In January 2012 Katy Perry became the first artist to ever have 5 songs each sell over 5 million copies and MTV tapped Russell Brand to host the upcoming MTV Movie Awards again. Not to mention that he’s also going to be hosting FX’s first late-night show, Brand X With Russell Brand. A show that he says reflect a more serious side of him.
“My interest is consciousness, and it’s time for a genuine change in consciousness,” he said at his office on theWarner Bros.studio lot in Burbank. “We’re facing an important time in the world when we need to regard each other differently. The old divisions have to be put aside. The people I’m speaking to — the younger generation, the disillusioned, the disenfranchised — they don’t feel like they’re being addressed. I have an intuitive sense that things need to change.”
Mostly divorced couples are forced to slink away from the spotlight for a while to regain their confidence and glow. Most do not get to create and star in a soul-bearing documentary, like Katy Perry’s upcoming Part of Me. But these two magnificent creatures show us how it’s done.
They’re moving on so maturely that part of me thinks they’re planning a J-LO/Marc Anthony variety show next fall. Recently Russell appeared on The Ellen Show and told Ellen DeGeneres that ”I still love her as a human being. But, sometimes when you’re in a relationship I suppose it doesn’t work out, does it? But that doesn’t mean I regret it or anything.”
This beautiful sentiment from the man who once described himself as the “S&M Willy Wonka.” Sounds like someone’s seeing a PR-erapist.
And Katy Perry’s no different when it comes to behaving adult-like toward her ex-husband. She also spoke to Ellen and said that her upcoming documentary features parts of her marriage to Russell because, “I thought it was important to show everything in between. I think sometimes people think that we’re perfect and we know we’re not perfect, at all.”
In a world when so many couples take the low road during their divorce (*cough* Halle Berry *cough*) it’s so refreshing to see two normally wacky celebs speak about their ex and their marriage with respect. Seriously, this is the same woman who made whipped-cream-bra-guns fashionable.
Hearing them both handle themselves so well post-divorce makes me actually respect them. Something I never thought I’d ever say about either of these celebs. I mean, they’re Katy Perry and Russell Brand. Fantastic performers who always came off as incredibly childlike and annoying in every interview before their divorce. Now of course, they’re our break-up gurus. The role models for how to turn your break-up into a breakthrough.
So let’s hope their power divorce sets a powerful precedent for wedded Hollywood couples everywhere. Your union’s only as strong as your divorce strategy. Also, go on Ellen, she makes everyone look good.