- 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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APNewsBreak: Russell Brand, Katy Perry to divorce | Story ...LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Russell Brand and Katy Perry are getting a divorce. The 36-year-old comedian said Friday: "Sadly,...Wonderwall
Splitsville (yet again) for Katy Perry and John Mayer ...Katy Perry and John Mayer attend the Friars Club Roast of Don Rickles at the Waldorf Astoria in New York on June 24,...Wonderwall
Splitsville (yet again) for Katy Perry and John Mayer ...Katy Perry and John Mayer step out to celebrate his 35th birthday with dinner in New York on Oct. 16, 2012 .Wonderwall
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Fashion Face-Off: Katy Perry vs. Nicki Minaj | Gallery ...We're dying to see what these ladies will be wearing on the red carpet this Sunday at the Grammys, but for now, we'll...Wonderwall
Celebs who changed their names | Gallery | WonderwallKaty Perry has made quite a name for herself, but the name she made isn't the one she was born with. She changed her...Wonderwall
Bing: Celebs Without Makeup | Gallery | WonderwallKaty Perry Katy always gets dolled up onstage and for red carpets. But do you know what she looks like when she's au...Wonderwall
A tell-tale heart? Details on Katy Perry's ruby ring from ...Katy Perry and John Mayer leave a party together in Los Feliz, Calif., on Aug. 11, 2012.Wonderwall
Katy Perry Kisses a Kangaroo and More Exotic Celebri-Pets ...By Michelle Lanz Katy Perry has kissed a girl, an undisclosed number of guys, and her cat, and now she adds kangaroos...Wonderwall
Splitsville (yet again) for Katy Perry and John Mayer ...Katy Perry and John Mayer celebrate his 35th birthday over lunch at ABC Kitchen in New York on Oct. 16, 2012.Wonderwall
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