Katy Perry has finally spoken out after keeping silence since it emerged that her 14-month marriage to Russell Brand was over.
Katy Perry, 27, has been somewhat forced into making an official statement over her impending divorce since speculation as to why she and Russell Brand, 36, split had gone into overdrive.
The singer made it crystal clear yesterday that she speaks for herself and she also took a swipe at her parents who had publicly given their opinion on their daughter’s troubles.
Katy Perry said on Twitter: “I am so grateful for all the love and support I’ve had from people around the world. You guys have made my heart happy again.”
The singer also put out a strong and stern warning to her fans to not listen to any rumors or information about her unless she says it herself.
Katy Perry said: “Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, <<close sources>> or my family.”
Katy Perry has finally spoken out after keeping silence since it emerged that her 14-month marriage to Russell Brand was over
The tweet, which was Katy Perry’s first since December 26, will be a clear message to her evangelical parents who had spoken about the split earlier this week.
Pastors Keith and Mary Hudson spoke about their daughter’s divorce for the first time – from the pulpit of their evangelical church, which was unusually packed.
They suggested their daughter split with Russell Brand was a gift sent by God – to help them fill churches.
Mary Hudson, 63, preached to the Church on the Rise congregation in Westlake, Ohio: “I’m sure that Katy’s trending on the Internet was to get you here to church tonight.”
“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.”
Russell Brand announced on December 30 that he was filing for divorce from Katy Perry and said: “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”
It has also emerged Katy Perry will stay in the couple’s $6.5 million Hollywood Hills mansion and Russell Brand will move out.
Sources close to told TMZ the moving process is already under way and most of the camp comic’s belongings are already out of the home.
It seems Katy Perry and Russell Brand are still on reasonably good terms as the decision over the house went reasonably smoothly.
The couple had purchased the home together just a few months ago.
Friends said Katy Perry had asked Russell Brand to file the court papers last month to avoid upsetting her parents, who are strongly opposed to divorce.
The comments were revealed by biographer Chloe Govan, author of Katy Perry: A Life of Fireworks.
A friend said: “Russ was forever making lewd jokes at the dinner table and poking fun at her parents’ beliefs.
“He managed to restrain himself in the beginning – just. But as the marriage progressed, he got worse and kept winding up her family.”
Another friend said: “After the lust wore off, reality hit home about their differences and she was left thinking, <<What have I done?>>”
Other rumors say the split was because Katy Perry couldn’t keep up with Russell Brand’s appetite in the bedroom, and his disapproval of her party lifestyle.
Russell Brand, who Katy Perry affectionately called Rusty, has reportedly been uninvited from the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday to avoid a confrontation with Katy, where she is expected to make an appearance.
Hugh Grant met Tinglan Hong, the mother of his first child at a Chinese restaurant,the Bayee Village in Wimbledon, where she worked.
Hugh Grant, 51, met Tinglan Hong at the Bayee Village,where he dined regularly and she entertained guests by singing karaoke.
Tinglan Hong, 32, worked in the restaurant for seven years and dated its owner Marco Yu before her short relationship with Hugh Grant.
Hugh Grant met Tinglan Hong, the mother of his first child at a Chinese restaurant,the Bayee Village in Wimbledon, where she worked
Speaking about Tinglan Hong, who was known as Tin Tin, Marco Yu told the Sunday Mirror that he was shocked at hearing his former girlfriend was pregnant with Hugh Grant’s baby.
Bayee Village restaurant owner, Marco Yu said: “She’s a nice girl and a good worker. Everybody liked her. She comes from a good family and has a masters degree in travel and tourism so is very bright.
“I haven’t seen her since she went on maternity leave but I wish her the best of luck.”
Bayee Village restaurant in Wimbledon is regularly frequented by famous people with Hugh Grant being a regular and members of the Fulham football squad.
Restaurant specials include sweet and sour sea bass and a number of dishes based on lobster.
Bayee Village restaurant in Wimbledon is regularly frequented by famous people with Hugh Grant being a regular and members of the Fulham football squad
Tinglan Hong was born in China before moving to the England where she engaged in what was named a “fleeting” affair with Hugh Grant.
The news Tinglan Hong gave birth to Hugh Grant’s first baby, a girl who is now six weeks old, caused surprise around the globe and was not planned.
Hugh Grant is not believed to have been present at the birth but he is said to have spent around half an hour with her the following day before heading to Scotland to play in a golf tournament.
According to U.S. reports, Tinglan Hong gave birth at the beginning of October, but the British media has been told that she had the child on the afternoon of September 26.
Hugh Grant’s baby girl was delivered at the private Portland Hospital in central London by Caesarean section. It is believed Tinglan Hong used the name “Sophie” for the baby during her stay at the hospital.
Hugh Grant has become a father for the first time and welcomes a baby girl after his ex-girlfriend, Tinglan Hong gave birth following a “fleeting affair”.
The pregnancy was not planned and the child, who has not been named, is now five weeks old.
Hugh Grant, 51, is not believed to have been present at the birth but he is said to have spent around half an hour with her the following day before heading to Scotland to play in a golf tournament.
According to some reports, Tinglan Hong, 32, gave birth on the afternoon of September 26.
The baby was delivered at the private Portland Hospital in central London by caesarean section. It is believed the mother used the name “Sophie” Hong during her stay at the hospital.
Hugh Grant has become a father for the first time and welcomes a baby girl after his ex-girlfriend, Tinglan Hong gave birth following a "fleeting affair"
Hugh Grant – who previously dated Liz Hurley and Jemima Khan and has a reputation as a commitment-phobe – had a short-lived relationship with Tinglan Hong, who is Chinese and said to be an actress.
Hugh Grant and Tinglan Hong are no longer together and last night actor’ spokesman said:
“I can confirm that Hugh Grant is the delighted father of a baby girl. He and the mother had a fleeting affair and while this was not planned, Hugh could not be happier or more supportive.
“He and the mother have discussed everything and are on very friendly terms.”
However, the identity of the mother was not disclosed in the statement, nor were details of the couple’s relationship.
A heavily pregnant Tinglan Hong was photographed strolling in London in September
Tinglan Hong – who had been living in Merton, south London – is said to have moved close to Grant’s £3 million home in Fulham, south-west London. According to Westminster Register Office, the birth had still not been registered yesterday. Legally, it has to be registered by next Monday.
Hugh Grant and Tinglan Hong met last year and began dating in January. Their relationship is said to have petered out soon after she fell pregnant.
In September, a heavily pregnant Tinglan Hong was photographed strolling in London in a baggy pink and white top and a cream cardigan.
On the day that Tinglan Hong gave birth, Hugh Grant – who rose to fame in Four Weddings And A Funeral and is estimated to be worth £40 million – was at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool.
Hugh Grant and Tinglan Hong met last year and began dating in January
Hugh Grant even posed for a photograph with deputy leader Harriet Harman after she congratulated him for “bravely speaking out” about the phone-hacking scandal which led to the closure of the News Of The World.
Following his trip to see the child, Hugh Grant headed to Scotland. On September 28, the actor teed off alongside professional David Howell at annual celebrity golf tournament The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
It was the same event at which Liz Hurley announced her engagement to cricketer Shane Warne, who proposed over dinner.
Hugh Grant spent four days at the event, although his involvement in the tournament ended after three rounds.
Some questioned actor’s decision to go to the tournament so soon after the birth.
One source close to Hugh Grant was reported to have told a U.S. website last night:
“He’s going to be a great dad! He’s beaming about his daughter. He’s not with the mum any more but he’s absolutely thrilled.”
On September 23, three days before the birth, Hugh Grant seemingly hinted at his impending fatherhood when he tweeted:
“Recently, in my life, everything is beautiful! I’m happy.”
Four years ago Hugh Grant told glossy magazine Vogue he was ready to be a father, saying: “As much as I adore myself, I’m quite keen to find someone else to care about more. I remember reading a Warren Beatty quote when he finally had children and said “what a relief it was not to be all me, me, me.”
In 2010, Hugh Grant told a Spanish TV show: “I have some resolutions like losing some pounds. I also need to get married and have children. I need a new house.”
And in September 2010, the actor said he “should settle down” and that he wished he had children.
Hugh Grant also revealed he was attracted to Chinese women after a visit to the country in 2010, where he had “fallen in love four times” in 24 hours.
Hugh Grant – who has never married – has starred in films including About A Boy and Notting Hill.
In 1995, Hugh Grant starred alongside Julianne Moore in the film Nine Months, which told the story of a commitment-phobe who finds out his long-term girlfriend is pregnant.
Hugh Grant dated Elizabeth Hurley, now 46, for 13 years before they split in 2000, five years after he was caught cheating with Hollywood prostitute Divine Brown.
Hugh Grant and socialite Jemima Khan, now 37, then dated for three years from 2004.