Russell Brand left Katy Perry devastated when he asked her for a divorce in the middle of what she thought was a dream come true. The way the comedian ended his relationship with the singer was most cruel, as she was about to walk out in front of thousands of people waiting to see her on stage.
Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s Love Story
Katy Perry and Russell Brand met during the filming of the movie Get Him to The Greek, which was released in 2010. The comedian had a leading role in the movie, while the singer had a small cameo. Their relationship progressed very fast; a year after they met, he proposed to her while they were enjoying a vacation in India. That same year, they were married in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony.
However, their marriage was brief. It lasted 14 months, but while they were together, he humiliated her in public, belittled and mocked her. For her part, Katy always gave everything for their relationship, after her concerts, she would travel with the comedian to accompany him to his presentations.
Many people claimed that he treated her badly, but she was so blinded by the great love she had for him that she did not notice the signs so clearly… until, just as Russell asked her to marry him, he also asked her for a divorce.
Russell Brand is a horrible person. The way he treated Katy Perry and now the rape accusations. pic.twitter.com/TZ00JBCORG
— sam (@hihkaty) September 17, 2023
Why Did Russell Brand and Katy Perry Break Up?
Despite Katy’s love for Russell, he decided to end their relationship, but he didn’t even do it face to face. The comedian simply sent her a text message to ask for a divorce. The singer could not believe it; she was devastated by the news, and the worst thing was that he did it right before she went out to give one of her concerts for her California Dreams Tour.
Sometime after what happened, the comedian confessed why he broke up with Katy Perry. First, he stressed that she “is an incredible person (…) It was an incredible thing to live for a moment in that aspect of cyclone-like fame.” However, he noted, “Aside from my feelings for Katy, it’s a time that I remember as being a little chaotic for me…I was a little disconnected.”
With all the pain, Katy came out on stage to please all her fans, who were waiting to see her and hear her greatest hits. She told this sad story in her documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me, where she can be seen really affected by her breakup with who she thought was the love of her life.
Russell Brand’s Abuse Allegations
Russell Brand is currently facing allegations of assault against four women between 2006 and 2013. One of the victims would have been 16 years old when things happened. Not only that, others accuse him of “controlling, abusive, and predatory” behavior.
From the beginning, he has denied everything and shared a video on social networks to emphasize that “I was very very promiscuous and the relationships I had were always consensual. I was always transparent with them, maybe even too transparent”.
This is happening pic.twitter.com/N8zIKLbJN2
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) September 15, 2023
This story was written in Spanish by Nayeli Párraga in Cultura Colectiva