It’s officially over: Russell Brand and Katy Perry terminated their 14 month marriage yesterday by signing court papers that basically stipulated they’d both leave the marriage the same as they came into it. The split seems to be completely mutual and amicable which has led many to wonder why Katy signed her court documents with a smiley face.
Putting a happy little emoticon on your divorce decree could seem like a serious “eff you” to your ex, but there’s no reason to assume that’s the case here. As we found out yesterday, Russell did the stand-up thing by declining to pursue half of Katy’s massive fortune, and there’s been no talk of cheating or abuse. My guess is, the smiley face is just force of habit for the perpetually bubbly Katy.
The settlement was reached in record time for a Hollywood divorce. The couple agreed to evenly divide all property that they acquired together during the marriage. There are no kids involved, of course, though Katy and Russell did adopt a cat, Krusty, who’s fate remains undetermined. I hope they don’t do the shared custody, every other weekend thing. That can seriously mess a cat up.