Singer Katy Perry, who recently spent the holidays in Hawaii with friends, has been having heart-to-heart talks on the phone with Rihanna after her split from British comedian Russell Brand.
Insiders say Rihanna has been a “great support” in helping Katy cope with Russell’s plans to divorce.
“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,” a source stated.
Rihanna is planning a holiday to Mexico with Katy to help her friend deal with the stress of her upcoming divorce.
Aretha Franklin, 69, is set to wed her longtime friend William “Willie” Wilkerson this June or July.
The singer released a statement to the Associated Press on Monday, revealing they plan to marry in Miami Beach, Florida. Franklin wants to marry in Florida and celebrate with family and friends on a private yacht.
This will be Aretha’s third time down the aisle. The “Queen of Soul” was married to Ted White for 8 years and divorced in 1969. Her second marriage to actor Glynn Turman ended in 1984 after 6 years together.
Franklin joked about her decision to marry a third time, stating, “No, I’m not pregnant.”