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Katy explains why Russell wasn’t her teenage dream

Katy explains why Russell wasn’t her teenage dream
Katy explains why Russell wasn’t her teenage dream (Image credit: © Getty Images)

Katy Perry has finally opened up about her and Russell Brand's marriage breakdown six months ago. Scenes in her upcoming movie Part of Me she how Katy Perry’s gruelling tour schedule put strain on their relationship. Despite her attempt to spend her days off seeing her husband, the distance took its toll. In the movie, viewers will see Katy Perry sobbing uncontrollably because of the strain, minutes before going on stage. According to People.com (opens in new tab), Katy Perry hinted that her success in the music industry caused tension in their relationship. She admitted: "I thought to myself, 'When I find that person that's going to be my life partner, I won't ever have to choose [between the partner and my career]." She added: "Then I started to realise, that's not true. That fairytale I had is not true for me right now." It seems Katy Perry exhausted all efforts to save her marriage, but in the end it wasn't meant to be. She admitted, "I have that same belief system with everything, from career to my life to my personal life, everything. And I will do everything it takes to not fail. And I did everything it took, but it still failed." According to the Daily Mail, the singer felt she needed to include the breakdown of her marriage in the film, because people could relate. She said: 'I wanted to handle it very delicately with the most integrity I could possibly have and show people that like 'Look yeah I'm going through some of the same situations that half of America goes through', and somehow I landed on my feet and you don't have to lay down and die even if you feel like you're going to."

Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 


An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.