Katy Perry, Russell Brand reach divorce settlement
February 9th, 2012
10:00 AM ET

Katy Perry, Russell Brand reach divorce settlement

Katy Perry and Russell Brand have signed off on a divorce settlement agreement without fanfare, but with plenty of happy faces and hearts.

According to court documents dated February 7, Perry and Brand have "entered into a comprehensive written settlement of all issues," including how they'll separate their property and assets.

Brand, 36, initiated their split on December 30 by filing for divorce in California, citing irreconcilable differences. Court papers granting the couple their divorce, which will be official on July 14, notes that at some point the two separated, but doesn't specify a date.

The papers also show that Perry, 27, sought to take away the court's ability to give Brand spousal support, as their "comprehensive written settlement" covers that ground, as well.

People magazine cites an anonymous source who claims that when the two married in India in October of 2010, they didn't sign a prenuptial agreement. Although the comedian would reportedly be entitled to half of what pop star Perry earned during their marriage, it's been said that Brand isn't interested in taking any money from his ex.

Perry, who signed her court documents with her name, a happy face and a heart, also requested that her maiden name, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, be legally restored.

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  1. Nephthys3807

    Katy likes to party & Russell is trying to stay straight after his bouts with various addictions. It's no wonder it didn't work.

    July 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
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  5. Jesus

    Seriously, and I mean SERIOUSLY here. Does ANYONE, including these retards' mothers, give a flying @#$%? Did ANYONE not see this coming? That abortion of a ceremony in India? Really? Can we FINALLY just make it a law that anyone in Hollywood is no longer allowed to get married? It's really insulting to the intelligence of everyone else in the world, whenever 2 celebrities get married, to say nothing of the waste of money, time, and resources.

    February 16, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. SPS

    When it comes to 'odd couples', and I mean 'Odd', they take the cake...........

    February 12, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. wordsmith

    I did not think they were properly paired...Maybe I was just jealous! I was not surprised though.

    February 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. luvtruth

    heavens to hypocrites seems our katy is a lil criminal ! she stole julianna houghs scene from rock of ages film and put it baaadly in her one that got awaw video -because she got to see the trailer early with her husband watch video on mute then trailer then tell me why nobody else can see it.

    February 10, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. erich2112x

    She's a wild little brat. Women like that can wear on you. I bet he feels great having her gone finally.

    February 10, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. lgwlesh1

    They both are good people, it just didn't work out. Russell showed a lot of class in not taking any money.

    February 10, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  11. Truth be known

    they are divorcing because she had a three way with Miss Piggy and Kermit. oink, rib-bit!

    February 10, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  12. Big Gossip

    After separated from Katy, Russell Brand wants to be an investor of West Ham United, because he is a Hammers fan since birth. Russell seems to want to live out his dreams in the near future. See the complete story about Russell Brand

    February 10, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. but seriously

    To me, neither one of them are talented. She can't even sing.

    February 10, 2012 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. SKY


    February 10, 2012 at 4:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Truth be known

      marriage is a suckers game. she sucks green donkey diks!

      February 10, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  15. lildeekayjayaye

    Isnt she a preachers daughter or something like that? Good for them to amicably divorce. And if she is a hard person,that doesnt surprise me. You cant really make a fan base if the world knows youre a b**ch!

    February 10, 2012 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  16. Kim

    I have always preferred Brand over Perry because he seems like a very genuine person who has worked hard to overcome a lot of personal demons. Perry has always just come off as a spoiled brat in my opinion. I wish both of them well but I feel a lot more empathy for Brand. But, who knows how it all really is as none of us know these people.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  17. M

    I'm not a Russell Brand fan per se but being a recovering addict doesn't make someone a bad person! He seems pretty descent considering he could've taken 1/2 of what she has & he didn't!

    February 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  18. babs

    She keeps all the money and he gets to smell his finger.

    February 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Steve-O

    Hey, Katy. I know you read these forums. Give me a call some time. We could do....lunch.

    February 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  20. gary huygen

    so many people seem to hate Katey Perry. such a shame. she has a great voice!

    February 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  21. rickmahal

    Amen Joe....that guy could get any chick he wanted with 20 million reason.....what a dufus.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • rick sux

      yeah – and you must be so handsome and rich – posting here like the LOSER you are

      February 10, 2012 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  22. joe

    Doesn't want half her money???!!! He must be stupider than he looks! He should have sang all the way to the bank.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  23. rickmahal

    This entire Blog is another Hollywood Circle Jerk...who frickin cares about these vain repulsive and shallow people like these two Morons? The Husband looks like a serial teabagger...she looks like a hussey...

