Katy Perry was born Kathryn Hudson on October 25th, 1984 in Santa Barbara, California. Perry grew up in a conservative household with two pastors for parents. She was not allowed to watch the television channels MTV or VH1, which would prominently feature her music in the future. Perry actually began her career as a gospel singer but would eventually breakout as the colorful and dramatic singer the world has come to know and love. She was briefly married to comedian Russell Brand in 2010; the couple divorced after 14 months of marriage. Perry is currently in the “on again” phase of an on again, off again romance with fellow singer John Mayer.