You’d Better Not Talk About Her Husband

SOLVED!

[BlindGossip] This celebrity has been doing the usual rounds of talk shows to discuss the upcoming awards season and to promote a new project. Because she is married to another celebrity, talk show interviews usually include a couple of standard questions about how her husband is doing. Not any more. They are separated, and talk show producers and hosts are under strict orders not to mention his name or their marriage.

Easy enough, right? Well, during a pre-interview, a pushy producer pressed their luck with the star and her publicist by saying that it would actually draw more attention to the split if the talk show host didn’t mention the spouse, and suggested a few innocuous name drops to avoid this. The furious star stood up, told her publicist “YOU deal with this sh*t!”, and stormed out of the room. The publicist dissuaded the producer, smoothed the star’s ruffled feathers, and the interview occurred without a single mention of the spouse’s name.

If the celebrity couple stays separated over the next couple of months, you may notice the conspicuous absence of her husband’s name – as well as the words “marriage”, “husband”, “children”, “separation”, and “divorce” – in her interviews. Her PR people certainly don’t want rumors about her marriage to overshadow her projects or interfere with potential awards. The biggest test will come if she actually wins an award. She won’t be able to hide the separation any longer if her husband doesn’t escort her to the awards show and/or if she doesn’t thank him during her speech.

SOLVED!

It’s Katy Perry and Russell Brand!

Comedic actor Russell Brand filed for divorce from singer Katy Perry this morning at the Los Angeles County Courthouse.

Russell Brand made the following statement:

The 36-year-old comedian said Friday: “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”

Katy Perry is not going to be happy about the timing of this! She wanted to be the one who filed, but Russell just beat her to the punch. Katy is just starting a new tour, plus she has the Grammy awards coming up. Ace’s Rules of Celebrity dictate that you don’t announce separations or divorces until after awards season! The public likes celebrity couples and wants to see them together on the red carpet. Being half of a celebrity couple always gives you a higher profile and better ticket sales/album sales. It will be interesting to see how Katy Perry’s camp spins this.

From TMZ:

Russell Brand has filed for divorce from Katy Perry

In the docs, filed in L.A., Brand cites “irreconcilable differences.” The two were married Oct. 23, 2010 in India.  They have no kids.

Russell has released a statement, claiming, “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”

Sources had told TMZ the couple was having problems, evidenced by the fact that they spent Christmas apart and neither was wearing a wedding ring.

Although it’s not 100%, based on what we now know it appears Brand may have blindsided Perry by filing the divorce petition.

Russell appeared on “Ellen” just this month, slamming divorce rumors — claiming, “I’m really happily married … I’m married to Katy. Perpetually, until death do us part was the pledge. I’m still alive.”

Lots of people got this right. Malkatz was first!

 

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99 comments to You’d Better Not Talk About Her Husband

  • malkatz

    Does Katy Perry have anything coming up?

    • lindseyann

      The only thing that’s keeping me from thinking it’s her is that her and Russell were both on Ellen (separately) in the past two months or so and they both openly talked about each other.

    • cocobeannns

      I agree with this guess.

      • msp96302

        But why would divorcing that dork hurt her chances at any Grammy’s? You would think it might be almost good for her career to lose that weirdo.

    • jeannie

      She’s nominated for some Grammys so yes! She was who I guessed below.

    • PoniTayl

      The words they can’t mention: “Husband, Family, CHILDREN, divorce, separation”, they don’t have children, just noting the clue.

      • danicajay

        wasn’t she supposed to take a year off to start a family?
        that could be why she would not want to take about kids

      • danicajay

        *talk not take! sorry :)

      • Miss Chernobyl 2011

        I agree with danicajay. Katy was always talking about they were planning to have lots of kids. The press has been talking about the nasty fight that caused them to spend Christmas apart, so I’m betting that plan for a big family is now off the table.

    • scoobydoo

      it’s gotta be katy and russell- an article on cnn.com is about them not wearing their wedding rings anymore.

    • ZigZagZoey

      Well, it was pretty incredibly stupid of her to get married at that time in her life imo. She had just become a huge star, her life changed in so many ways. And to him of all people. No thanks, even if he was the best looking guy in the world (and he surely is NOT! I think he’s ugly and scary looking), I would NEVER in a million years marry someone who was a sex addict and hard core drug addict at one time.

  • kangaroov

    Amy Poehler & Will Arnett
    Golden Globe nominee for Parks and Recreation.
    New project: Broad City on FX

    Hate writing that, and hope I’m wrong.

