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Katy Perry Says Russell Brand Divorced Her Through A Text Message

For Katy Perry and Russell Brand, things starting out good but quickly went downhill.

“He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him,” Perry told Vogue magazine.

They married in 2010, but the relationship came to an end in December 2011. Perry said Brand was a funny man while they were married and she does place some of the blame for the divorce on herself because of her travel schedule.

“[He was] hysterical in some ways … Until he started making jokes about me and he didn’t know I was in the audience because I had come to surprise him at one of his shows," she said. “So. Hysterical to a point. I mean, I have to claim my own responsibility in things. I do admit that I was on the road a lot. Although I invited him time and time again, and I tried to come home as much as I possibly could.”

She then goes on to explain why there was no footage of Brand in her documentary, "Katy Perry: Part of Me."

“That wasn’t edited to leave footage out — there wasn’t any footage of him,” Perry said. “At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, I can’t handle the equalness. He didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour. So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting.”

She added: “I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day. I let go and I was like 'this isn’t because of me; this is beyond me.' So I have moved on from that.”

She said she has not spoken to him since the divorce.

“Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011,” she said.


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