What goes on in the air, stays in the air (until now)…
Katy Perry has revealed she felt suicidal as her marriage to Russell Brand broke down.
The singer, 28, opens up in the latest issue of Billboard magazine, describing how low she felt after Brand, 38, told her he was divorcing her – by text message – on New Year’s Eve of 2011.
‘That song [By the Grace of God, from her new album Prism] is evident of how tough it really was at a certain point,” she admitted. “I asked myself, “Do I want to endure? Should I continue living?'”
Perry says her songs contain the stories of her life.
“All the songs are real-life moments. I can only write autobiographically. I put all the evidence in the music. I tell my fans if they want to know the real truth about stuff, just listen to the songs.’
She also alluded to the divorce in another song, Ghost.
“You sent a text / It’s like the wind changed your mind.”
She has previously said that she hasn’t heard from her ex-husband since that text message.
Photo: Ryan McGinley/Billboard.
The pop star also gushed about boyfriend John Mayer: “He literally is a genius, as is evident from his songwriting. I always tell him, ‘Darling, you know I’m going to have to give your mind to science after you’ve passed, because we’re going to have to understand how all these sparks work.’
“We’ll be in bed, and he’ll be doing the crossword puzzle. Every night, he tries to finish it in under 10 minutes. When he puts his mind to something, he really gets it done very well. I always ask for his help.”
Katy Perry opens up about her marriage to Russell Brand, who she says told her he was divorcing her after just 14 months – via text message! Ouch!
Perry, 28, describes Brand, 38, as “a magical man” when they met four years ago, which culminated in a lavish Indian wedding in October 2010.
“He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him,” Perry tells the July issue of US Vogue in her first cover for the magazine.
“Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011.”
And she’s not holding back on the reasons he quit the marriage.
“At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, I can’t handle the equalness,” she says.
Perry has been in an on-again, off-again relationship with John Mayer since 2012.
“I was madly in love with him. I still am madly in love with him,” says Perry.
“All I can say about that relationship is that he’s got a beautiful mind. Beautiful mind, tortured soul. I do have to figure out why I am attracted to these broken birds.”
What do you think about Katy’s revelation that Russell told her about wanting to divorce her by text?