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Katy Perry has lashed out at her parents over comments they have made concerning her divorce to Russell Brand, and thinks they are trying to capitalize on their famous daughter.
"What has taken place in my daughter's life has opened many opportunities to go in and be with guarded and gated people. God has given us a platform to go in and meet people -- and they like us because we are cool. We are not threatening," Perry's father Keith Hudson said to his congregation at Church On the Rise last Wednesday.
The pop star's pastor parents have begun to advertise themselves to churches as the parents of Katy Perry.
"I'm sure Katy is trending on the internet just to get you to church tonight. I mean all over the world, who knows how God is bringing them in? The most important thing is you are here and God wants to put the fire in you in 2012," Mary Hudson said, according to TMZ.
Perry did not appreciate the comments made by her parents and took to Twitter to express her anger.
"@Katy Perry Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, ‘close sources’ or my family."
Yesterday all was relatively quiet as Pastor Keith preached at New Hope International in Fort Valley, GA, with no mention of his famous daughter.
However, Keith did tell a few jokes concerning the situation as he said with a laugh, "I'd like to ask all the press to stand. We want to get you saved so you can write good stuff."
It was just two weeks ago that Katy and Russell Brand's divorce rumors came true when Brand reportedly filed for divorce in Los Angeles citing, "irreconcilable differences."
It has now been claimed, according to Female First, that Perry did not want to file for the divorce herself as her parents, Mary and Keith Hudson, who are both Evangelical Pastors, would be strongly against a divorce and breaking of their vows.
The couple has only been married since October 2010, and rumors already had emerged that their marriage was in difficulty two months ago. Those rumors hit fever pitch at Christmas time as Perry spent the holidays with friends in Hawaii whilst Brand went to Cornwall in South West England. It now looks like the couple’s marriage will be added to a long list of super-short celebrity marriages
If the divorce does go ahead, the couple will have a $75 million estate to divide between them. It is believed Perry’s finances value just slightly more than double that of Brand’s finances.
Brand recently said, "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."