Katy Perry Reflects on Russell Brand Split and Shares If She's Ready to be a Mom

Katy Perry
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Katy Perry performs on the stage during her live tour at Guangzhou International Sports Arena on April 18, 2015 in Guangzhou, Guangdong province of China. 

[UPDATE: On May 24, Perry took Twitter to clarify that the interview published over the weekend was conducted several years ago. "It's really inappropriate when journalists repurpose interviews done 3 yrs ago in context of promoting a film & then stamp a new date on it," she tweeted.] 


Katy Perry very famously revealed in 2013 that Russell Brand shared the news of their divorce with her via text in December 2011. And it turns out that while they still haven't spoken to one another, she did share that she does still own the cat they bought together in happier times.

"He hasn't spoken to me since he texted me saying he was filing for divorce. I don't want to talk about him -- my songs will say what I need to say," she told the Daily Telegraph.

She later added, "I still have the cat. But I've changed her name to Monkey." (The cat was previously been named Krusty, according to reports.)

However that doesn't mean that Perry, who has been linked to Diplo and John Mayer, isn't open to love. "No, absolutely not. I'm excited by whatever it brings. I'm excited by my own evolution, I don't want to end up bittersweet," she said. "I have to evolve, I have to continue to push people's perceptions of me. As an artist I like to do that, keep people on the edge of their seats."

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So does she think love and career are acheivable at the same time? "I think it can be for a modern woman. I always thought you could have a relationship and success," she said. "For a modern woman it's important to be supported and that there is equality in every aspect. And it's not two halves that make a whole. It's two wholes that make a whole."

As for motherhood, Perry had this to share: "I'm still growing up, I'm still learning about myself," she said. "When I become a mother I just want to become a mother and be dedicated to that."


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