Katy Perry claims Russell Brand asked for a divorce via text message
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Pop star Katy Perry has revealed that Russell Brand told her he was divorcing her in a text message.
The couple split just 14 months after getting married in India in 2010.
Perry, 28, told the US edition of Vogue magazine that Brand, 38, was not comfortable with the singer being his equal.
"Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31 2011," she told the magazine.
Perry said the British comedian was "hysterical in some ways until he started making jokes about me" when he did not know that she was in the audience at one of his shows.
The Firework singer said she invited Brand "time and time again" to join her on tour.
She told the July issue of Vogue: "I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they're, like, I can't handle the equalness. He didn't like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour.
"So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting. I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can't necessarily disclose."
Perry, who has recently been linked to Twilight star Robert Pattinson, said she was no longer seeing singer John Mayer, but added that she was still "madly in love" with the US singer-songwriter.
:: The July issue of Vogue goes on sale on June 25
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