Russell, 41, and Katy, 32, separated in December 2011 after 14 months of marriage.
He allegedly asked for a divorce over text message and released a public statement saying, "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage.
Later, following Perry's performance of "I Kissed a Girl" at the VMAs, Brand joked, "I was so inspired by Katy Perry's song's message that I'm currently going through nine Chap Sticks a day and my penis has never felt more moisturized." There was only one problem: Perry wasn't single — she was still dating Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie Mc Coy.
September 13, 2009: A year later, at the 2009 VMAs, however, was a very different story.
"Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage," Brand said in a statement.
Not a blog, magazine, 'close sources' or my family."The reference to "my family" was interpreted as a dig at Katy's evangelical pastor parents, who claimed that their daughter's divorce was "a gift from God", during a packed-out service in Ohio.“The marriage didn’t last for a very long time, and I think that is to do with the undulating nature of fame,” he says.Following their nuptials in India in 2010, the marriage soon fell apart and led to a quick divorce in July 2012."I mean, I have to claim my own responsibility in things. Although I invited him time and time again, and I tried to come home as much as I possibly could. That wasn't edited to leave footage out—there wasn't any footage of him." PHOTOS: When exes attack The "Part of Me" singer also claims that the actor couldn't "handle" her being his "equal." "He didn't like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour.So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting," she reveals."Get Him to the Greek" director Nick Stoller set up a shoot at the VMAs to snag some fun celebrity cameos for the film, in which the British comedian stars.