After almost a year of not speaking to each other, In Touch has learned that Katy Perry is texting ex-husband Russell Brand in an effort to try to mend her relationship with him. And it's a move that won’t sit well with her on-again, off-again beau, John Mayer, friends fear.
“Katy recently starting texting Russell but has been hiding it from John,” a friend of Katy’s tells the new issue of In Touch, on newsstands now. “John would freak out if he knew.” The pal insists, however, that the texts are innocent – usually just quick hellos and check-ins.
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The couple, who filed for divorce in December 2011 after just 14 months of marriage, “didn’t talk at all,” the friends insists. “At the time, it was great for her to be able to move on, but now she needs that peace of mind that comes with connecting with someone you loved.”
Katy thinks it’s “healthy and constructive,” the pal adds, “to have closure and to be friends with Russell.”