Russell Brand and Katy Perry: What happened? - Metro US

Russell Brand and Katy Perry: What happened?

Without knowing either of the stars, please join me as I wildly speculate what drove Brand to file divorce papers last week.

Too much, too soon:

The two met in 2008 on the set of Brand’s comedy Get Him to the Greek. After meeting again at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009, the two started dating and it was infatuation at first sight.

Just four short months later, the two got engaged. Perry was just 25.

The two got married at a tiger sanctuary in India eight months later.

Different lifestyles

Brand is a famous former heroin and sex addict, as well as a recovering alcoholic — and is now sober and likes to stay in, watching soccer.

Katy Perry sings songs about blacking out on Friday nights — and likes to party with people like Rihanna. Oh, and Perry’s family are evangelical Christians. And, well, Brand is a recovering heroin, sex and booze addict.

The fame game

This has been the busiest year for Katy Perry — she became the first woman, and second artist overall following Michael Jackson, in the 53-year history of the Billboard Hot 100 to send five songs from an

album to No. 1 with her sophomore effort Teenage Dream. She went on a massive tour, performed at most awards shows, and debuted a rainbow of new hair colours.

Brand starred in Arthur. Enough said.

The whip cream bra finally ran out

You know what they say: In any relationship, it’s important to keep things interesting in the bedroom.

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