Katy Perry and Russell Brand divorced in 2012, but that hasn’t stopped the comedian from burning his ex-wife in a scathing documentary. The ‘Roar’ singer is absolutely livid, according to one of our EXCLUSIVE sources.
Russell Brand, 40, released the trailer for his upcoming documentary Brand: A Second Coming on October 26, and Katy Perry, 31, was not pleased. Russell takes aim at his ex-wife in the film, singling out her “vapid, vacuous” celebrity persona for their downfall.
“Katy is absolutely livid with Russell’s documentary Brand: A Second Coming,” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “She’s obviously deeply upset that Russell still feels the need to air their dirty laundry in public. In her eyes the talk about their marriage split wasn’t necessary. But she also thinks Russell is using her, and the split, to generate more publicity for himself and paint himself as the good guy in this situation.”
“And what makes it worse is the conversations in the doc that show Russell telling his close pals that he never thought the marriage would work anyway! Katy thinks his actions are heartless, and she just wishes he would let it go and stop using it for his own benefit,” the source said.
Poor Katy! The trailer for Russell’s doc touches on many aspects on the politically-minded comedian’s life, but the snippets about Katy, and their short-lived marriage, truly stand out. The trailer shows footage of Russell and Katy hitting red carpets together, arguing and making up — what Russell calls “the very thing I detest — vapid, vacuous celebrity.” Awful!
He’s even seen talking to a little girl who excitedly exclaims, “You were married to Katy Perry!” He responds in jest, pretending to be angry, “We don’t talk about that!” Apparently, Russell still gets to talk about it! Katy and Russell divorced in 2012 after only 14 months of marriage. Russell told Katy he wanted a divorce via text; she said that one of the driving factors behind their split was that she wasn’t ready to have children.
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— Samantha Wilson, Reporting by Jon Boon