A Katy Perry divorce text is making headlines this week, and the sexy “I Kissed a Girl” singer isn’t pleased. Here’s what happened. The Smurfs star granted an interview three years ago, and the Daily Telegraph re-posted the old interview over the weekend as if it was new. It wasn’t.
The interview was actually granted in 2012, according to the New York Daily News on May 25, 2015. Now, that interview is making headlines, particularly the quote about the Katy Perry divorce text.
What is the Katy Perry divorce text? It is the message sent from her then-husband Russell Brand telling her that the relationship was over. The former couple hasn’t spoken since Perry got that message.
In a Memorial Day weekend feature called “Katy Perry talks about moving on after her broken marriage, her intact moral compass and living free of fear,” the Daily Telegraph quoted the singer, from 2012. “He [Russell Brand] hasn’t spoken to me since he texted me saying he was filing for divorce. I don’t want to talk about him — my songs will say what I need to say.”
When the singer found out about the re-posting of the old interview by the Telegraph, wherein she speaks of learning about her impending divorce in a text, Katy Perry called out both the Daily Telegraph and the interviewer, Chris Knowles, on Twitter. “It’s really inappropriate when journalists repurpose interviews done 3 yrs ago in context of promoting a film & then stamp a new date on it,” Perry wrote. “The Daily Telegraph & Chris Knowles.”