“It was the first kind of breaking of my idealistic mind,” the 35-year-old recalled about the breakdown of their marriage. “I was having great success at 23, 24 and 25 and then I met someone that was interesting and stimulating. It was just like a tornado, it was everything happening at once.
“But I’ve always really resonated with friction and resistance and challenges."
According to Perry, who recently gave birth to a daughter with Orlando Bloom, she knows that hard work often leads to something great, explaining: "I know that inherently it’s going to take a lot of work but we’re going to get somewhere great, or it's going to be a beautiful diamond."
“All this pressure is going to turn into a beautiful diamond,” she said.
Perry and the Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor married in 2010 before divorcing in 2011 after 14 months.
According to Perry, Brand asked for a divorce via text message on New Year’s Eve.
“He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him,” the Firework singer told Vogue in 2013. “Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011.”
During the recent interview, Perry also discussed her relationship with Bloom, which she described as a “healthy frictional, very open, very communicative, nothing is swept under the mat type of relationship."
The couple welcomed their first child together, Daisy Dove, last Wednesday.
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