  • Ralphie

    This should be easier…but I can’t find many married celebs with Oscar/Grammy buzz about them, let alone one whos also married to a celeb.

    The title of the blind makes me think of We Need to Talk About Kevin’s Tilda Swinton, but she’s the anthithesis of a celeb who cares what people think.

    Let’s go with Gwyneth. No reason. Just cause she’s a b*#+$!

  • WaitLemmeGuess

    It can’t be a movie actress because none of the Oscar possibilities fit.

    Michelle Williams: single
    Glenn Close, Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Tilda Swinton: married to non-celebs

    Must be someone on TV. Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy? She’s nominated for a Golden Globe.

  • msp96302

    Amy Poehler

  • Mermaid

    Tons of clues her that I can’t begin to parse. Because I SO WANT THIS TO BE GOOPY THAT I CAN’T THINK CLEARLY.

    PLEASE Please please let this be Goopy. Goopy “I’m your best friend if you’re A-list” Paltrow. FTW. Please.

    • amagod121

      I am SOOO not a fan of Goopys but a failed marriage is such an awful thing. I just can’t wish it on her.

      • Mermaid

        But we have to wish it on someone, right? I mean, if … as is sometimes the case … a guess for a blind is akin to a preference for the blind happening to one person over another? Obviously, sometimes people just fit better – like Kyra & Kevin for a previous divorce blind – which is sad since I just love Kevin. But other times, when people have no clue they prefer it to happen to one person over another … conditioning on the fact that the blind *must* happen (i.e. if the blind is true).

        In this case, I want it to happen to Goopy :) She is absolutely insufferable. Constantly dropping name-dropping and hinting how much better she is than everyone. The definition of a fair-weather friend.

        Besides, she would make a BRILLIANT ex-wife. She would find some way to spin it such that “all the best people in the world are divorced” … similarly to how she said “all the best people have affairs” (not verbatim, but that’s the gist). Why did she say that? Why, because Goopy knows she’s being cheated on, of course! And it’s not enough for her to hold her head high (which she absolutely should do) in the midst of infidelity. No, Goopy must let it be known that not only is not a source of shame to be cheated on, but … wait for it … all the BEST PEOPLE in the world cheat and are cheated on. So if you are not cheating or are not being cheated on … sorry, but you simply aren’t as good as her. LOL!!

        Yes, indeed. Goopy would make an absolutely brilliant ex-wife!

      • Mermaid

        JMO, of course.

      • megryansfakelips

        Love it, mermaid!

      • amagod121

        LMAO, Mermaid! Yes, you’re absolutely right, she WOULD be a brilliant ex-wife, perfect at it in every way, and we’d hear about how perfect she was at it forever!

        Like you, I’m not a Goopy fan.

    • scoobydoo

      who is Goopy?

  • SayItAintSo

    Jada Smith comes to mind.

    • mocha2009

      Jada would have been my guess as well except she’s not out promoting any new project and she’s not up for any awards.

  • Beatrixie

    The very obvious choice would be Katy Perry, who’s nominated for 2 Grammys.

    • amagod121

      I think you’re right. That seems to be the most obvious choice, doesn’t it? And she and Russell both seem so immature, that the marriage doesn’t seem to have much of a chance of surviving. I guess I’d rather see a new marriage with very immature people falter than a more stable one, bad as that is to say.

      • Mermaid

        Okay, I like your reasoning here. Maybe you’re right :)

      • amagod121

        Yeah, well, like I said, divorce sukks so bad that you really don’t want anyone else to go through it but better someone whose short, ill-advised marriage was never a true marriage (did they ever spend any time together?) I think neither is ready for marriage at this time, frankly. And better to realize it now that make a bunch of babies who would be stuck with the both of them.

  • PoniTayl

    Going to go with Nicole Kidman on this one

  • royal eduardo

    I was going to guess Meryl Streep but thats not right.

  • istillhavesarcasm

    The only clue I can get out of this is that they only use the word “celebrity,” not musician/actor/etc.

  • shelaur22

    Katy Perry.

  • Quanah

    Is it Diablo Cody and her husband, Dan Maurio? He works on “Chelsea Lately”.

  • stolidog

    katie perry, of course

  • jeannie

    I think it’s interesting that BG says celebrity instead of actress, and also refers to the husband as a celebrity. So I think the female celebrity is Katy Perry, her husband is Russell Brand obviously, and the award she’s hoping to win is the Grammy.

  • geauxtee

    Katy Perry?

