By: Mariah Wilson
It’s no secret that the Entertainment industry has its fair share of divorces, but the current split between a “pop princess” and a “over-the-top” comedian have left their fans asking what could have gone wrong. Russell Brand filed for divorce from Katy Perry during the holiday break after speculations that the lovers were having troubles in their marriage. Brand’s representatives told reporters that “irreconcilable differences” was the reason that their client filed for the divorce. The breakup rumors sparked when the “it” couple was photographed separately, with Brand visiting his home inEnglandand Perry spending time with friends inHawaii. The couple were both seen not wearing their wedding rings, which added more fuel to the rumors.
The two first met during the filming of Brand’s hit movie, Get Him to the Greek, in which they shared an on-screen kiss that started the romance. Unfortunately the scene was cut out of the film, but that didn’t stop the pair from meeting again. A couple months passed until the two came face to face at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, which Brand hosted and Perry performed. The British comedian-turned-actor and the 27 year old beauty began secretly dating in 2009. The Hop star did not waste any time putting a ring on the pop icon’s finger for he proposed to her while on vacation inIndia after only four months of dating.
When Katy Perry and Russell Brand married, the ceremony included two elephants for both of them to ride on and other over-the-top entertainment at a luxury resort inNorthern India. They did not sell their wedding photos saying they wanted to keep the ceremony as private and special as possible. When Brand and Perry surfaced as a married couple, they acted like a couple of school kids who just discovered love. In early December of 2011, the comedian told Ellen DeGeneres, “I am married to Katy perpetually. Until death do us part was the pledge. I am still alive,” when asked if he was having spousal problems.
Since the divorce papers only held “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split with no other information, fans and critics have made their own theories on why the two did not work out. One theory that has been spread throughout the Entertainment industry is that Katy Perry’s new partying ways has made Brand uncomfortable, who is a former alcoholic and drug addict. Another theory, which TMZ set up, is that Katy Perry asked her husband to file the divorce because she did not want to disappoint her Christian Evangelical parents who raised her to know that divorce was wrong. New details of Perry and Brand’s marriage have appeared in countless magazines and internet sites that say the couple did not sign a pre-nup. This means that Russell Brand is to get $20 million dollars that comes out of Perry’s $55 million dollar net worth.
Even though the split is difficult for both spouses, they are trying to refrain from more drama by staying friends. Brand made this clear in a statement that was given by him personally on Friday after the divorce was finalized saying, “I’ll always adore her [Perry] and I know we’ll remain friends.” The divorced couple are now beginning the healing stage of their split by spending time with family and friends. This is especially a true with Katy Perry, who has found refuge with her best friend, Rihanna. Fans of both Brand and Perry are hoping for reconciliation of the darling Teenage Dream singer and the outrageous comedian. This seems like an unlikely chance because the two are not worrying about their love life, but more on their careers.