Katy Perry reportedly "isn’t ready" to talk about Russell Brand.
The ‘Firework’ singer – who is being divorced by Russell after just 14 months of marriage – asked for the reporters to be removed from the red carpet press line at Saturday’s pre-game Super Bowl party in a bid to avoid questions about the split, according to The Huffington Post.
A source said: "Katy isn't ready to talk about what happened with Russell. She wanted to focus on putting on a great show at the hottest party of the weekend and enjoy hanging out with her friends. She knew that if she let media ask questions, they would ask her about Russell and she just didn't want to go there."
Katy, 27 – who married the British comedian in an Indian ceremony in October 2010 – performed a nine-song set and dedicated her song ‘Peacock’ to NFL player Tim Tebow - who her religious parents are rumoured to want her to get with.
Meanwhile, Russell has reportedly set his sights on Katy look-a-like Zooey Deschanel.
A source told America’s OK! Magazine: “Russell has had his eye on Zooey for a long time. And he's been sending funny, flirty texts to see if they can get together.
“He thinks she's hysterically funny and cute, too. He loves her quirky sense of humour, and thinks they'd be great together both on-and off-screen. There's a real spark there.”
But Zooey – who filed for divorce from husband Ben Gibbard just days before Russell and Katy – is not said to be as keen to get involved with the ‘Arthur’ actor.
The source said: “She's heard about his reputation as a womanizer, and isn't sure whether she's ready to rush into another relationship so quickly.”