Following her split with Mr Brand, the New York Post has reported that the singer Katy Perry spent New Year's Eve partying with friends at Soho House in West Hollywood. Just days after her husband filed for divorce in Los Angeles, she was spotted at the party, chatting for a long time to a guy with shoulder-length hair. One of the party-goers was reported to have commented that "one wouldn't have ever even known that her husband had just filed for divorce. "
During the party, the DJ played Perry's hit single 'Last Friday night', at which point one of the guests approached her to thank her for the song. Perry's response was to say "Wow, thank you - that makes me so happy." Katy Perry's ex, meanwhile was spotted out partying in London, leaving the Savoy Hotel with friends, including Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. Since their divorce was announced, it has been suggested that their split was due to Katy's desire to focus on her career, whilst Brand wanted to start a family.
The couple married in October 2010, after they began dating in 2009. Their traditional Hindu wedding ceremony took place in Rajasthan, India - the same place that Brand had proposed. After just 14 months of marriage, it was revealed that the pair would be getting divorced. They had spent Christmas Day, 2011 apart and both had been spotted in separate locations - neither of them wearing their wedding rings. They were not the only celebrity couple to announce a split over the holiday period - Westlife's Mark Feehily announced that he and his partner Kevin MCDaid were separating, as did Katherine Jenkins and Gethin Jones.