http://www.tmz.com/2012/01/01/katy-perry-divorce-russell-brand/ Found the above article while looking for stuff about the upcoming John Carter movie. It's sad that this happened, but it does provide a valuable lesson. The two of them didn't date for very long and due to their schedules, didn't spend a lot of time together. Based on this article, it seems like the whole situation was driven by infatuation. And they entered married life unaware of the impending land mines the article described--both being stubborn and unwilling to back down in arguments, or Perry being into parties while Brand being a homebody.