- 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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Splitsville (yet again) for Katy Perry and John Mayer ...Katy Perry and John Mayer pose on the cover of his latest single, "Who You Love."Wonderwall
The Daily Beast: Lady Gaga, Katy Perry & More Stars ...By The Daily Beast. Lady Gaga went sans pants at LAX airport, Katy Perry forgoes bottoms at the Victoria's Secret...Wonderwall
Katy Perry debuts slime green hair | Gallery | WonderwallKaty Perry attends the Echo 2012 Deutscher Musikpreis at Palais am Funkturm in Berlin on March 22, 2012.Wonderwall
Undressed! Celebrity Fashion Flubs | Gallery | WonderwallBy Kat Giantis. Like a goth to a flame, Katy Perry goes over to the dark side now that estranged husband Russell Brand...Wonderwall
Katy and Russell Breakup Aftermath: The Speculation Begins ...By Kat Giantis. If Russell Brand had hoped to escape the wrath of the rumor mill by filing for divorce from Katy Perry...Wonderwall
Katy Perry and John Mayer are still together and 'getting ...Close Hot Gossip Katy Perry and John Mayer are still together and 'getting serious'Wonderwall
Fanny Faux Pas: Katy Perry Accidentally Flashes Butt ...Showing a refreshing lack of vanity, Katy smiles while sopping wet.Wonderwall
LOL Pics for Nov. 17 | Gallery | WonderwallBy Drew Mackie What seems like a moment of that typical Katy Perry exuberance was actually the pop star snapping her...Wonderwall
The Shortlist for March 5 | Gallery | WonderwallKaty Perry on Miley Cyrus smooch: 'God knows where that tongue has been' The smooch Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry shared...Wonderwall
The Shortlist for May 29 | Gallery | WonderwallKaty Perry Goes Makeup-Free in New Film. We're so used to seeing Katy Perry's eyes, lips and cheeks decorated in the...Wonderwall
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