Katy Perry parents have revealed how Russell Brand decision to file for divorce came as a shock to their pop star daughter.
Church ministers Keith and Mary say they are devastated by the end of Katy's marriage after only 14 months, but vowed to love Russell no matter what happens
The devout couple spoke to a close pal of their hopes that the couple could get back together.
But comic Russell, 36, a self-confessed womaniser before he met American Katy, told pals. Let the good times roll again.
He is said to be looking for a bigger home in Britain and will only return to the US to work.
As the rift between the star couple widened, singer Katy's dad broke down in tears while talking about his daughter in a sermon about love and marriage on Thursday.
Pastors Keith and Mary Hudson preached for 90 minutes during a Wednesday night service at Church on the Rise in Westlake, Ohio
The couple preached for 90 minutes at the church
Pastor Paul Endrei, a close pal of Keith and Mary, said after the service. We had no idea about the divorce. It came as a complete shock to everyone.
"My understanding is that Russell more or less initiated what happened. I can tell you that Keith and Mary will love Russell no matter what happens.
The pastor joined evangelists Keith and Mary, both 63, at the Church on the Rise in Westlake, Ohio.
Keith told the congregation. You know why my daughter is where she is today? It's because she really loves people and they know that. I'm going to be there for her no matter what. I know love always wins out.
Russell, 36, has said he doesn't want a penny from Katy, 27. He is worth 15million but her assets run to 35million.
Russell can't afford to turn his back on America because of work, but home to him is the UK, said one pal.
His proper friends are here and he wants to be' closer to his mum. He wants to roll back the years to when he was known for womanising.
Talking recently about his old life, Russell said " I'd do a gig, and four or five women would come back. There were times when it wasn't all desperate and ugly. It's so hard not to cherish them and crave them.
He made the comments just days before he and Katy jetted to opposite sides of the world for Christmas.
The Sunday Mirror last week revealed how Russell, who gave up drink and drugs in 2002, filed for divorce because he was fed up with Katy's partying and boozy lifestyle and wanted to start a family.
Now more details of their rows have emerged. His pal said "He accused Katy of flaunting drink in front of him. In the final few weeks it got worse and he told us he thought Katy was actively flirting with men at her birthday party. He'd had enough.
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