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Katy & Russell

No Prenup, No Regrets

2/11/2012 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Katy Perry and Russell Brand never entertained the idea of signing a prenup
Katy Perry
and Russell Brand never entertained the idea of signing a prenup -- and if they could do it all over again ... they wouldn't have changed a thing, sources close to the couple tell TMZ.

According to sources, Katy and Russell's marriage happened so fast, they never really had the opportunity to summon their lawyers and hash out a prenup ... nor did either really believe they needed one.

We’re told both felt comfortable one wouldn’t screw the other in the event of a divorce -- they both knew where the other person stood on money, life, religion ... everything.

TMZ broke the story ... Russell refused to accept $20 million of Katy's money he was entitled to as part of the divorce -- exactly half the money she made during the course of their marriage.

Sources tell us, Russell was never a materialistic person and never spent much -- he never got into entertainment for the money.

As one source put it, "Russell is a very simple person who doesn’t need much to make him happy."

The source adds, “He would never take money that [Katy] earned. That’s not Russell. And if it was the other way around, Katy wouldn’t have taken it either. They respect each other too much."

Where is Hollywood and what have you done with it?!?!

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brad    

I think both of them realize that shouldn't have gotten married in the first place. The usual things that cause big problems with Hollywood couples broke them up. Things like the long stretches of time they have to be apart, the Hollywood party scene, petty jealousies, ego, etc.

In Russell's case, the Hollywood party scene caused plenty of friction because Russell is sober and drugs nearly killed him when he was younger. I doubt that Katy has been a hardcore drunk or does drugs all that much but I'm sure she had plenty of friends in the music business who did.

I bet Katy is just a social drinker and she just smokes a little weed every now and then like half the people in their 20s out in California do ... especially if they're in show business. Katy is probably considered to be a "lightweight" when it comes to partying compared to most of them. She probably has to go lie down for a while after 4 or 5 drinks.

If they didn't get married, they might still be together like Brad and Angelina are. Brad and Angelina never got married but they might do it before long because their kids want them to.

923 days ago
17.

writenow    

Very Classy. Great role modeling. Thanks. And then we have the dolt, supervised visitation monitor Elizabeth Griffin-Hall

923 days ago
18.

Seldombinlaid    

Russell is a gentleman, and was by no means broke so... Very mature of both of them.

923 days ago
19.

brad    

I just want Katy to WIN A GRAMMY AWARD tomorrow. I want to see that girl smiling. She should be happy at this time in her life. I bet Russell does too even though they just got divorced. He knows how much talent Katy has. Who knows, maybe they'll even be BFFs down the road.

Even with the stiff competition this year from Adele, I think she should get at least one of them. If she doesn't something is seriously wrong with the Grammy awards judges.

Katy's first two albums are fantastic and I bet her songs will be popular for a very long time. She doesn't just do the high energy, fun type songs like "I Kissed a Girl" and "California Gurls". She also does some really good SLOW SONGS like Adele. You have to listen to all of the songs on her albums to see what I'm talking about ... songs like "Thinking of You" and "The One That Got Away".

This slow song called "Not Like The Movies" should be the 7th #1 hit from her Teenage Dream album. I'm surprised Katy didn't do an "official Vevo video" for it.

If the Grammy people like slower songs then this is a good one they should pay attention to when it comes to handing out the awards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ewTkrfaWtA

"Firework" is also an inspiring, really good song. It's one of those uplifting anthem songs like U2 does so well. That's the song she got the Grammy nominations for. Katy should definitely win the "Best Pop Solo Performance" Grammy if doesn't get the "Record of the Year" Grammy. Her performance in the "Firework" video is WAAAY better than any video I've seen by Adele or the others ones nominated for that award. She looks so smokin' hot in that video it's ridiculous. Her hair looks really good in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGJuMBdaqIw&ob=av2e

923 days ago
20.

pam    

So what does this say about those 'actors' or 'celebrities' who do demand and receive 20 to 60 million dollars a picture? They cannot say to me through a interview that money is not what that use to define themselves, the funny or ironic part of this is the fact that it is untrue, look at the public who will watch anything that has 'there favorite best looking person in the film' thus he or she can and does ask for more and more money. Feed them while you go hungry,I will not . All it says about you is your bankable, not that you are a good actor. You do not have to have so much money and still justify YOU ACT for the Oscar(which makes you more valuable?)A celebrity is in it for money, a actor is not, just MO.

923 days ago
21.

Dennis Johnson    

I like both of them and am sorry it did not work out.I think they both show class.

923 days ago
22.

Madness    

A touch of class to counteract the Oksanas and Pilars. I suddenly find myself Russell Brand's biggest fan.

923 days ago
23.

Kari    

They have handled this in a refreshing, classy way. Kudos.

923 days ago
24.

Kaffee    

Two normal, nice people. Refreshing.

923 days ago
25.

Penelope    

That is not the reason he did not "except" 20 million. Pride. Or something else motivated him not to take his due. He could have put it in a trust for the poor kids or something. And when he is an old man in need of money for a good medical care. Foolish decision to not take the money for future use.

923 days ago
26.

Concerned    

Perhaps the reason this separation is amicable is that there was no cheating involved. Its possible. Nothing angers a spouse more than cheating. Maybe people are vindictive because they have been scarred deeply by a cheating, uncaring spouse. Think, people. Your sexual activities are very important irregardless of what the media tries to convince you of. If you can't control your sexual activities, no committed relationship will work - ever. Its that simple. You reap what you sow.

923 days ago
27.

Nicoleasm    

This girl is as simple as a box of cereal. You got lucky katy! Of course you'd say you will do it the same way again b/c hind sight is 20/20. You obviously didnt know him all that well b/c you're divorcing after only one year! Just think you were lucky and don't take that gamble with your fortune next time around b/c you "know their heart". The next guy might not be as generous

923 days ago
28.

Cynstriss    

Glad to hear of such civility.

923 days ago
29.

IceGypsy    

Nice to see. Have always loved Russell, and have a great deal of respect for the man now too. It's a shame that it didn't work out between them.

923 days ago
30.

luna    

I'm beginning to believe that their marriage was just a publicity stunt. What sane entertainer, who has any success at all, doesn't sign a pre-nup? Once they saw that their big romance wasn't doing anything for their careers, they called it quits and Russell decided to write a tell-all book instead. Maybe he's hoping that that will net him more of a publicity boost and some income as well.

923 days ago
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