTH of them know exactly what they are getting into with their work lifestyle and all that. They better REALLY *like* each other too. It always helps if the rest of the family likes him as well.

1004 days ago
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