Katy Perry Is Slammed By Ex Russell Brand In New Film: Brand Hates ‘Mindless Celebrity’ Despite Love For Perry [Video]

Russell Brand has inadvertently slammed his ex-wife, Katy Perry, in his new documentary, BRAND: A Second Coming, and Katy is reportedly very hurt by her ex’s confessions. Although the film does not focus completely on his marriage to Katy, his confessions are controversial, and reveal insights into the demise of his union with Perry.

Perry and Brand married in 2010, but divorced just 14 months later, after Brand realized he was “associated with the very thing I detest: vapid… mindless celebrity,” reports Billboard magazine.


Part of the documentary, BRAND: A Second Coming, dissects his marriage to Perry. According to Brand, although he loved Katy Perry, he couldn’t live the life of a celebrity, realizing one day that “[o]h my f**king god. I’m living this life of the very thing I detest,” Brand exclaims in the film before a video of Perry flashes on screen, Us magazine reports.

Perry and Brand met in 2009, when she had a guest cameo on his comedy, Get Him to the Greek, reports Us, although the scene was ultimately cut. The pair started dating after the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, where Perry threw a bottle of water at the comic during a rehearsal.

Katy became engaged to her ex-husband on New Year’s Eve in India, marrying in October, 2010, in a Hindu ceremony in Rajasthan, according to Us. Russell filed for divorce just 14 months later, in December, 2011, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

Perry and Brand’s divorce was finalized in July, 2012, after which Katy revealed that “I was in bed for about two weeks. I was pretty f**ked,” reports Us. According to Katy, her divorce “hurt a lot,” and was the inspiration for her hit album, Prism.

According to Billboard, months before he married Katy, though, Brand had a change of heart about his life, after a visit to Africa for Comic Relief in the spring of 2010. The visit contrasted with his love for Perry, whose fame as a “[v]apid, vacuous celebrity” made him rethink his own life.


Brand tells the audience in the film that “[f]ame and power is bulls**t,” and he realized he was “associated with the very thing I detest: vapid, vacuous, plastic, constructed, mindless celebrity.” Knowing his 2010 marriage to Katy was doomed from the start, Brand confesses in the movie that “[t]his is my suspicion, that at some point, to be happy, I’m going to have to walk away” from Perry, reports the Daily Mail.

“That’s the very sea we’re swimming in, ‘Oh, who’s he?’… ‘He’s married to Katy Perry,’ ” Brand laments in the film, according to the Daily Mail.Being married to Katy was “good,” Brand confessed to friend Stephen Merchant, because “I’m with someone I love,” but “not a resolution to anything spiritual,” reports Billboard.

Ultimately, Katy Perry and her ex-husband divorced in the midst of the “Roar” singer’s hugely successful “Teenage Dream” tour.

Sources say that Russell sent Katy Perry a text message telling her of the impending divorce, reports the Daily Mail. Katy admitted to the Telegraph that “[h]e hasn’t spoken to me since he texted me saying he was filing for divorce.”

Now, Russell focuses more on “a spiritual revolution and a complete global change of thinking” — in other words, climate change and global economic equality.

Katy Perry is reportedly “embarrassed” and very upset with the documentary, according to director Ondi Timoner, reports the Daily Mail. A source revealed to Grazia magazine that Katy “feels vulnerable and embarrassed” to have her marriage to Brand dissected and examined, revealing that it “hurts like hell for Katy.”

After releasing the documentary, and publicly slamming Katy Perry, Russell revealed he’s uncomfortable with BRAND: A Second Coming, and even tried to block its release at South by Southwest, cancelling his appearance at the event.

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