- Real Name:
- Katheryn Hudson
- Date of Birth:
- October 25, 1984
- Santa Barbara, Calif.
- Resides in:
- Los Angeles, Calif.
Katy Perry’s road to fame was bumpy. Before becoming a chart topper with infectious hits like “ Firework,” “Hot N Cold” and “The One That Got Away,” the daughter of devout ministers tried to make it on the gospel circuit, released a failed Christian pop album at 16, was dropped from several labels despite working with respected production team The Matrix and was broke by 22. But what didn’t kill her apparently made her stronger. With the 2008 release of One Of The Boys and the decidedly anti-spiritual single “I Kissed a Girl,” she, her pin-up and looks and retro girlie aesthetic became a global phenomenon complete with Grammy nominations, wacky world tours, even wackier outfits (Remember the sparkler bra?) and too many awards show performances to count. Her sophomore album, Teenage Dream, was an even bigger success, containing collaborations with Kanye West (“E.T.”) and Snoop Dogg (“California Gurls”) and spawning enough No. 1 singles to tie Michael Jackson’s record. Unfortunately, her love life has not been as golden. After exchanging promise rings in 2008, things fizzled with Gym Class Hero Travis McCoy. Comedian Russell Brand proposed while vacationing in India in 2009 after only four months of dating. The twosome held a days-long ceremony there less than a year later. But as documented in her concert film Katy Perry: Part Of Me, the union disintegrated quickly and he filed for divorce a mere 16 months later. She has since moved on with Florence + the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd and John Mayer, who she dated sporadically from 2012-13. At least she has cat Kitty Purry to keep her company!
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Katy Perry and John Mayer get hands-on during PDA-packed ...Katy Perry and John Mayer leave a party together in Los Feliz, Calif., on Aug. 11, 2012.Wonderwall
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Katy Perry: 'I want to be multidimensional' | Gallery ...By Molly McGonigle. Katy Perry has made a name for herself by being different and standing out. But the "California...Wonderwall
Katy Perry ramps up John Mayer engagement rumors by ...Katy Perry posts a cozy Instagram pic with John Mayer on July 4, 2013, with the caption, "Whose broad stripes & bright...Wonderwall
Inside Katy Perry's Vegas Bachelorette Bash With Rihanna ...Bride-to-be Katy Perry woke up in Vegas on Sunday -- after a wild night out! Set to wed British comic Russell Brand...Wonderwall
Russell Brand: Divorce From Katy Perry Is "Really Good ...Russell Brand was happy with his marriage to Katy Perry -- and happy when they got divorced. The 36-year-old British...Wonderwall
QUICKQUOTE: KATY PERRY | Story | WonderwallThe Associated Press, Sunday, February 10, 2013, 7:35pm (PST) "I was never even nominated in this category, and I have...Wonderwall
Katy Perry Embraces Single Life: "Somehow I Landed on My ...Katy Perry's heartbreak has played out in the public eye for months, but on July 5, moviegoers will get an inside look...Wonderwall
Katy Perry ramps up John Mayer engagement rumors by ...Katy Perry flashes her new ring as she leaves a Los Angeles restaurant with John Mayer on Feb. 14, 2013.Wonderwall
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