Rihanna Comforts Katy Perry Following News Of Divorce To Russell Brand

3 January 2012, 07:01 | Updated: 3 January 2012, 08:49

The 'You Da One' singer is acting as a shoulder to cry on for the 'I Kissed A Girl' star after relationship breakdown with comedian.

Rihanna has been consoling good friend Katy Perry after the news of her divorce to Russell Brand broke last week.

The 'We Found Love' star was apparently one of the first people that the American singer decided to call when she heard the comedian was filing for divorce.

A source told The Sun: "Katy is hardly speaking to anyone right now, but she called Rihanna as soon as she heard Russell was filing for divorce.

"Katy was embarrassed about calling her parents as they'd been so against Russell in the first place, but Rihanna was a great support for her and she really helped to calm her down. When Katy told her the news, she suggested flying down to Barbados to stay with her and her family."

Katy and Russell decided to call an end to their marriage after 14 months together citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split.

Divorce rumours had been rife for months before the announcement and the speculation grew even higher when the couple were pictured spending Christmas Day 7,000 miles apart.