Katy Perry reveals the real reason behind her split from Russell Brand

Katy Perry has shed further light on the end of her 14-month marriage to Russell Brand.

The Roar star has said that while Russell wanted to start a family, she didn't feel ready to have children, telling Marie Claire, "I'm definitely not there yet".

"When I decide to have a family, I'll just want to be Mom for a little bit. (Russell) really wanted me to have children, and I knew I wasn't ready — I think it was a way of control," said the 29-year-old singer.



"I think it was part of, if I have a kid, then I would have to sacrifice — I'd have to be home more. I really wanted to, but I knew I wasn't ready for it. It wasn't like, 'Hey, let's have a kid because we're in love'."

She added, "There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, 'OK. All right. I can't feel this. This is too intense right now'. I was just, like, eating Flamin' Hit Cheetos and drinking, and that is it."

Katy also revealed that the pain of the split affected her relationship with John Mayer.


Katy with her current boyfriend John Mayer.

"I took a break from my boyfriend, not one that I wanted. I was like a splash of cold water to search inward on what was going on with me," she said.

"This is what led me to this new awakening, this realizing, if I don't do some self-love, I'm not going to be able to keep the love I want.

"I still needed to deal with all of my ex-husband stuff. I hadn't. It's almost like if I kept talking about it, it would seem like I actually care about it. I don't."