[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.
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.
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!