    February 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • allanhowls

      Certainly, you don't care...that's why you took the time to not only read the article, but the comments.
      Methinks thou dost protest too much...and too transparently. Mouthbreathing sheep.

      February 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  24. rickmahal

    This blog is another Hollywood Circle Jerk. who really cares about Vain shallow Idiots like these people.

    February 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  25. kiidd swagg

    Katy i hope you find a better man cuz ur soooo fine

    February 9, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  26. kidd swagg

    dame divorce but they both look so good to gether

    February 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Slapnutz

    Brand is a TOOL! Thank God it's over. Just show me the big boobies!

    February 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Mfr

    She is rid of tue creep. Find someone nice!

    February 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Pitiful

    They live We sleep

    February 9, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  30. citizenUSA

    What a load of crap. Just goes to show that, you don't get married or divorced in California, or marry a celebrity anywhere.

    February 9, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  31. allie

    Plus he isnt even a mormon. There is just nothing special about him. I just dont see it. She can do much better.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Big Daddy Cool

    Yeech!...every time I see Brand's picture I need to take a hot shower...twice.

    February 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  33. S P

    Katy, if you are reading this, I am a 20 year old student at Michigan State and am wondering if you would come to my fraternity date party??? I haven't been able to find a date and you are my dream girl 🙁

    February 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hahaha


      February 9, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • dude...

      I know your still a virgin, but come on, you can still shoot higher than Katy Perry...though I admit, I know first hand east lansing doesn't offer much better

      February 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Katy Perry@SP

      I would be honored to go with you. Please contact my representative through my website:

      February 9, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  34. .•|•.

    Wow, all divorces should go so smoothly. Also, I didn't recognize her w/o pink or blue hair. That's a nice look on her!

    February 9, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth be known

      are you sick? at best she is plain looking with a plain voice. only thing going for that kunt is big b00bs and a taste for kum.

      February 10, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  35. djmc

    People def do not give russell any real credit. The guy was a huge star in britain before crossing the pond. The fact of the matter, however, is that you can be big anywhere you want, but hollywood is the big time. The big money. To me,it seems like they actually enjoyed each other, and things happen. Im sure they both have issues, maybe worse than the other, but it isnt my buisness, nor is it yours

    February 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  36. erkel

    She could give some of her money to me. I would buy soap for dirty hippies so they can take a bath.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  37. djmc

    I would think that if she was such a terrible person it would have been easy to walk with her money.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  38. youguysarerude

    Wow. You are all such trolls. Anyone deserves to be happy. If they're not happy together, let them separate without judging them. As for the morons saying that Russell Brand is a "hippy" first of all, you spelled it wrong, and second of all, he's not, and third of all, why do you care? It's not you, get over it. A hippie is someone who promotes peace. Get over yourselves.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  39. timmy

    I like fried tattoes. McDonalds nake some yummy ones.

    February 9, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  40. vittoriokiss

    He was given $20 million and he turn it down, wow, she is lucky he is not a gold digger.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOL

      he has his own money – he starred in several movies – albeit bad ones.

      February 10, 2012 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  41. haveopinion

    Nice person? Perry has it in her contract that no one back stage or driving her is allowed to look her in the face. Maybe it's because of her horrible skin, as she confesses to in her commercials Brand deserves better and I'm delighted he was the one to file for divorce. Perry is going to end up one of those "used to be's".

    February 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      Could you post her contract here so we can see your lies for ourselves??

      February 9, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ross

      seems ol james has a sick love affair with katie – in HIS weak mind!

      hey jimbo – you are ugly and stupid – she wouldnt even spit on your worthless face

      February 10, 2012 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  42. E/R

    Im not trying to be mean or negative. Its just that nobody likes a hippy.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Derp

      Ah! I see now! The word of the week is Hippy.



      U R Lame.

      February 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  43. E/R

    He has long hair. I bet he is a hippy. Those dirty lice infested flea ridden hippies are just gross.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Matt

    They are a couple of idiots.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Pat

    Did they consult with the kardashians?

