Katy Perry and comedian Russell Brand didn’t sign a pre-nuptial agreement when they married so under Californian law, he could be entitled to half of her fortune! Brand is in line for a huge lump sum in a 50/50 split of the couple’s earnings even after just 14 months of marriage. Hit the jump to find out how much he will likely receive!!
A whopping $31 Million!!
Brand announced on Friday that the coupleâ€™s marriage was over after they spent Christmas apart and his lawyers filed divorce papers at Los Angeles Superior Court citing â€˜irreconcilable differencesâ€™ between the pair who met at the MTV Music Awards in 2009.
Speaking to the Daily Star on Sunday outside The Savoy Hotel in London yesterday, he said: ‘Iâ€™m doing good. Everything is going to be better next year.’
According to Forbes Magazine, Perry is worth $30M, a fortune that industry insiders said has rocked recently to at least $55M due to her non-stop touring and commercial ventures.
Brand, in contrast, has a net worth of about $20M from his stand-up tours and a string of hit movies including Get Him To The Greek and the remake of the Dudley Moore film Arthur.
A former aide of the pair told the paper: ‘I believe the filing of this divorce was as childish as many of their arguments. It was a case of “Iâ€™m dumping you before you can dump me”, a total pride thing.
‘I donâ€™t think Russell liked that Katy was the bigger star. Heâ€™d pick her to pieces over the most trivial things.’