Katy Perry Divorce: Russell Brand Doesn’t Want Singer’s Money
The Katy Perry divorce drama continues as TMZ releases a new report stating that Russell Brand is no gold digger. Despite the fact that the songstress and her soon-to-be ex-husband did not sign a pre-nuptial agreement prior to their October 2010 wedding, Brand isn’t looking to capitalize off of their split.
By California law, when a marriage ends in divorce, each party is entitled to 50% of the earnings as a whole. Last month, it was reported that Brand could make upwards of $31 million off of the divorce, but now that number has been lessened to around $20 million. No matter which way you slice it, however, Brand is legally entitled to a huge chunk of Katy’s change. While Perry makes a much larger sum than the comedian/actor on a yearly basis (between May 2010 and May 2011, she made upwards of $44 million), TMZ reports that Brand, who is worth roughly $6 million, doesn’t want any of Perry’s money.
Gossip reports have been swirling about Brand dating other women and blaming Perry for the split, but this new development seems to prove that he’s really not the bad guy many media outlets are portraying him to be. A source even told TMZ, “This divorce is as amicable as it gets, and Russell was a mensch [Yiddish for a good person].” Of course, it’s natural that Perry is feeling depressed over the dissolution of their relationship, but Brand taking her 50% of her earnings would’ve added insult to injury … big time.
TMZ also reports that Brand’s lawyer filed the final divorce papers on Tuesday, Feb. 7, but the divorce won’t be official until June 30 since there is a six-month waiting period. At least Perry can keep flirting with famous hunks like NFL star Tim Tebow in the meantime!