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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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31.

Lew    

It shoud read 'Die Was Cast'. That's the correct spelling. Not dye.

1034 days ago
32.

tenley    

She doesn't like sex, contrary to her image -- and he's a sex addict. TMZ is really awful about getting the story on these two.

1034 days ago
33.

thestupid    

This rocks!!! I am soooo calling her! Suck it Russell!

1034 days ago
34.

BellaBoo    

Y'know, when things like this happen, people always complain about the couple getting married in the FIRST place... I say: SO WHAT? They got hitched. They were madly in love for like 4 months and they got over it. It happens. They got to have awesome experiences and a wedding that most of us will never come close to. That's life, folks.

I'm glad they're keeping it civil, thus far!

1034 days ago
35.

IceGypsy    

This is why I always say you never really know someone until you have lived with them. Why people will get married before they spend time living together is beyond me.

1034 days ago
36.

nof    

My TMZ wish-list for 2012:


Staff signing their NAMES to anything published on the site.


"A source close to this situation" means nothing, as it's also anonymous -


"As one person said," also means nothing, as IT'S anonymous.


We don't know who's trying to sell us/shove down our throats WHOSE perspective/spin.


All we know ... is that it smells funny.


I'd also like for posters NOT to speculate/inform us/me regarding Harvey Levin's sexuality - as it doesn't matter.


...WHO, specifically is reporting WHAT for WHICH reason, this is all I care about...


Today's piece seems to smell of Russell Brand-spin, i.e. Russell is responsible/sober ... while Katy Perry ...


-is a wild party girl.


Reported to us anonymously, and by an anonymous TMZ staffer.

1034 days ago
37.

Liz    

Hey, hey, they fixed the spelling of "die"! Yippee. Now if they could only do something about all the spam in the comments section.

1033 days ago
38.

benice    

A 10 year age gap can be huge when one is in their 20's. I'm sure both are sad - divorce is hell.

1033 days ago
39.

Tom Thumb    

Who cares about these two?

1033 days ago
40.

I am Spartacus    

another celebrity marriage failed? NO WAY!

1033 days ago
41.

bob reed    

NO surprise - most Hollywood marriages are jokes and allows folks like the Kdians, Perry here etc. to sleep around for a while and not carry the moniker of slut....few in the LaLa crowd understand committment.

1033 days ago
42.

Brad    

Russell is making the right decision. Im a recovering alcoholic and your sobriety has to come first. Without his sobriety he has nothing. No wife, no career, no life. They both just need to find someone geared more towards there life style.

1033 days ago
43.

ohboy    

@TENLEY- BY THE WAY, look up Katy Perry- Lady Sovereign locking themselves in a bathroom for an extended period of time.
Oh sure, she doesn't like to have sex. That is the most asinine comment about a human being I have ever heard. Remember, Russel tried to make it work, Katy is KNOWN to party. HOW DID YOU EVEN GET THAT TWISTED?

Oh you hate men. Nevermind.

1033 days ago
44.

stargazer    

Well duh! Everyone already knew this! Katy knew what she was getting into when she first met him. She knew he was in recovery and she knew he didn't party. If you get involved with someone who is a recovering addict and then marry them, it's VERY irresponsible of you to have a lifestyle full of partying. If you genuinely care about someone, you don't try to force them to be around situations like that. Everyone who knows her says she expects others to bow down to her and cave in to what she wants. She's not a very nice person at all and while I can't stand Russell, it's clear that it was her fault.

1033 days ago
45.

j    

constant bickering = married --

1033 days ago
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