While Katy Perry remains tight-lipped about her separation from husband Russell Brand, her parents have broken their silence about that matter. When preaching at Church on the Rise congregation in Westlake, Ohio recently, pastors Keith and Mary Hudson said the divorce was a gift from god.
"I'm sure Katy is trending on the internet just to get you to church tonight," Mary, 63, jokingly said in the first service since the divorce papers were filed by their estranged son-in-law. "I mean all over the world, who knows how God is bringing them in? The most important thing is you are here and God wants to put the fire in you in 2012."
As for Katy's dad, Keith, he got emotional when delivering his speech. "I love my daughter and I will always love her. Stop being judgmental and critical. Do not close the doors to your loved ones, especially your children just because they do not like what you do or what you are, they are still praying that you stay in the race. They are counting on you," he choke back tears.
He additionally said Katy's success in the showbiz business has opened opportunity for them to share their beliefs with "guarded and gated people" like so many Hollywood superstars out there. "God has given us a platform to go in and meet people - and they like us because we are cool. We are not threatening," he stated.
While Katy's parents managed to crack a joke about her situation with Russell, the British funnyman himself might have revealed the reason why he decided to end the marriage. Doing the chat on comedian Marc Maron's podcast WTF, he revealed his struggle "not to cherish and crave" his wild past in his first-ever interview post the split.
"I'd do a gig and four or five women would come back," the actor reportedly said. "There were times when it wasn't all desperate and ugly. There were times when I was this representation of pure libertarianism and sexuality. It's so hard not to cherish them and crave them." He added, "One would leave, another would come. There'd be crossovers. And they had no problem with each other. And it was blissful."