Katy Perry Reveals Reason Behind Russell Brand Split: "I Wasn't Ready" to Have Kids

Katy Perry is opening up about her divorce with Russell Brand in her latest interview with Marie Claire.

The singer, who covers the publication's January issue, reveals that the idea of having kids weighted heavily on the marriage, ultimately causing the couple to split as Perry wasn't ready to start a family.

"I'm definitely not there yet, and I can't plan that far in advance. When I decide to have a family, I'll just want to be Mom for a little bit," she explains. "[Brand] really wanted me to have children, and I knew I wasn't ready -- I think it was a way of control. I think it was part of, 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."

The "Roar" songstress admits that she was a wreck after Brand broke off their marriage via text, spending her days only "eating Flamin' Hot Cheetos and drinking."

"There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, 'OK. All right. I can't feel this. This is too intense right now," she says, adding that Transcendental Meditation was "the best thing I got out of my previous relationship, because it was introduced to me via my ex-husband."

Perry, who is now dating John Mayer, also says she was hesitant to jump into a relationship just eight months after her divorce. In fact, she attributes her brief breakup with her "Who You Love" duet partner to personal demons left over from her marriage.

"I took a break from my boyfriend, not one that I wanted. It was like a splash of cold water to search inward on what was going on with me. That is what let me to this new awakening, this realizing, If I don't do some self-love, I'm not going to be able to keep the love that I want," she explains of the split that happened earlier this year. "I still needed to deal with all of my ex-husband stuff. I hadn't. It's almost like if I kept talking about it, it would seem like I actually cared about it. I don't."



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  • Massiel Acosta Marchena
    Massiel Acosta Marchena

    I don´t think when u marry someone u need to have kids , a healthy marriage is about working as team with or without kids , but I do think they should have talked about it before getting married, and I do think Russel wasn´t very mature asking her for a divorce via Text I mean Come on !!! specially if she was on tour, when you love someone no matter if they are in France or Iceland u have to wait until they arrive to talk to them about the serious stuff, it gives you time to rethink what you´re going to say and the other person it´s gonna apriciate it even more and yes I m a christian and I don´t think there´s a need to be judgemental in this particular situation we don´t know what kind of people were neither of them and I get her completely after a hard and deep break up u keep some cuts in your skin that will time more time than others you have a battelfied between freakin´out about falling in love and freakin´out about not falling in love.... it´s harder than it looks like.

  • Johnny Ancich
    Johnny Ancich

    Funny how the Marie Claire magazine has the caption "Katy Perry on heartbreak, new love and conquering the world". I like Katy, but why portray her as this super-empowered woman, while reality is she made a really ditzy choice to get married then thought about the kids issue AFTER. Meanwhile the general public goes about under the wrong assumption that it is the guy's fault, and that he probably went back to his drug habit.

  • Dawn Tague
    Dawn Tague

    Only thing I can say and its NOT just to Katy its to EVERYONE!! is that BEFORE you get married... bring up wanting children or not and when if ever you even want them. It could save alot of heartache and drama. Do you Katy. Do you Russell... You each need to find someone who has the same desires as you do.

  • Janice Cooper
    Janice Cooper

    I love how CHRISTIANS are the most most JUDGEMENTAL, SELF RIGHTEOUS PEOPLE in reaction to other people choices, how about you apply your good values to yourself, I am more than certain that your life is no perfect scenario, she said she wasn't ready right now and she felt he was only wanting a child to control her, you weren't married to him so how do you know or who are you to say? He's a real stellar fella, ending a marriage via text, so I am certain he came with some issues as well, why don't we just respect when people share their lives and show how we are all human that life is what it is a learning process and if ya are a christian how about ya get ready for judgement day or something...last time I checked it wasn't an opinion poll

  • Melissa L Stewart
    Melissa L Stewart

    Did you suffer a stroke @therealbuzz ? Are you high? You sound so stupid and ignorant right now. Many people are married who don't want children. Does that make them any less in the eyes of your god? Jesus fucking christ, GROW UP. You're a moron.

  • therealbuzz

    Katy Perry sound so dumb right now!! Ppl dnt get married not to have kids you get married to have kids.. Shes going to be another Jessica simpson dnt want kids while she was married and whn nick remarried and had kids she be came jelly and had kids with this guy tht won't even marry her now!!!! When Katy gets ready to have kids maybe God wont be ready to give her tht experience!! These celeds are so blind to the real world all the see is $$$$$$$.. Christ came for love and family not FORTUNE AND FAME!! Stop being bias Katy and wake up b4 its to late cause tht boyfriend might not want to marry you but he will love to have kids to trap you!! And you sound so stupid if you have kids you would have to sacrifice tht call being a mom... Goes to show how much she knows about The word FAMILY!!!