perryrc082811_02_230.jpgIt's been a difficult 2012 so far for Katy Perry!

She started off the new year with news that hubby Russell Brand had filed for divorce and ever since, she's been in hiding.

But the singer is starting to emerge ... she Tweeted to fans Saturday:

    "I am so grateful for all the love and support I've had from people around the world. You guys have made my heart happy again."

Brand, 36, cited "irreconcilable difference" in his divorce filing from his wife of only 14 months. Perry, 27, was on vacation in Hawaii, while Russell spent the holidays in his hometown of London.

The web was abuzz with speculation the couple would soon announce a split and it finally came Dec 30.

And Katy has now firmly and definitively addressed the subsequent speculation and the reason's for the couple's divorce, Tweeting Saturday night:

    "Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, "close sources" or my family."

Katy is distancing herself after reports her parents mentioned their famous daughter in church last week. The evangelical ministers at Churck on the Rise in Westlake, Ohio told their congregation: "I'm sure Katy is trending on the Internet just to get you to church tonight. I mean all over the world, who knows how God is bringing them in? The most important thing is you are here and God wants to put the fire in you in 2012."

We'll wait to hear the real story from Katy ... if she ever decides to tell it!