When your dad's a pastor and your first big hit is about making out with girls, there's bound to be a bit of parental friction. But, as Katy Perry tells it in the January 2014 issue of Marie Claire, her evangelical parents are actually pretty cool with her pop star lifestyle.
"People don't understand that I have a great relationship with my parents — like, how that can exist," Perry says, modeling bold looks from Antonio Berardi, Rodarte, and Valentino. "There isn't any judgment. They don't necessarily agree with everything I do, but I don't necessarily agree with everything they do. They're at peace with — they pray for me is what they do. They're fascinated with the idea that they created someone who has this much attention on her."
When it comes to political matters, however, things can get a little tricky. "My parents are Republicans, and I'm not," the singer reveals. "They didn't vote for Obama, but when I was asked to sing at the inauguration, they were like, 'We can come.' And I was like, 'No, you can't.' They understood, but I was like, 'How dare you?' in a way."
Whoa. That's certainly one way to stand your ground. Or, you know, get grounded. (Marie Claire)