Katy Perry 'invited to Barbados by best friend Rihanna following split from Russell Brand'
Katy Perry has been invited to stay with Rihanna in Barbados following her split from Russell Brand, it has been claimed.
The 23-year-old singer, who organised Perry's hen night before her wedding to comedian Brand, is said to have reached out to the star in the wake of the news that their marriage had come to an end.
And now Perry, who is currently in Hawaii, is said to be considering jetting to the Caribbean to be with her best friend.
That's what friends are for: Rihanna has invited Katy Perry to Barbados following her split from husband Russell Brand
A source told The Sun: 'Katy is hardly speaking to anyone right now, but she called Rihanna as soon as she heard Russell was filing for divorce.'
'Katy was embarrassed about calling her parents as they'd been so against Russell in the first place, but Rihanna was a great support for her and she really helped to calm her down.
'When Rihanna told her the news, she suggested flying down to Barbados to stay with her and her family.'
However, the Daily Mirror claim that while the pair have been in touch, Rihanna suggested a girly getaway to Mexico rather than Katy flying to Barbados.
Keeping a low profile: Brand was seen leaving The Savoy Hotel this weekend alongside a woman believed to be singer Florence Welch, although the pair were not together
Meanwhile, as Perry is in Hawaii, Brand is staying in a £1,000-a-night suite at London's Savoy Hotel.
Asked how he was feeling as he was seen leaving the hotel, Brand told The Sun: 'I'm all right'. He is then said to have sarcastically added: 'Everything is perfect'.
It has also been claimed that Brand is now considering moving back to England in the wake of the split.
Divorce money: Russell could be entitled to half Katy's earnings under Californian law
A source told the Daily Star: 'He would be keen to move back to Britain as he needs a fresh start.
'It’s a terrible time for him and despite his growing fame in America, he wants to cope with it by being back on home turf.'
It was claimed yesterday that Brand is set to make up to £20million from his divorce, as he is in line for the huge lump sum in a 50/50 split of the couple's earnings even after just 14 months of marriage.
Brand, 36, and Perry, 27, didn't sign a pre-nuptial agreement when they married in October 2010 so under Californian law, he could be entitled to half of her fortune.
In line for a fortune: Russell, seen here arriving at a London law firm on Saturday, could make up to £20m from his divorce from Katy Perry
Legal advice: Russell kept his eyes hidden behind dark glasses as he arrived at the law firm
Brand announced on Friday that the couple’s marriage was over after they spent Christmas apart and his lawyers filed divorce papers at Los Angeles Superior Court citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ between the pair who met at the MTV Music Awards in September 2009.
Miles apart: Many suspected the couple were having problems when Katy spent the Christmas break in Hawaii without her husband
The Star reported that according to Forbes Magazine, Perry is worth £28million, a fortune that industry insiders said has rocked recently to at least £45million due to her non-stop touring and commercial ventures.
Brand, in contrast, has a net worth of about £11million from his stand-up tours and a string of movies including Get Him To The Greek and the remake of the Dudley Moore film Arthur.
Other reports today have hinted that Brand and Perry threatened each other with divorce several times recently after a string of arguments.
A former aide of the pair told the paper: 'I believe the filing of this divorce was as childish as many of their arguments. It was a case of "I’m dumping you before you can dump me", a total pride thing.
'I don’t think Russell liked that Katy was the bigger star. He’d pick her to pieces over the most trivial things.'
And website TMZ reported that although the couple were completely in love when they married, the honeymoon period didn't last long.
The celebrity new site claimed that a source said the bickering between them started not long after they tied the knot and while Brand is more of a homebody, having given up his partying ways many years ago, Perry loved going out and they would row when he wanted to leave an event early.
Legging it: Rihanna is now in Miami, Florida, where she spent New Year's Eve
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