Katy Perry and Other Stars Dumped Via Text Message

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Katy Perry in November 2012.

Singer Katy Perry has opened up about her split from Russell Brand, saying that the British comedian ended their 14-month marriage with a text message.

According to the "Wide Awake" singer, Brand texted her on December 31, 2011, informing her that he wanted a divorce. In an interview for the July issue of Vogue, the 28-year-old songstress spoke candidly about her relationship with Brand, 38, and added that she "hasn't heard from him since he texted." The two began dating in September 2009, then tied the knot in India in October 2010. In the interview, Perry mused that Brand's inability to deal with having "an equal" may have caused their split.

While the electronic equivalent of a "Dear John" letter may be a horrible way to break up, Katy isn't the only celeb who's been dumped by text message. Here are a few other stars who have known the heartache of a goodbye text.

Kevin Federline

Back in 2006, pop princess Britney Spears reportedly dumped then-hubby Kevin Federline via text message. The worst part? Kevin was in New York City in the middle of an interview! Sources say Kevin exchanged several texts, then became visibly upset and stopped the interview. While neither Britney nor Kevin confirmed the means of their breakup, Brit listed the day of K-Fed's interview as the date of their official separation. Ouch!

Carrie Underwood

In 2008, "See You Again" singer Carrie Underwood broke up with "Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford by way of a text message. In an interview with Extra, the blonde beauty confessed, "We broke up over text so...it's like 'peace out.'" The "American Idol" winner insisted that the split was "completely mutual" and that the two had "no hard feelings at all whatsoever."

Zayn Malik

Boy band heartthrob Zayn Malik is another digital dumpee. Despite his popularity with women all over the world, the 20-year-old confessed that a girl once broke up with him via text message. He recalled the experience, saying, "I've been text dumped before! I was dating her for a couple of months." No word on which young lady did the dumping, but we're sure there are many who'd be only too happy to help Zayn mend his broken heart!

Charlie Sheen

During Charlie Sheen's 2011 "winning" streak, his then-girlfriend Bree Olson decided to call it quits via text message. To be fair, Sheen had a backup "goddess" waiting in the wings, as he was also dating graphic designer Natalie Kenly at the time. We're guessing Olson, an adult film actress, was less than enthusiastic about her real-life ménage à trois.

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