Katy Perry and Russell Brand clearly had their share of problems, but his craziness was not one of them, despite what certain reports would have you believe.
On the contrary: If anything, the 36-year-old Brand, who has been sober seven years, may have been too much of a homebody for social butterfly Katy, 28.
According to sources close to the couple, they tried to make it work, but were just too different and parted amicably. Sad, but nothing like this portrayal:
No clue why Us decided to trash Russell Brand, who (raunchy stand up comedy and Michele Bachmann crazy eyes aside) is really not that wild anymore.
Nor did he blindside her with the divorce, as the above cover says. Russell Brand filed for divorce instead of Katy because of her family's religious beliefs.
As for explosive fights, that's news to people close to the couple.
"I was shocked when I found out," a source told People. "I thought they would be together for a long time. Maybe not forever – but definitely not just 14 months."
"They were always laughing," the source went on to say. "They were very affectionate, always holding hands. They seemed like they were really in love."
Another source who spent time with Brand and Perry said that despite the split, they "took marriage very seriously ... these aren't people who give up."
Long and short: It just didn't work out. But that doesn't make it scandalous.