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Brand divorced me by text, says Katy Perry

Russell Brand and Katy Perry in happier times in 2011 Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Pop star Katy Perry has revealed that Essex boy Russell Brand told her he was divorcing her in a text message.

The couple split just 14 months after getting married in India in 2010.

Perry, 28, told the US edition of Vogue magazine that Brand, 38, was not comfortable with the singer being his equal.

"Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31 2011," she told the magazine.

Perry said the British comedian was "hysterical in some ways until he started making jokes about me" when he did not know that she was in the audience at one of his shows.

The Firework singer said she invited Brand "time and time again" to join her on tour.

She told the July issue of Vogue: "I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they're, like, I can't handle the equalness. He didn't like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour."

On London Tonight at 6pm: Katy Perry on her new film

Katy Perry. Credit: Reuters, Mario Anzuoni

London Tonight will be live on the red carpet at the European premier of Katy's Perry's new film later.

Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D is being described as "a rare glimpse into the pop sensation's life behind the cameras.....a backstage pass, front row seat and intimate look at the fun, glamorous, heartbreaking, inspiring, crazy, magical, passionate, and honest mad diary of Katy."

Join us at 6pm to see Katy chatting to our Entertainment Correspondent Lucrezia Millarini.