  • caela94

    Jada Pinket Smith

  • wee niknak

    paltrow mabey dunno lol

  • jonsmommy408

    Even though Jada Smith is not Oscar bait this year, the awards reference could be for an Emmy for Hawthorne. She has a new movie out next year she could be promoting.
    The women who are usually mentioned as possible contenders for movie awards are mostly single, married to no-names, or don’t seem the type to use swear words in this type of situation, so if this isn’t Jada, I’ve got nothing.

    • WindyLAX

      Except the final season of HawthoRNe was so dreadful, the entire show got canceled. There can’t be Emmy buzz coming off of that train wreck!

  • FamousPeopleDoStupidThings

    My first thought was Goopy but I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a much better guess.

  • Up the Coast

    Demi Moore

  • leti2a

    Amy Poehler & Will Arnett,
    hope I’m wrong, love them together

  • deetut

    Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy?? Only because I LOVED Homeland and thinks she deserves an award for her performance.

  • Juniper

    I agree that it does not seem to be an actress with the use of celebrity and star.

    And with the rumors of Katy Perry and Russell Brand being separated I think Katy Perry is a good guess. Especially the wording of: “If the celebrity couple STAYS separated over the next several months”.

    I also was curious about the mention of the publicist smoothing the star’s ruffled feathers… could this be a clue for Katy Perry…doesn’t she have a song “Peacock”. (I don’t know her stuff too well, but a quick google search revealed, she performed a song “Peacock” at Wembley in London in April, in a ruffled feather costume.

    • Ralphie

      I like the Katy Perry guess on second thought. Think the Peacock/feathers is a good catch!

      If they are indeed separated and eventually divorce, this will be solved down the road. I’ll bet you get a shoutout from BG for catching that clue. ;)

    • jeannie

      I also thought the ruffled feathers line was a clue pointing to Perry. Just googling Katy Perry and feathers provides dozens of images of her performing in feather/peacock outfits.

  • CountessLurkula

    Sounds like Jada to me (esp the kid reference, since I’ve heard their kids are taking it hard.)

  • SnowyHeights

    Katy Perry? There have been rumors that she and Russell Brand have been in trouble for a while now and she’s been looking a bit bleak lately. Not sure what her new project would be since I try to avoid listening to her actual music.

  • Zippity

    Why have there been a spate of Amy Poehler suggestions for blind items regarding celebrity couples breaking up?

    And my guess for this one is Katy Perry.

    • Joggins

      Yeah, are there rumors about her and Will Arnett? I so hope not, I love them together!

    • iammeme

      I do not like it but there have been a couple blinds about tv stars cheating and many guesses are Will and Christina Applegate.

  • MoPie

    I don’t think it can be Katy since “children” are mentioned. Really hoping this is anyone other than Amy Poehler!

  • mallie

    I can only think of:

    Katy Perry
    Amy Poehler
    Claire Danes
    Kyra Sedgewick (nominated for a SAG award)

    Use of the word celebrity doesn’t have to mean much. There don’t seem to be that many options to fit the clues so it could just be a way to keep it general. I do think it’s Katy though.

  • shksprsis

    My first thought was Claire Danes, but since the blind mentions children I think that rules her and Katy Perry out. Amy Poehler is a good guess, though please, please, please don’t let it be her and Will Arnett. Melissa McCarthy is also married to an actor but he is not really that famous so it would not be unusual for people not to ask about him.

    If we are talking about the Grammys, Pink could be an option as well, but again I don’t know if she is making the talk show rounds.

    Ugh, the only person that really fits is Amy Poehler. She is married, has two kids, is promoting the new “Alvin and the Chipmunks” movie, and she is nominated for a Golden Globe. But when she was on Ellen, they specifically talked about her husband and kids, even using the term, “married with children.”

  • Jordan Joelle

    Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon for something different.

  • Mooseknuckle

    My guess is Katie Holmes. She’s been on a few late night shows in the past month.

  • Mermaid

    I’m on the Katy Perry train. BG is notable for using clues that jump out at you on first read if you approach the blind with no prejudices.

    The words that jumped out at me were:

    1) “celebrity” as opposed to “actor/actress”
    2) “project” as opposed to “movie”
    3) “standard questions about husband” & “draw more attention if husband isn’t mentioned”
    4) “ruffled feathers”

    All are consistent with Katy & Russell !!

  • sofia123

    I read somenthing about Katy Perry and her hubby earlier today, that they had a huge fight before xmas and spent it apart. So I’m guessing it’s them.
    First time poster :)

  • hooldoog

    I think it is Kyra Sedgwick. There have been other rumors about her and Kevin bacon splitting recently.