    February 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  46. That's What's Up

    I wonder if he ever used her bazoombas as a c.o.ck caddy

    February 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Snappy53

    He showed class by not taking any of her earnings. Best of luck to both.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Name*jsmith@aol.com

    Those tatas are back on the market. Hooray.

    February 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  49. 14

    anyone that likes Hello Kitty has to be nice. i wish she was my friend.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  50. RICK

    Yall sure dont like her very much. She really doesnt seem that terrible to me.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Chiquita BeenThere

      Apparently she is still sowing her wild oats with the roosters and the hens and he want's a committed relationship. He is the nice one after all!

      February 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      Where is everyone getting that he's such a good guy?? He's a s3x addict.

      February 9, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ross

      James – SHADDUP already – damn – youre an idiot!

      February 10, 2012 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
  51. Nikki

    Brand deserves better. She parties too much and he works hard at staying sober. I wish him luck and she can bite a rats butt.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      I don't dislike him, but he is the alcoholic and drug addict, and she parties too much?

      February 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer@Bill

      Correction: He is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. He has to work every day to stay clean and sober. She is young and loves to party. This marriage never should have happened in the first place. Brand seems like a decent person who is trying to put his demons behind him.

      February 9, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • JessMN

      I'll take him – I have no issue not partying!

      February 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      He's a s3x addict..it's she who deserves better.

      February 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Observer

    I never thought I would say this, but Brand seems like a class act. Perry, not so much.

    February 9, 2012 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  53. Iknowher

    I have worked on set with Perry many times in promotional shoots and videos....No she is not the nice sweet girl she has perfected playing to the media. A hard woman, harsh with all around her and mean. I believe she is extremely talented and envy that talent, but its obvious she knows it and that the rest of us are beneath her.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • noyoudont

      No, you do not know her, and have never worked with her.
      Stop lying.

      February 9, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jonny Karson

      I also heard about her evil reputation from many others.

      February 9, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • allanhowls

      I think her well-publicized 40+-page contract rider shows just how "sweet" she really is.
      Don't talk to her, don't look at her, redecorate your venue to suit her.

      And of course, we all know what divas stand-up comics are...suuuuuure.

      You can't trust those crazy fundies.

      February 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sue

      I remember when she was on American Idol. She was so rude and full of herself. I couldnt stand her. She is mean!

      February 9, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth be known

      B 1 T C H sayz it all.

      February 10, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  54. =^_^=

    I was wonderring the same thing. Hope you and everyone are having a great day.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  55. DEB

    Where did the "Perry" name come from? Another marriage? Or is it just because we already have a Kate Hudson in Hollywood? So what is her name gonna be now?

    February 9, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Nikki

      Yes, she uses Perry as her stage name so she is not confused with the actress Kate Hudson.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Meme

      I believe she stated in an interview on youtube that Perry is her mothers maiden name and she didn't wanna be confused with Kate Hudson.

      February 9, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Perry is her mother's maiden name, which like someone else has said, she used to avoid being confused with Kate Hudson, the actress.

      February 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • AceRyder

      I don't know if anyone told you yet, but:

      She didn't want to be confused. With Kate Hudson. Hence Perry. Mother's maiden name. Old stage name. Can't believe no one wrote this yet!

      February 9, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • CAsch

      Oh. Uh, by the way. Perry? That's her mom's maiden name. Also, there was already a Kate Hudson running around, so to keep things from getting awkward at parties, she decided to just use that as her name.

      February 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • BED

      I'm not sure but I think Perry is her mother's maiden name, and she didn't want to be confused with Kate Hudson.

      February 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • R

      I think her mother's maiden name is Perry and she uses it because she didn't want to be confused with Kate Hudson.

      February 10, 2012 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
    • P.J.

      I'm not sure if this is just a rumor, but I read somewhere that her mother's name is Perry and she didn't want to be confused with Kate Hudson.;)

      February 10, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • boarddog

      Don't know if ya heard yet but I think her mother's maiden name is Perry and she uses it because she didn't want to be confused with Kate Hudson.

      February 10, 2012 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
    • SeanNJ

      Beats me. Guess it'll have to remain a mystery.

      February 10, 2012 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  56. ^_^

    She really seems like a sweet and kind person. Best wishes to her.

    February 9, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • James

      Brand is a s3x addict. She can do waaaayy better than him.

      February 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • RusTnuts

      She's lucky Brand wasn't the scorned female type or he would have taken her for all she was worth!

      February 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |

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