You can say what you like about your own parents and blame them for all your secret little neuroses and for everything else that goes wrong in your life, but everyone else better stay the heck away from insulting them. That’s how it works, isn’t it? That’s the rule. Seems Russell Brand didn’t know that.
Katy Perry separated from British actor and comedian Brand in December, just 14 months after they married. Cracks reportedly begun to appear in the happiness of the marriage after he mocked her deeply religious parents.
The Teenage Dream singer’s parents, pastors Keith and Mary Hudson, are Evangelical Christians.
The Hudsons recently urged Perry’s fans to find a relationship with God, stating that they were “worshipping and loving the wrong person.”
Brand is famous for his sometimes controversial style of humour but it seems that he did not rein that in sufficiently when he was around the in-laws. He allegedly made lewd jokes at the dinner table and teased the Hudsons over their religious beliefs. That is what a friend of Russell’s told British newspaper, The Sun.
Apparently, there was a brief “honeymoon period” at the start of the marriage when Russell managed to behave himself, but it didn’t last long. Eventually, reality hit home for Katy about just how different she and Russell are.
Katy was apparently left thinking, “What have I done?”
Russell Brand filed for divorce, allegedly so Katy Perry would not have to do that herself and risk upsetting her devout parents any further.