- 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 | WonderwallShe's a jolly, happy soul indeed. Forgive the inclusion of two separate Christmas concert costumes in a February...Wonderwall
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The Shortlist Dec. 26 | Gallery | WonderwallJohn Mayer Joins Katy Perry's Folks for Christmas After spending Saturday visiting terminally ill patients at a...Wonderwall
Katy Perry ramps up John Mayer engagement rumors by ...John Mayer and Katy Perry attend the presidential inauguration on Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington, D.C.Wonderwall
Fashion hits and misses: The 2014 Grammy Awards | Gallery ...Katy Perry let her hair bun down as she switched out her haute couture Valentino tutu for yet another...Wonderwall
Katy Perry and Russell Brand Divorcing | Story | WonderwallKaty Perry and Russell Brand are ending their 14-month marriage. After a week of speculation during which both were...Wonderwall
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Fashion Face-Off: Katy Perry vs. Nicki Minaj | Gallery ...Katy and Nicki's embrace of blunt bangs couldn't have hurt the trend's staying power. Katy showed hers off at the 2010...Wonderwall
WATCH: Kevin McHale Woos Katy Perry in 'Last Friday Night ..."Glee" star Kevin McHale attempts to win Katy Perry's heart in her new music video, "Last Friday Night (TGIF)."...Wonderwall
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