Katy Perry Shares Her New View on Relationships: 'Not Everything Has to End in Marriage'
By Jackie Willis
There's a reason why Katy Perry no longer celebrates Valentine's Day.
"This is like National Donut Day to me; it’s like a made-up holiday,” the pop star tells Vogue's Hamish Bowles during their interview conducted on Feb. 14. “I think I broke up with Valentine’s Day in my 20s. It’s just so pressure-filled."
“It’s a nice place to be,” she says of being 32. “I love it! I wouldn’t give anything to go back to my 20s." She goes on to confide, "I’ve learned a lot of lessons -- patience, the art of saying no, that everything doesn’t have to end in marriage."
Perry also shares that, at the time of the interview, she had been sober for a month. "I go through little periods when it’s time to cleanse my mind," she explains.
The 13-time GRAMMY nominee further recalls her rocky start in the music business before shooting up to super stardom with the release of her 2010 album, Teenage Dream. "I had so much ambition and determination, and that’s what kept me going," Perry says. "The rocket was riding me for a bit, but now I am riding the rocket.”