On Tuesday, Russell Brand filed the final papers for his divorce from Katy Perry, which will be officially done in June, according to TMZ. And the site reports something that’s not too surprising for those of us who like to think Brand really is the nice, if slightly nutty, guy he appears to be in public: He’s not claiming community property rights, which would entitle him to about $20 million, half of Perry’s earnings while they were married.
“This divorce is as amicable as it gets, and Russell was a mensch,” TMZ’s anonymous source says.
While this is the kind of divorce story that warms our hearts (sort of), there is still a whole lot of other gossip about the former couple’s love lives. At the Super Bowl, Katy seemed to be poking fun at the rumors of her hooking up with Tim Tebow, dedicating her song “Peacock” to him during her pre-game concert. And now, the U.K’s OK! magazine is claiming that Russell has been sending “flirty” texts to newly divorced Katy Perry doppleganger Zooey Deschanel. Hey, the New Girl star was one of our suggestions for him, too!
BTW, Russell’s performing at the ComedySportz Theatre in L.A. tomorrow night. We wonder if, now that he’s filed the papers, he can begin joking about his newly single status? It’s a great way to fight the pain, Rusty!