As we all know by now, Katy Perry and Russell Brand have officially called it quits after only 14 months of marriage. If you think they are the only ones dealing with the fallout of their relationship – think again!
Katy Perry’s parents, who are evangelical ministers, addressed a packed congregation of 300 worshippers on Wednesday in Ohio, telling everyone they are handling their daughter’s decision to divorce – in fact they are saying it a “gift from god” to help with attendance.
According to the NY Post, Katy’s mom, Mary, joked “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.”
I love my daughter and I will always love her,” Katy’s dad said. “Stop being judgmental and critical. Do not close the doors to your loved ones, especially your children.”
Adding, “Just because they do not like what you do or what you are, they are still praying that you stay in the race. They are counting on you.”
It was announced earlier this week that Katy will make her first public appearance since the split at January 11th’s People’s Choice Awards.