Katy Perry and Russell Brand are officially single and ready to mingle.
Although the couple’s divorce request was granted last February, they weren’t really single until last Monday, a newspaper confirms. According to California’s law, a divorce cannot be finalized until a minimum of six months has passed.
27-year-old Perry and 37-year-old Brand got hitched on October 23, 2010 in a traditional Indian ceremony. On December 30 last year, the British comedian blindsided the “Teenage Dream” singer by filing for divorce after just 14 months of being married. Perry admitted in her life movie Katy Perry: Part of Me:
Being in love is a dream, but the reality is not like the movies. There’s a lot more compromise and sacrifice.
In her attempt to make her marriage last, the hit singer would fly to wherever her husband was working just to be able to spend time with him. She told the camera:
I’m trying to keep my marriage alive.
When news of her divorce broke out, an obviously upset Perry said:
The truth is I’m a romantic and I believed in the fairy tale. . .I did everything I could but it still failed. The dream of being in love is a lot different than the reality of making it work.
The former couple also had arguments over having a baby and starting a family of their own. Perry thinks that “a baby can’t have a baby” and she’s “still a baby,” while Brand thinks that he “feels there’s no point in being married if you don’t have kids.”
Finally, Brand told Ellen:
I still love her as a human being. But, sometimes when you’re in a relationship I suppose it doesn’t work out, does it? But that doesn’t mean I regret it or anything.