Katy Perry has spoken about her divorce text from Russell Brand in the past, but now she’s speaking out on a “new” interview that points to old quotes she gave years ago. After The Daily Telegraph posted on an interview on Monday that made it appear that Perry was still talking about her divorce text from Brand, the “Roar” singer took to Twitter to write: “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.”
The interview posted by Aussie reporter Christopher Knowles appeared to be a new one, but it included some familiar quotes from Perry, including the revelation that her last contact with her ex-husband came four years ago via a text message. “[Brand] hasn’t spoken to me since he texted me saying he was filing for divorce,” Perry was quoted as saying. “I don’t want to talk about him — my songs will say what I need to say.”
In the rehashed interview, Perry, whose divorce from Brand was finalized in 2012 after 14 months of marriage, also revealed that she still has the cat that she and brand named Rusty, as an amalgamation of their names, but with one difference: “I still have the cat. But I’ve changed her name to Monkey,” she said.
The interview echoes an interview Perry gave two years ago, in which she first revealed how she learned that Brand was divorcing her. In an interview for her first Vogue cover in 2013, Perry revealed she hadn’t spoken to Brand since New Year’s Eve, 2011. “He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him,” Perry said at the time. “Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011.” Perry admitted that while Brand filed for divorce, they were both to blame for the demise of their relationship.
As for the newly published Katy Perry divorce text interview, the singer does not seem happy with the Aussie reporter for rehashing old quotes. But after she tweeted the name of the reporter to her 70 million followers, another journalist named Chris Knowles revealed that he has been getting harassed by Perry’s fans. New York weather forecaster Chris Knowles Tweeted: “Hi @Twitter I’m not the Chris Knowles who @katyperry is talking about. I’m an NYC forecaster. Thank you.” Knowles later appealed to Perry to tell her fans it’s not him, but a different Chris Knowles, that she has a beef with.