According to the Us Weekly, the couple spent Christmas apart after a “massive fight” that made Perry cancel plans to fly to London to see Brand. Instead, she headed to Hawaii with friends for the weekend.
“They had a massive fight,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “She was like, ‘F–k you. I’m going to do my own thing.’ Russell replied, ‘Fine, f–k you too.”
That explains why the multi-platinum singer was snapped splashing in the Pacific Ocean off Kauai – sans wedding ring. Meanwhile, British comic Brand, 36, was catching up with a pal in a pub in chilly Coverack, Cornwall.
Given their hectic work schedules have meant the couple have spent considerable time apart, the holiday season provided the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time together.
But according to the Daily Mail, the couple have planned Christmas together with reports Katy was going to jet her family in a private plane over to the UK to celebrate together.
In November, Brand’s mother Barbara had tweeted she was looking forward to spending the festive season with her son and daughter-in-law.
She wrote on Twitter: “Spoke to Russell and Katy, they are so happy, it’s lovely. We will all be together for Christmas.”
This is just the latest rumor to pop up about Perry and Brand, who were married in October 2010.
First came the pregnancy rumors in November, which Perry addressed at a New York concert, telling the crowd that her alleged baby bump was just due to too much pizza. She also opened up about the rumors while at the American Music Awards.
“I still love drinking alcohol, so not yet. I like In-N-Out Burger and Taco Bell and if you want to make that pregnant that’s your problem,” she told The Insider’s Kevin Frazier, the Huff Post reports.
Then Perry took to Twitter to make light of both the divorce and pregnancy stories. “First I’m pregnant & then I’m divorced. What am I All My Children?! #ericakane #pshhh #ifihadadollarforeverytime,” Perry tweeted Nov. 30.
A source confirms to E! News that Katy and Russell have been having “problems” and that they’ve been spending “a lot of time apart,” including Christmas.
The source told E! Online that things began getting tense between the two in early December and that Katy has been “a mess” about it at times.
“There is always rumors, aren’t there?” Brand told Ellen DeGeneres on her show earlier this month, referencing rumors of an impending divorce that made the rounds in November.
“In the end you have to just not engage with Internet technology, which is difficult because a lot of the nude women websites I quite enjoy. But they’ve had to go! … I’ve treated the whole Internet now like it’s a wicked little liar… I am really happily married.”
Brand continued to make it very clear that he and Perry are in their marriage for good, telling DeGeneres, “I’m married to Katy perpetually. ‘Until death do us part’ was the pledge. I’m still alive!”