Katy Perry On Her Upbringing: "My Parents Haven't Disowned Me"

21 June 2012, 17:39

The 'Part Of Me' star opens up about her relationship with her parents and Russell Brand in new interview.

Katy Perry has insisted that her sexuality on stage has not caused her parents to "disown" her.

Both the 'California Gurls' star's mother and father are pastors, and raised their daughter within their evangelical household in Santa Barbara, California.

It has previously claimed that her parents were upset by the singer's decision to launch a pop career, but in a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the star said she enjoyed a good relationship with her mum and dad, despite any concerns they had over her career.

"People love the idea of a good girl gone bad, thinking that my parents were so strict and disowned me, but that actually wasn't the case," she said.

"Even though they don't necessarily agree with some of the things I do, they love me as their daughter. That's always been their perspective."

Katy Perry poses for this month's issue of The Hollywood Reporter:

In the interview, Katy also spoke about her split from Russell Brand, and said she still wanted to get married again in the future.

"Absolutely. I still believe in love and marriage," Katy said. "I've just learned lessons along the way. I regret nothing."

Katy is currently preparing to launch her 3D concert movie Katy Perry: Part Of Me 3D next month, and says one particular scene shows her getting emotional before a scheduled tour appearance.

Katy Perry in this month's issue of The Hollywood Reporter:

"What was going on in my personal life was so overwhelming that I had to bend over to let those tears fall straight out of my eye sockets and not my false lashes just as I'm about to go up on that ramp and sing 'Teenage Dream'," Katy revealed.

"I had to smack myself across the face and say, 'These problems are my problems, they are not my audience's problems, learn to separate that'."

Part Of Me: 3D goes on general release at cinemas around the world in July.