"Sometimes you can be blinded by your extreme emotions. I definitely was looking for answers, and during that time I wrote that song, and I was depressed and it was sad. And there were thoughts, but there were never actions... thankfully. I wanted to share that side of my story because I know there are so many other people out there that have gone through things like that, and you always feel like you're the only one going through it." Katy Perry on the dark lyrics of her album track By the Grace of God, which she wrote following her split from ex-husband Russell Brand.
Russell Brand has become embroiled in a war of words with Donald Trump on Twitter.com. The businessman started the spat on Thursday (16Oct14) when he tweeted about Brand's appearance on a TV chat show, writing, "I watched Russell Brand... on (a TV show) the other night - what the hell do people see in Russell - a major loser!"
The Apprentice star went on to publish another Tweet that referenced Brand's doomed 14-month marriage to pop star Katy Perry, adding "@katyperry must have been drunk when she married Russell Brand..."
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall funnyman retaliated by posting cutting remarks about Trump's hair style, the origins of his wealth and his lifelong sobriety, writing, "@realDonaldTrump are you drunk when you write these tweets? Or does that foam you spray on your bald head make you high?"
Brand went on to tweet a link to an article suggesting the bulk of Trump's wealth came from his father, Fred Trump, and he is not the self-made business man he proudly claims to be, adding, "I don't think your daddy left you any witty ripostes, and everything you have you inherited."
Trump later tweeted a message aimed at Brand's ex-wife Perry, writing, "@katyperry I watched Russell Brand and I think his mind is fried - he looks really bad. Russell is a total joke, a dummy who is lost!"
"I really enjoyed it. Katy Perry is an amazing person... What happened was after you get married, like anyone who's been married or come out of a relationship, you obviously have a lot of expectations, and if those expectations don't work out, then it's probably time to grow a big beard and walk around in pyjamas. That's my advice." British comedian Russell Brand reflects on his 14-month marriage to pop star Katy Perry. Their divorce was finalised in 2012.
British actor/comedian Russell Brand has reportedly split from his girlfriend Jemima Khan after more than a year together. The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star has been dating British socialite Khan on and off since 2013, but a new report published in Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper suggests the couple has parted ways.
A source tells the publication, "The relationship's simply run its course."
The romance was believed to be Brand's first serious relationship since divorcing pop star Katy Perry. Khan previously dated actor Hugh Grant.
Katy Perry has broadened her horizons when it comes to romance after realizing many suitors lie about dating a superstar.
The Teenage Dream singer, who was married to funnyman Russell Brand and dated John Mayer, admits she has made huge mistakes when it comes to falling in love, but as she prepares for her 30s, she's determined to find the perfect guy.
The 29 year old tells the new issue of Harper's Bazaar magazine, "What I've learned is that if you don't have the foundation of self-love first, you really have nowhere to pull love from to give it away. I had to learn about taking care of myself before I could take care of others. I want to mommy everyone. I want to take care of them. I want to save them, and I forget myself in the meantime. I learned that through therapy. "As I'm heading into my 30s, I have less time for bulls**t. I look for the same characteristics: a sense of humour - someone who makes me laugh off the charts - someone who is sensitive, someone who loves and understands music, and who is really smart."
She adds, "A lot of times I've ended up with people who have been intimidated by me, unfortunately. They say they're not, but it comes out in the long run. They're threatened, or there's resentment because they don't know how to handle it." But Perry admits she's not in the market for online dating just yet, stating, "I'm not really on the street. It's usually just through friends of friends. We have a lot of dinner parties. I'm definitely not on Tinder, even though I joke about it."
Katy Perry is considering becoming a mother in the next five years, and she insists she doesn't need a man to realise her baby dreams.
The Dark Horse singer, who was briefly married to funnyman Russell Brand and dated singer/songwriter John Mayer, is currently single, but she's not letting her unlucky-in-love status interfere with her baby plans.
She tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I want to be doing that in the right time, and that's not in the next two years, you know? Maybe it's in a five-year plan, but I need to really be able to focus 100 per cent of my attention on it. I don't really want to take the child on tour. Not until, like, birth through five is over."
"I don't need a dude... It's 2014! We are living in the future; we don't need anything... I'm not anti-men. I love men. But there is an option if someone doesn't present himself."
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Katy Perry has opened up about her failed marriage to Russell Brand and broken romance with John Mayer in the new issue of Cosmopolitan after becoming the first person to grace all of the magazine's global covers at once.
The pop superstar, who is reportedly back in the arms of her ex-boyfriend Robert Ackroyd, bares her soul in a revealing new interview with U.S. comedienne Chelsea Handler.
Speaking about her former husband Brand, she insists that their marriage seems very distant, explaining, "It feels like a hundred lifetimes ago, so it's like digging up an old grave. "A lot of therapy has happened and a lot of understanding and growth... Sometimes you have to go through all this s**t to get your grips on life and figure out what the next boundaries in your love life are going to be. You have to go through the mud in order to find that peaceful place. In the long run, it was necessary for me to have more of a teammate."
And it appears she may have found that, at least for a short time, in ex-boyfriend Mayer. Perry tells the July (14) issue of the magazine, "I have a lot of respect for (John) still." The singer split from Brand at the end of 2011, and she ended her relationship with Mayer in February (14).
Katy Perry has reconciled with Florence + The Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd almost two years after they split, according to a new report. The Firework hitmaker dated the British musician in 2012 following the disintegration of her marriage to Russell Brand the previous year (11).
Their romance fizzled out after several months and Perry began a new relationship with rocker John Mayer, but she has reportedly reunited with Ackroyd, with reports suggesting they were seen kissing at an afterparty for her Prismatic tour date in London over the weekend (30May-01Jun14).
A source tells Britain's The Sun, "Katy and Rob seemed to be very much back together at her party on Saturday night. They were inseparable, kissing, flirting and cuddling away in front of the roadies, celebs and friends at the bash. There were a fair few famous faces in the room but Katy and Rob only had eyes for each other."
Perry split from Mayer earlier this year (14).
Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams were among the stars who helped raise $2.4 Million (£1.5 million) at the Museum of Contemporary Art's 35th anniversary gala in Los Angeles. The glamorous event at the L.A. gallery on Saturday (29Mar14) attracted the cream of the art and entertainment world, with guests paying from $2,500 to $100,000 (£1,562 - £62,000) for tickets.
Stars including Perry and Williams attended, along with Glee's Dianna Agron, Owen Wilson, Ellen Pompeo, Jane Fonda, Ryan Seacrest and Chloe Sevigny, who all enjoyed a lavish dinner at the bash, organised by luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton.
The evening also featured a special performance by superstar singer Diana Ross.
Ticket sales and donations pulled in $1.2 million, which was matched by art collector Maurice Marciano.
After walking the red carpet sporting a glow-in-the-dark purse, Perry revealed she had set aside the whole day to learn more about art, saying, "Today we did an art crawl. We went to see some private collations and went to galleries. I got to meet with a whole punch of contemporary artists. I have a list."
Russell Brand's girlfriend has sparked engagement rumours after she was spotted wearing a ring on her wedding finger during an outing with the funnyman. The actor/comedian has been dating British socialite Jemima Khan on and off since last year (13), and they fuelled gossip about the status of their relationship during a day out in London on Saturday (22Mar14).
Khan was photographed wearing a gold ring on her left hand, prompting speculation the couple is planning a wedding.
They have yet to comment on the rumours. Brand was previously married to pop star Katy Perry, while Khan previously dated actor Hugh Grant.