So it turns out a good Christian girl raised by fundamentalists and a former sex- and drug-addict getting married? Allegedly, that’s not going so well. Us Weekly is now reporting that Katy Perry and Russell Brand do nothing but fight all the time, and it’s gotten to the point where the two of them spent Christmas on nearly opposite ends of the earth, with Russell in London and Katy in Hawaii. But, you know, it’s probably just work related issues or something, right?
“They had a massive fight,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “She was like, ‘F–k you. I’m going to do my own thing.’ Russell replied, ‘Fine, f–k you too.'” Which explains why, come Dec. 25, the multi-platinum singer was snapped splashing in the Pacific Ocean off Kauai — sans wedding ring. Meanwhile, British comic Brand, 36, was catching up with a pal in a pub in chilly Coverack, Cornwall. Though the pair denied divorce rumors in November, sources say trouble is brewing. “They haven’t split up just yet, but things are not good,” says the first source. “The fighting is getting worse.” At issue? Among other things, explains another source: “Katy doesn’t think Russell respects her parents’ Christian beliefs or her friends.”
Look, as much as I make fun of them, I actually do like Russell and Katy (yes, it’s possible to joke about someone without hating them, angry web commenters). And I do wish them all the best and hope that they make this work, but if this is about them not respecting Katy’s parents religious beliefs … I’m not sure if you remember this, but Katy’s parents publicly said their daughter is going to hell, and then her mom tried to shop a book around about how hard it is to have a famous daughter who doesn’t speak in tongues. At that point, it’s less about religion and more about being an a-hole.