The Friendly, Finalized Divorce of Katy Perry and Russell Brand


If you're divorcing in Pasadena and think that an amicable divorce is impossible - especially in California - think again. Sure, many celebrities have knock-down, drag-out divorces, but there are few superstar couples who handle divorce with class. Like Katy Perry and Russell Brand.

Married in October 2010 at an Indian tiger sanctuary, actor/comedian Russell Brand and pop star Katy Perry were that kind of quirky Hollywood couple that broke the mold when it came to how a famous couple was supposed to act. So leave it to the pair, who called it quits in December, to divorce like nobody else in Tinsel Town. Brand finalized papers last Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court which officially ended his 14-month union to Perry. The documents, according to, state that Perry and Brand "have entered into a comprehensive written settlement of all issues, including, without limitation, with respect to the property to be confirmed or assigned to each party."

Most surprisingly, Brand did not go after a penny of Perry's reported $40 million fortune, despite the fact that the pair had no prenuptial agreement. A source close to the pair told TMZ, "This divorce is as amiable as it gets and Russell was a mensch." The couple's considerable assets include four shared properties in New York, Los Angeles and London worth an estimated $15 million. Perry and Brand waived their rights to a trial by checking boxes that they "agree this cause may be decided as an uncontested matter" in the legal documents, indicating that they have reached a settlement outside of court. Perry is only requesting to legally restore her maiden name to Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson.

Further proving that this was a friendly divorce, Perry signed her divorce papers with a smiley face after her name.