- 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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Style Profile: Katy Perry | Gallery | WonderwallClad in a sparkly Blumarine dress, Katy rocked electric blue hair at a classy affair -- the Elton John AIDS...Wonderwall
Katy Perry attends family wedding with John Mayer, tries ...Katy Perry and John Mayer attend the Sony Music Grammy Reception at Bar Nineteen 12 in Beverly Hills on Feb. 10, 2013.Wonderwall
Katy Perry's Smurfiest looks | Gallery | WonderwallFor an appearance on "The Tonight Show" on July 23, 2013, Katy worked a blue leather shift dress as few could. Well,...Wonderwall
Katy Perry's Smurfiest looks | Gallery | WonderwallKaty posed for a "Smurfs 2" photocall in Cancun earlier this year looking classy and ladylike. Smurfette would be proud.Wonderwall
PICTURES: Katy Perry Celebrates 28th Birthday With Family ...USMagazine, Friday, October 26, 2012, 4:45pm (PDT) How will she top it next year? Katy Perry's family and friends made...Wonderwall
Katy Perry ramps up John Mayer engagement rumors by ...Katy Perry and John Mayer attend the Friars Club Roast of Don Rickles at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on June 24,...Wonderwall
Style Profile: Katy Perry | Gallery | WonderwallBest way to sum up Katy Perry ever: faux nude -- that is, making it look like she's flaunting more than she actually...Wonderwall
Katy Perry Debuts Alien Look for New Single 'ET' | Story ...Katy Perry is looking truly extraterrestrial in this pic with Kanye West in advance of launching her latest single!...Wonderwall
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Russell Brand Is "Definitely Playing the Field" Since Katy ...Since filing for divorce from Katy Perry in December 2011, Russell Brand has been "finding himself again," a source...Wonderwall
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