(LOS ANGELES) — Katy Perry earned $44 million between May 2010 and May 2011, according to Forbes magazine, but she doesn’t have to worry about giving half of it to her soon-to-be ex, Russell Brand, because he’s not interested in a single penny, TMZ.com reports.
Sources tell TMZ the couple did not have a pre-nup, and as a result their marriage is subject to California community property law, which entitles each partner to 50 percent of everything earned during a marriage.
The couple tied the knot in October 2010, which means Brand could have sought some $20 million from the singer, but that apparently is not going to happen.
A source tells TMZ, “This divorce is as amicable as it gets, and Russell was a mensch [Yiddish for a good person].” The source says the actor doesn’t want Perry’s money, and is happy to walk away with the money he’s earned.
The website reports Brand’s attorneys filed final divorce papers on Tuesday, but the divorce won’t be made official until June because there’s a six-month waiting period.
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