Katy Perry Reveals Why Her Marriage to Russell Brand Really Fell Apart

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Katy PerryKaty Perry has been happily dating John Mayer for awhile now and rumor has it they will probably get married soon. But given how short her first marriage to Russell Brand was, no doubt she might be a little wary. Katy has finally opened up about what caused the quick demise of their marriage, and I think it's something a lot of couples can relate to. Katy told Marie Claire:

[Brand] really wanted me to have children, and I knew I wasn't ready.

Wow, Russell jumped on the kid wagon pretty quickly, didn't he? Consdering they were only married for 14 months -- and probably not getting along for much of that.

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The "Roar" singer and Robert Pattinson friend (with benefits?) told the mag about her desire to hold off on babies:

If I have a kid, then I would have to sacrifice. I'd have to be home more. I really wanted to, but I knew I wasn't ready for it. It wasn't like, "Hey, let's have a kid because we're in love."

Katy did a smart thing. It doesn't sound like the marriage had a strong foundation to begin with, no matter how much in love they were, and a baby probably would have just ripped it apart sooner. And then there would be a child to deal with.

Too often people make the mistake of having kids, thinking it will bring them closer together. But 2 a.m. feedings, finances, and the stress of a child can do the opposite. If the marriage is strong, it could definitely bring you closer. If not, no amount of kids will fix it.

Still, just because Katy didn't want kids doesn't mean that Russell should have broken up with her by text message on New Year's Eve. That right there says a lot about how much he would have been there for her during pregnancy and child rearing.

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Russell has a great sense of humor and he seems like a good person -- he befriends homeless people -- but that doesn't mean the couple would have been good parents together.

Good thing they got this one over with early. At 29, Katy still has lots of time to pop a few kids out. Probably with John Mayer! We shall see.

Do you think Katy made the right decision? Should you have a kid if your spouse is ready but you aren't?


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MamaD... MamaDV1012

Isn't this one of those topics you deal with BEFORE getting married?  Just sayin....

nonmember avatar Katrina

My baby was 100% planned but the father (my husband) decided after less than a year that he didn't want a kid after all. Shit happens. People change. So, they could have discussed it but something changed down the road. Just saying.

nonmember avatar Dar

Katy blew it. Maybe he's changed his colors but John has been known as a womanizer. Brand is probably a genius (regarding social change and economic inequality) besides being a great funnyman and also acting sincere about committment. Wanting kids when your wife is 28? And both are loaded with money, with no financial worries. Katy now has plenty of time to reflect and see how Johnny does it.

nonmember avatar Mel

I think he is a controller. From some of the statements she has said it seemed he wanted her to do things a certain way or else he didn't want to be with her. Ta da! If they were married and he took that as a sacred vow he could wait for her and be her supporter. Help her feel more prepared and ready for children. But how easily he ran off when times got tough shows he wasn't ready to be there for rocky times. There is always some rocky times.

Vinta... VintageWife

"only 14 months?"


You say it like they met 14 hours beforehand.

D.j. Lord


katy "how dare my republican parents wanna see me perform at the inauguration" perry...consider yourself lucky,russell


nonmember avatar Rachel

'Probably with John Mayer'??? She's pregnant by him now... :-)

nonmember avatar Chloe

Like you can believe anything Perry says. The biggest joke here is that we're suppose to believe John Mayer is going to marry her? I will believe hell froze over when that happens!

Eddie... EddiesMama1983

Yeah, then he would expect Katy to stay home and raise the children. Can you imagine Russell Brand as a father? I can't! 

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