Katy Perry Recalls Marriage to Russell Brand Was ‘Like a Tornado’
“It was the first breaking of my idealistic mind,” Perry said in an interview with 60 Minutes Australia. “I was having great success at 23, 24 and 25, and then I met someone that was interesting and stimulating. It was just like a tornado. It was everything happening once.”
She continued, “I’ve always resonated with friction and resistance and challenges. I know that inherently. Like, ‘OK, it’s gonna take a lot of work but oh, we’re gonna get somewhere great,’ or, ‘It’s gonna be a beautiful diamond. All this pressure is gonna turn into a beautiful diamond."
Perry and Brand started dating in 2009 and were engaged less than a year later. The two married in 2010, only to split in 2011. The pop singer's documentary, Part of Me, features a heartbreaking scene of her preparing to go on stage after receiving a text message from Brand informing her that he plans to file for divorce.
The couple welcomed their first child, Daisy Bloom, on August 26.