January 02, 2012 12:30 PM by Perry Miller
Russell Brand has filed papers to divorce Katy Perry. The colorful couple have been confronted with rumors of strife in their relationship since the beginning of their romance. The rumor mill went into overdrive when Katy Perry was spotted in Hawaii spending Christmas with friends instead of Russell Brand and not wearing her wedding ring. So what led to the demise of the famous couple? Read on to find out.
When Katy Perry appeared on American Idol, as a judge and to perform, she had nothing but great things to say about her husband Russell Brand, fast-forward a few months and the famous couple is calling it quits after just 14 months of marriage.
The couple’s romance began at the August 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. Russell Brand was serving as host for the second straight year and Katy Perry was slated to perform. The couple flirted their way through rehearsals and made their debut as a couple a few weeks later at Paris Fashion Week. A few months later in December, Russell proposed while the couple was vacationing in India. They returned to India in October 2010 to wed in a lavish ceremony.
The couple, friends told TMZ, were head over heels for each other when they wed, both fascinated with being with someone who was an extreme opposite of themselves. But the honeymoon was over quickly. The couple’s romance could not overcome constant separation due to work and different values.
Katy Perry was raised by strict evangelical parents in California while Russell Brand was raised in working-class London by a single parent. After a rough childhood, Russell turned to alcohol and drugs. Now sober, he was more of a homebody than Katy, who enjoyed going out and partying. This would often lead to arguments when Russell would want to leave parties early.
In 2010, a month before her wedding, Katy Perry told Rolling Stone that her strict Christian upbringing would sometimes affect her relationship with the outrageous antics of actor/comedian Russell Brand. “I am sensitive to Russell taking the Lord’s name in vain and to Lady Gaga putting a rosary in her mouth,” she told the mag. “I think when you put sex and spirituality in the same bottle and shake it up, bad things happen.”
There is no happy ending to this tale of opposites attracting, Russell Brand filed papers to end the marriage in Los Angeles over the weekend. But the former couple insist there is no bad blood and neither cheated. As one friend told TMZ, “It was just a bad pairing”.
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