  • sweeeeet

    well Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard have just separated and she’s up for SAG and Golden Globe awards.
    If it’s not them, I’d guess Goopy

  • NVgirl

    This is Katy and Russell, they just spent Christmas apart. See Radar online. Let’s see what happens for NYE.

  • gumbii2662

    The reason I’m not sold on the Katy Perry guess is that she doesn’t have any upcoming projects, does she? Also I don’t think I’ve seen her on any talk shows lately. Maybe I just don’t want it to be her and I might have just missed something about an upcoming project she’s doing. *shrugs*

  • mynerva

    The title of the blind made me think of the movie “We need to talk about Kevin”. I know Tilda Swinton is in that one. Otherwise I’ve got nothing!

  • royal eduardo

    I like the Katy Perry guess and good work catching the ruffled feathers clue, poster above!!

  • ImThinking

    Paula Patton and her allegedly cheating husband Robin Thicke.

  • demandah

    If it’s Katy (and I’m pretty sure it is) ditching Russel Brand can only earn her respect. Shout it from the rooftops honey!

  • miss soph

    Katy Perry & Russell Brand.

    “Ruffled feathers” alluding to her song, Peacock. At the mo she is hawking her new fragrance.

  • AnonyMiss

    First time poster, great website BG.

    I picked up on the “We need to talk about…” too, mynerva, so I would guess Tilda Swinton (because of the film WNTTAK) or Kyra (& “Kevin”).

  • ItsSoColdinTheD

    Katy Perry.

    She’s a big Celebrity, people always ask her about Russell since the nature of their hookup was down on TV ( MTV music awards) so it would make sense that at any awards show they will question his absence. After his history everyone doubted they would work out, and there has been lots of buzz about no rings. BG didn’t say they HAD children just don’t ask her about them ( or plans for them).
    Besides Will and Jada certainly are not up for any awards- she hasn’t done anything career wise in quite some time except her heavy metal band that all the Scientologist Crazies are into.

  • Runtelldat

    I believe this just got solved on TMZ. They have filed for divorce. (Katy and Russel)

  • MissFaye

    Russell filed for a divorce from Katy today. So if this is them she won’t need to worry about this anymore.

  • callmedave

    TMZ is reporting that Russell Brand has filed for divorce from Katy Perry. Could this be solved? If so, it’s interesting that it’s him that’s the petitioner – one might have anticipated it would be the other way round.

  • meme01

    my thoughts exactly there really is no hiding ne thing he just filed

  • ItsSoColdinTheD

    OoooooHHH I bet she’s mad!!!!!
    Now her Grammy press tour willed be bombarded by by Divorce talk! Way to go Russell! This seems very intentional, he knew how this would affect her and obv didn’t care, she seems snippy anyway, Team Russell!!

    • SnowyHeights

      I agree! Something about Katy has always bothered me. She just seems a bit self-righteous and that’s never an endearing quality.

      • Mermaid

        Katy’s has always seemed disingenuous to me. That about sums it up. I think, with Russell, he didn’t get what he saw. Katy plays the fun, carefree gal who is up for anything & doesn’t take herself too seriously but I think she is far far from that kinda gal. Plus, I think she has a sneaky mean streak.

        Russell seems more genuine. Though, geez, does he have ADD or is he just on something all the time? Though he is funny.

      • iammeme

        I think ADD… probably why he was on drugs in the first place.

        I am all for “blindsiding” if the alternative is that one party stays silent and the other is out there pretending all is OK (or at least ignoring the situation) for the sake of career/PR. Maybe if they lived their lives w/o worrying about career and PR in the first place they wouldn’t be where they are today.

  • Juniper

    Wow that was a quick solve!

    makes you wonder, wether Russell Brand reads BG ;-) or maybe he has a little mouse that whispered to him, about Katy’s plans to keep it all hush hush over award season, and I am sure that did not sit well with him, so he went for blindsiding her!

    • amagod121

      I think that Christmas fight made his say, “awwww, F it!” Sounds like she started the fight (from what’s been said,) not wanting to spend time with him.

      What I don’t get is how he married a girl who could be his daughter but had his fun in his own day, yet expected her to have the maturity of someone his own age. While I sympathize with him on the loss of this marriage, I think he should have figured out that she wasn’t yet marriage material.

      Oh well. Better luck for both of them in the future.

      • iammeme

        Katy is 27 and Russell is 36. I know Russell got around in the old days but I don’t think even he could have a kid at 9 :)

  • MrsPatrickBateman

    Katy is now claiming she asked Russell to file as to not upset her parents.

    http://popcrush.com/katy-perry-russell-brand-divorce-parents-religious/