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Katy Perry speaks out for the first time since Russell Brand filed for divorce

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Katy Perry has finally spoken out after keeping silence since it emerged that her 14-month marriage to Russell Brand was over.

Katy Perry, 27, has been somewhat forced into making an official statement over her impending divorce since speculation as to why she and Russell Brand, 36, split had gone into overdrive.

The singer made it crystal clear yesterday that she speaks for herself and she also took a swipe at her parents who had publicly given their opinion on their daughter’s troubles.

Katy Perry said on Twitter: “I am so grateful for all the love and support I’ve had from people around the world. You guys have made my heart happy again.”

The singer also put out a strong and stern warning to her fans to not listen to any rumors or information about her unless she says it herself.

Katy Perry said: “Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, <<close sources>> or my family.”

Katy Perry has finally spoken out after keeping silence since it emerged that her 14-month marriage to Russell Brand was over

Katy Perry has finally spoken out after keeping silence since it emerged that her 14-month marriage to Russell Brand was over

The tweet, which was Katy Perry’s first since December 26, will be a clear message to her evangelical parents who had spoken about the split earlier this week.

Pastors Keith and Mary Hudson spoke about their daughter’s divorce for the first time – from the pulpit of their evangelical church, which was unusually packed.

They suggested their daughter split with Russell Brand was a gift sent by God – to help them fill churches.

Mary Hudson, 63, preached to the Church on the Rise congregation in Westlake, Ohio: “I’m sure that Katy’s trending on the Internet was to get you here to church tonight.”

“I mean all over the world, who knows how God is bringing them in? The most important thing is you are here and God wants to put the fire in you in 2012.”

Russell Brand announced on December 30 that he was filing for divorce from Katy Perry and said: “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”

It has also emerged Katy Perry will stay in the couple’s $6.5 million Hollywood Hills mansion and Russell Brand will move out.

Sources close to told TMZ the moving process is already under way and most of the camp comic’s belongings are already out of the home.

It seems Katy Perry and Russell Brand are still on reasonably good terms as the decision over the house went reasonably smoothly.

The couple had purchased the home together just a few months ago.

Friends said Katy Perry had asked Russell Brand to file the court papers last month to avoid upsetting her parents, who are strongly opposed to divorce.

The comments were revealed by biographer Chloe Govan, author of Katy Perry: A Life of Fireworks.

A friend said: “Russ was forever making lewd jokes at the dinner table and poking fun at her parents’ beliefs.

“He managed to restrain himself in the beginning – just. But as the marriage progressed, he got worse and kept winding up her family.”


Another friend said: “After the lust wore off, reality hit home about their differences and she was left thinking, <<What have I done?>>”

Other rumors say the split was because Katy Perry couldn’t keep up with Russell Brand’s appetite in the bedroom, and his disapproval of her party lifestyle.

Russell Brand, who Katy Perry affectionately called Rusty, has reportedly been uninvited from the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday to avoid a confrontation with Katy, where she is expected to make an appearance.