Katy Perry Breaks Silence on Divorce From Russell Brand

10:39 PM PST 01/07/2012 by Rebecca Ford
Lauren Dukoff

The pop singer used her Twitter account to thank her fans and shun the gossip.

Katy Perry’s Twitter has been silent since the news about her divorce from Russell Brand came out on Dec. 30.

But on Saturday, Perry broke the silence – and made it clear that she doesn’t need anyone else speaking for her.

“Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, "close sources" or my family,” she wrote on Twitter.

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Perry, 27, also took a moment to thank her loyal fans, writing “I am so grateful for all the love and support I've had from people around the world.”

“You guys have made my heart happy again,” the singer wrote. Before Saturday, Perry had not Tweeted since Dec. 26.

On Dec. 30, Brand announced that he was filing for divorce from Perry. "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends," the 36-year-old British actor and comedian released in a statement.

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The couple, who had been married since October 2010, became the subject of rumors when it was noticed that they were not spending the holidays together. They were also seen not wearing their wedding rings.

Brand, who stars in the upcoming Rock of Ages and was cast in Diablo Cody's directorial debut with Julianne Hough in September, and "Teenage Dream" singer Perry, were married Oct. 23, 2010 in India. The marriage, the first for both, lasted 14 months. The pair began dating in 2009 after meeting at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.
 

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