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Katy Perry: Russell Brand dumped me over text message

By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   June 18, 2013 at 6:19 PM   |   Comments

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June 18 (UPI) -- Katy Perry went from divorcing off-beat British comedian Russell Brand back in early 2012 to dating musician John Mayer, who once famously compared Jessica Simpson to "sexual napalm."

With both relationships a thing of the past, the 28-year-old pop singer and Vogue cover girl dished about her exes in a new interview for the magazine's July issue.

Perry said that her relationship with Brand ended 14 months after their 2010 marriage, when the 38-year-old comedian asked for a divorce via text message.

"He's a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him," Perry said. "Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011."

Perry also said that Brand wasn't comfortable with her career.

"At first when I met him, he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they're like, I can't handle the equalness," she said.

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. I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can't necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day. I let go and I was like: This isn't because of me; this is beyond me. So I have moved on from that.

Perry started dating Mayer shortly after her relationship with Brand ended. She called the 35-year-old singer-songwriter a "broken bird."

"I was madly in love with him. I still am madly in love with him," she said.

"All I can say about that relationship is that he's got a beautiful mind. "Beautiful mind, tortured soul. I do have to figure out why I am attracted to these broken birds," she added.

July Vogue hits stands June 25.

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