Even though Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s relationship was short lived it was one of those Hollywood romances people will be talking about forever. The stars enjoyed a whirlwind romance as they fell in love and got married rather quickly, only to engage in an extremely public and nasty split shortly after. While they’ve both moved on with other relationships, Perry is currently dating Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean actor, Orlando Bloom, while Brand is engaged to and now has his first child with Laura Gallacher. Despite all this, we’re still curious about what happened between Perry and Brand, so here’s a look at 9 things you probably didn’t know about Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s relationship!
9. How They Met
When the British comedian and pop singer first met on the set of Get Him to the Greek back in 2008, Perry was dating Gym Class Heroes singer Travis McCoy. More specifically, the story goes that Perry and Brand first sparked a chemistry when a Forgetting Sarah Marshall filmmaker set up a shoot at the 2008 VMA’s to get celebrity cameos for the Aldous Snow spin-off — Katy Perry was one of them. When she came back for the VMA’s in 2009 newly single, she and Brand began a more flirtatious relationship. They started dating and were engaged shortly after on New Year’s Eve! During the 2010 VMA nominations, she tweeted: “I luv the VMA’s, u never know what u’ll get from em! I got a hubby.”