Russell Brand Says Fame Is to Blame for His Divorce from Katy Perry
Katy Perry’s former beaus have been seemingly doing a lot of reflection lately. Just days after her ex-boyfriend John Mayer dished to the New York Times about how hard their breakup was for him, saying that it inspired several of his new tracks, her ex-husband, Russell Brand, is breaking his silence about the end of their union, as well.
Though Perry has spoken out about their split on multiple occasions, telling Marie Claire that Brand’s desire to have children before she was ready played a large part in their demise, the funnyman has offered little insight into their failed marriage, even to Perry — the singer told Vogue back in 2013 that he hadn’t spoken to her since he texted her to say he wanted a divorce.
The new father, who welcomed a baby with fiancé Laura Gallacher back in November, has now opened up to John Bishop on the W Channel about their union, revealing the reasons that he believes they couldn’t make it work.
“Katy was obviously very, very occupied and very busy. I was very occupied, and very busy — not to the same degree, I recognize… the marriage didn’t last a very long time, and I think that is to do with the undulated nature of fame and that, living in those conditions and what was happening,” he said.
Still, he says there’s no hard feelings on his part today. “I have come away from that experience,” he said. “I still feel very warm towards her. I feel like, when I hear about her or see her, ‘Aw, there’s that person. There’s that person in the world.’”
No word on whether or not Perry feels the same.
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(h/t E!, photos via Ian Gavan + Jason Merritt/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)