Newlyweds Katy Perry, Russell Brand head to the Maldives for honeymoon


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After elaborate nuptials Saturday at a tiger sanctuary in India, Katy Perry and Russell Brand headed off on a chartered jet to the Maldives on Monday to start their honeymoon.

A Christian minister who’s a longtime Perry family friend performed a ‘private and spiritual ceremony,’ the newlyweds said in a statement, and Perry briefly confirmed the marriage via Twitter on Sunday. The bride reportedly wore a dove gray Elie Saab gown.

Local officials have more of a hangover than a honeymoon -- they’re investigating whether any noise or disturbance laws were broken during the event, E! News reports.


Meanwhile, two Brand bodyguards who tangled Friday with four news photographers and left them stranded in a tiger park issued an apology acknowledging ‘physical assault’ and ‘bad behavior.’ Police let the matter go after the written apology.

In other Katy Perry news: Monday is the singer’s 26th birthday.

-- Christie D’Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Top photo: Russell Brand on a jungle safari ride in Ranthambore National Park in India on Oct. 22, 2010. Credit: Manan Vatsyayana / AFP / Getty Images

Second photo: A bodyguard, center in the white shirt, clashes with news photographers while a security guard holds AFP photographer Manan Vatsyayana, right, at the Ranthambore National Park on Oct. 22, 2010. The photographers had been following a jeep carrying Russell Brand at a distance the bodyguards deemed too close. Credit: Saran Vaid / AFP / Getty Images

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