Katy Perry Divorce: Russell Brand Files on Behalf of Both For Family's Sake

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The divorce of Katy Perry and Russell Brand was months in the making, and the pop star was NOT blindsided by the actor/comedian's filing, reports say.

They decided Brand would file the court papers in the divorce because she didn't want to upset her religious parents, sources close to the couple indicate.

Katy and Russell knew the relationship was on the rocks months ago, but didn't want to bail on the marriage without a concerted effort to work it out.

Sadly, both sides ultimately felt "it just wasn't there."

Russell Brand, Katy Perry

Katy Perry and Russell Brand in happier times.

Katy and Russell were on board with the divorce weeks ago - there was no massive fight that triggered the split - but didn't want to be in L.A. when the papers were filed.

Thus, he went back to England and she went to Hawaii for Christmas.

Fans of Katy know her parents are evangelical Christians, who raised her to believe that divorce is morally wrong. Out of respect to Katy and her family, Russell was the one to officially file; It's unclear how or when Katy will legally respond.

Brand released a statement confirming the split but insisting the two will always love each other and remain friends. Here's hoping that's true, but don't bet on a reconciliation.

These two appear to have had problems since the get-go.

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If Russel Brand is lookin for the right girl I'm waiting for him in Texas ;) I've been in love with him since the first time I saw him! ;)

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katy, did u really think u and russell were a match? really?? i could see this train wreck would end quickly. you were raised christian and deep down your family's feelings matter to u. i think u want to fit in so u party a lot but deep down u r just a 'good girl' and will never find fulfillment with a bad boy. also i feel for russell if he is a recovering drug addict and u were bringing him out 'partyin'...what were u thinking??

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I'm sorry that things didn't work out for them. Here's hoping they really do stay friends and that they both find the right person for them.

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I am sickened by this news! I think they complimented each other well! I wish them both the very best and I'm glad to hear they will remain friends! Good Luck Katy & Russel!

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I like both of them and wish them well and hope that one day they will find the right person at the right time. And to the people who r trashin These peeps....jeez I hope people treat you better than your treating them.

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Why do celebrities even bother getting married? There's so much less legal mess when you don't marry. Seems to be working for Brad and Angelina--proof you don't NEED to marry to br a solid couple.

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Russell has insecurity issues, stemming from when he was obesely overweight. My guess is that this is at the forefront of their problems.

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This is sad news but mostly likely to happen they only dated eachother for a few weeks before getting married and they honestly werent seem together much.. I think this is the most civil hollywood divorce evEr. I respect both of them for that. Katy and Russel are both great people.

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Stop being so judgement everyone. I thought that Russell and Katy looked happy together I was a little surprised to see that they were getting divorced I wish Katy the best

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It seems like she wanted the divorce too, so the fact that he had to file out of respect for her parents is just cr*p. He seems like quite a fickle personality so I don't wonder he couldn't see the marriage through, but seriously, she's not much better. Sounds like she too needs to grow up and take responsibility for herself.

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Born
Birthplace
Santa Barbara, California
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Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson