Katy Perry ‘wanted Russell Brand to file for divorce’

London: Pop star Katy Perry reportedly wanted Russell Brand, to file for divorce as she did not wish to disappoint her evangelical Christian parents, by being the one to end her marriage.

The 36-year-old’s lawyers filed papers in Los Angeles this week ending the A-list couple’s 14-month marriage, the Daily Mail reported.

According to celebrity website TMZ, the 27-year-old singer, did not want to officially file for divorce herself as divorce goes against her religious upbringing.

Her parents, Keith and Mary Hudson, had publicly given their approval to their daughter’s love before their marriage, despite Brand’s controversial background.

Keith, a pastor, had at the time said that everyone had a past and he also “used to take LSD”.

“We all have a past. I was in the Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin era, and I used to take LSD,” he had said.

TMZ alleges that, contrary to earlier reports, the couple had agreed to split a few weeks ago, but waited to file papers until they were both out of the country.

Brand is currently in England, while ‘Hot and Cold’ singer Perry is on holiday in Hawaii.

Russell released a statement yesterday that said he still ‘adores’ his wife and hoped they would remain friends.

“Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends,” he had said.

His legal team filed court documents at the Superior Court in Los Angeles yesterday citing ‘irreconcilable differences.’