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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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31.

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.

902 days ago
32.

stella    

that's actually pretty amazing. shouldn't be, but it is.

902 days ago
33.

♥TMZ but ...    

I think it was just one big publicity stunt and it worked for both of them

902 days ago
34.

Margarita    

I remember that Deryck Whibley not "refused to accept millions" from Lavigne and everybody sad "everybody would not"

902 days ago
35.

John    

He's acting on a noble whim. He'll regret not taking the money when she does something that really pisses him off.

902 days ago
36.

Carl    

Russell is a multi-millionaire in his own right! Yes, right now, Katy is making more, but you've got to stop running these stories where you make him sound like he was making 30k a year or something and hit the jackpot by marrying her. That's more of the situation with Julia Roberts and her husband or Matt Damon and his wife, NOT Katy and Russell.

902 days ago
37.

nusox n draws    

gimme dat

902 days ago
38.

brad    

Russell has a few movies about to come out like "Rock of Ages" with Tom Cruise. He'd going to be the host of a talk show on FX Network.

He might be in a big budget movie playing "Worzel Gummidge" soon. That's a leading role where he gets top billing on the movie poster as well as a really big paycheck.

Russell might have about $10 million or so in the bank now. He's going to be just fine financially. Katy and Russell both will continue to be big stars.

Katy is probably going to be shining a good bit brighter though. I bet Katy might be a superstar like Madonna for another 20+ years. She's a fantastic musician. If she can continue to make the magic hit songs in the studio she'll do it.

She might be doing a bunch of TV shows and movies before long too. Maybe she'll be a guest star on the hit show "New Girl" playing Zooey Deschanel's sister since they look a lot alike.

902 days ago
39.

Whatever    

Jim in Cali, you're a complete idiot. This isn't some other century where marriages are arranged. Moron. Your comment is ridiculous. They're actually normal people who got married too fast and have enough common sense to recognize that and not screw up the other person by taking money that while legally theirs to take, wasn't the right thing to take. To Russell Brand in particular, who made less during the marriage: winning.

902 days ago
40.

Sam Karr    

Who gives a flying f*#k?? Her music sucks, his movies suck, so why should their marriage be any different? Another Hollywood divorce ... surprise, surprise.

902 days ago
41.

christy    

I have a lot of respect for him

902 days ago
42.

Linda    

Oksana are you reading this?

902 days ago
43.

David    

Men are so stupid and women know that. She would have taken him to the cleaners if he had been the one with more money. He is a dumbass.

902 days ago
44.

niles    

Trust me, if he had more than pocket change rattling around, she'd be going after it faster than his movie career fizzled out. They're both a couple of fools not to sign prenups - also the divorce ain't over yet.

902 days ago
45.

David    

He is a stupid ass for not taking the money from his whore wife. She would have taken as much as she could if he had been richer. Men are sooooo stupid and women know that.

902 days ago
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