Katy Perry Sells NYC Apartment for Almost $3 Million

Celebrity News Apr. 30, 2012 AT 3:30PM
Katy Perry arrives at the ASCAP Pop Awards on April 18, 2012 in Hollywood. Katy Perry arrives at the ASCAP Pop Awards on April 18, 2012 in Hollywood. Credit: Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Just a year and a half after she purchased it, soon-to-be divorcee Katy Perry is getting rid of her and Russell Brand's Big Apple love nest, the New York Post reports.

A "mystery buyer" snagged the swanky two-bedroom duplex, located on North Moore Street in NYC's Tribeca neighborhood, for nearly all of its $2.75 million asking price (Perry, 27, had purchased the pad for around that price back in September 2010, one month before tying the knot with Brand).

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The "Firework" singer and her husband of 14 months split last December; according to his divorce filing, the Arthur actor will not seek spousal support from his estranged wife, who is worth nearly $70 million.

Perry, for her part, seems focused on moving forward; lately, the pop star has been spending time with Florence and the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd, whom she was spotted making out with at Coachella.

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Though her fling with Ackroyd is new, "They're having a fabulous time," an insider tells Us Weekly of the pair. "It's cute puppy love!"

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