Pop star Katy Perry did not expect her marriage to comedian Russell Brand to end, it has been revealed.
The pop star split from the Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor last month after Russell filed divorce papers in Los Angeles citing "irreconcilable differences".
Speaking to HollywoodLife.com, a source said: "Katy and Russell were having normal couple problems. There was no talk of divorce around Thanksgiving. It all happened right before Christmas but no one, not even Katy saw the divorce coming."
During an interview with Marc Maron, recorded for his WTF podcast just before the split, Russell fondly recalled his "blissful" womanising ways.
He said: "I'd do a gig and four or five women would come back.
"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.
"I know where they ended up. I know where they went, but I became this thing. Women meeting across me. One would leave, another would come. There'd be crossovers. And they had no problem with each other. And it was blissful."
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