Russell Brand is about to get paid!
While the 36-year-old actor might be losing Katy Perry as his wife, he's about to more than double his net worth.
Under California law since Katy and Russell didn't have a prenup, he gets 50 percent of her earnings.
New Daily News reports:
That could potentially score Brand at least $20 million. According to Forbes, the 27-year-old “Fireworks” singer is worth at least $44 million, but some reports suggest it could be more.
Brand is reportedly estimated to be worth around $15 million.
Despite the sad times, they both appear rather upbeat about the situation. Brand told the London Daily Star, "I'm doing good. Everything is going to be better next year."
Meanwhile, Katy was spotted dancing the night away with a mystery man.
The NY Post Reports:
“Katy was in a private room with a group and she seemed to be in a great mood. She spent most of the night dancing and laughing with friends. One wouldn’t have ever even known that her husband had just filed for divorce. At one point, she was talking to a guy with long hair down to his shoulders in the hallway. They were talking for a while. She was smiling and leaning up against wall."
“After midnight Katy and a male friend got on the dance floor, twirling each other around and dancing holding hands. She looked like she was having a great time.”
Last week, Russell Brand shocked the world when he filed for divorce from Katy Perry after 14 months of marriage. The couple was trying to work things out, but it just wasn't there.
What's next for Katy and Russell?