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Looking at Katy Perry on the cover of the new Vanity Fair, you'd never think she was brought up in a very religious home with born-again Christian parents. But the sexy pin-up girl says her parents were so religious that she wasn't even allowed to use the words "deviled eggs" or "Dirt Devil" in her home.
"I didn't have a childhood," Perry, 26, says in the magazine.
But the "Supernatural" singer says that her parents have become much more tolerant as they've all gotten older. "We coexist," she says. "I don't try to change them anymore, and I don't think they try to change me. We agree to disagree."
Perry's mom even revealed that she knew her daughter would become a great success before she even took her first breath.
"The Lord told us when I was pregnant with her that she would do this," Perry's mom says.
As accepting as her parents have become, it still had to be quite the adjustment for them to accept raunchy comedian Russell Brand, who Katy married in October 2010.
"I have always been the kid who's asked 'Why?'" she explains. "In my faith, you're just supposed to have faith. At this point, I'm just kind of a drifter. I'm open to possibility ... My sponge is so big and wide and I'm soaking everything up and my mind has been radically expanded."
Recently the tabloids tried to throw a wrench into the couple's happy marriage by reporting that Perry was cheating -- but the couple's faith in each other never faltered.
"The press is just not your friend when it comes to a marriage," Perry says. "That's why we didn't sell the pictures of our wedding, and we got offered millions of dollars for them, millions."
She refuses to let the naysayers take the wind out of her very big sails.
"I don't care what people say about my relationship; I don't care what they say about my boobs. People are buying my songs; I have a sold-out tour. I'm getting incredible feedback from my music."
And if you think you've seen it all from this crazy-talented woman, just wait.
"My career is like an artichoke," Perry says. "People might think that the leaves are tasty and buttered up and delicious, and they don't even know that there's something magical hidden at the base of it. There's a whole other side (of me) that people didn't know existed."