Entertainment Music Katy Perry Opens Up About Her Previous Marriage to Russell Brand: 'It Was Just Like a Tornado' The couple wed back in 2010 before eventually ending their 14-month marriage in 2011 By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 31, 2020 10:45 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Katy Perry is opening up about her marriage to Russell Brand, nine years after the pair split back in 2011. During an interview with 60 Minutes Australia that aired on Sunday, the pop songstress, 35, spoke candidly about her marriage to Brand, 45, and described the relationship as the "first breaking of my idealistic mind." "I was having great success at 23, 24 and 25 and then I met someone that was interesting and stimulating. It was just like a tornado, it was everything happening at once," she revealed. The "Smile" singer added that she has "always resonated with friction and resistance and challenges," and said that she knows that about herself. Brand and Perry married back in 2010 before eventually ending their 14-month marriage the following year. Katy Perry and Russell Brand. Michael Buckner/WireImage In a July 2013 cover story with Vogue, Perry revealed that Brand was the one who decided to end their marriage when he sent her a text message informing her that he planned to file for divorce. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "He's a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him," Perry told the outlet. "Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011." During her chat with 60 Minutes Australia, Perry also opened up about her current relationship with fiancé Orlando Bloom, calling it, "a healthy frictional, very open, very communicative, nothing is swept under the mat type of relationship." "It's like, we should probably walk into the other room to discuss something where we disagree because we'll just do it in public," she added. "But I think if we can get to the ends of our lives together, we'll be each other's greatest teachers." Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. Dave M. Benett/VF17/WireImage She continued, "Dating is different. Weekend lovers? That's fun, that's candy. This is solid. This is like the main course." Perry and Bloom, 43, recently welcomed a new addition to their family — a daughter named Daisy Dove — and were set to tie the knot in Japan earlier this summer but decided against it due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.