Katy Perry reveals that Brand divorced her 'by text'

US singer Katy Perry has revealed that Russell Brand told her he was divorcing her in a text message.

The couple split in 2011, just 14 months after getting married in India in 2010.

Russell Brand and Katy Perry pictured in April 2011 before their split Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Perry, 28, told the US edition of Vogue magazine: "Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31 2011".

She also said that Brand, 38, was not comfortable with the singer being his equal.

"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".

"So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting. I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can't necessarily disclose", she added.