Katy Perry on Russell Brand Marriage: "I Did Everything I Could But It Still Failed"

Celebrity News Jun. 22, 2012 AT 12:15PM
Katy Perry on Russell Brand Marriage: "I Did Everything I Could But It Still Failed"

Breakups are never easy -- especially if they're caught on camera.

The final moments of Katy Perry's 14-month marriage to Russell Brand are chronicled in the pop star's new documentary, Katy Perry: Part Of Me (in theaters July 5). In the revealing film, the "Wide Awake" singer admitted: "Being in love is a dream, but the reality is not like the movies. There's a lot more compromise and sacrifice."

PHOTOS: Katy Perry's crazy cleavage

Prior to their split, Perry, 27, informed her management team that the longest she was willing to go without seeing Brand, 37, was two weeks; she often flew to wherever he was working to spend three or four days with him.

VIDEO: Look back at Katy Perry and Russell Brand's wedding

At one point, a frustrated Perry learned she would be going 18 days without seeing her then-husband. "Where are my relationship days?" she asked, looking at her jam-packed schedule.

The constant traveling became more problematic as time went on. "She'll fly to wherever Russell is," a team member said in a voiceover. "She's running herself ragged."

Russell Brand and Katy Perry attend the
Russell Brand and Katy Perry attend the "Arthur" premiere on April 19, 2011 in London, England.
Credit: Jon Furniss/WireImage.com

At one point in the film, a makeup-free Perry sat on an airplane, looked into camera and admitted: "I'm trying to keep my marriage alive."

PHOTOS: Katy Perry and Russell Brand's zany romance

After Brand filed for divorce in December, Perry was visibly and understandably upset. "The truth is I'm a romantic and I believed in the fairy tale. . .I did everything I could but it still failed," she said. "The dream of being in love is a lot different than the reality of making it work."

But Perry, ever the optimist, quickly changed her tune: "I've got a second chance at a brilliant life."

How we use your email
X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Us Weekly and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

comments powered by Disqus

ADVERTISEMENT