Katy Perry: No one speaks for her (but here’s what they’re saying)
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Katy Perry and Russell Brand are keeping busy, just trying to stay apart. Oh, and it seems her parents couldn’t be happier.
But first a heads-up: Perry said Saturday on Twitter that '[c]oncerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, ‘close sources’ or my family,’ so you might want to stop reading right now -- or keep going, to find out what all Katy might be referring to.
So! For those who’ve chosen to continue, it looks as if Brand has moved out of the couple’s $6.5-million Hollywood Hills home, and that Perry will get to keep the house. But, will Katy have to cut her ex-hubby a check for the mansion? It is likely, if she plans to stay long term, TMZ reported.
It looks as if Brand will lose some of the spotlight too, with Perry strutting the red carpet for the upcoming award shows including the People’s Choice Awards and the Grammys. This week rumors were swirling that Brand was actually uninvited to the People’s Choice ceremony, but E! Online said he in fact declined the invitation.
And to top it off, Perry’s parents took the already-public divorce to a whole new level, using their daughter’s name to help spread the good word, Britain’s Sun reported.
Evangelical pastors Keith and Mary Hudson opened up about their daughter’s split Wednesday night at Church on the Rise in Westlake, Ohio. ‘I’m sure Katy is trending on the Internet just to get you to church tonight,’ Mary said jokingly, according to the Sun. ‘I mean all over the world, who knows how God is bringing them in? The most important thing is you are here and God wants to put the fire in you in 2012.’
The crowd of 300 (perhaps drawn in by the ‘Kate Perry’s parents’ sign outside) watched clips of the couple with their daughter and listened to lessons about being judgmental of others.
‘I love my daughter and I will always love her,” Keith told the church while choking back tears. ‘Stop being judgmental and critical. Do not close the doors to your loved ones, especially your children.’
Her father also touched on the benefits of having a celebrity in the family when it comes to sharing their Christian message.
‘What has taken place in my daughter’s life has opened many opportunities to go in and be with guarded and gated people. God has given us a platform to go in and meet people -- and they like us because we are cool. We are not threatening.’
Perry reportedly asked Brand to file for divorce last month out of respect for her parents’ strict beliefs. The couple’s marriage lasted 14 months.
-- Emily Christianson