"Nobody knows what really happened except the two people who are in it," Katy Perry told The Hollywood Reporter about her divorce with comedian Russell Brand. The couple split in July 2011 after less than one year of marriage. The chart-topping singer recalled how she dealt with the divorce drama, revealing the emotional aspect of going through a highly publicized breakup.

"What was going on in my personal life was so overwhelming that I had to bend over to let those tears fall straight out of my eye sockets and not my false lashes just as I'm about to go up on that ramp and sing 'Teenage Dream.' I had to smack myself across the face and say, 'These problems are my problems, they are not my audience's problems, learn to separate that.'"

Perry also spoke on her humble beginnings, her burgeoning music career, and her upcoming movie.

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