Cupid's Pulse Article: Russell Brand Is Deported From Japan While Visiting Katy PerryCupid's Pulse Article: Russell Brand Is Deported From Japan While Visiting Katy Perry

Katy Perry’s hectic Japan touring schedule was interrupted on Saturday, reports E! Online.  The Teenage Dream singer was distraught when news came that her newlywed husband Russell Brand had been deported.  Perry took to her Twitter account to share the news.  ” So…my husband just got deported from Japan.  I am so. sad,” tweeted Perry.  “I brought him all this way to show him my favorite place.”  Brand was deported due to criminal incidents that occurred over 10 years ago.  Brand, however, did not seem too upset.  The comedian-turned-actor also took to his Twitter, exclaiming, “Stockholm syndrome kicking in.  Just asked my guard out for (vegetarian) sushi.  He giggled.”

What do you do if your partner has a prior criminal background?

Cupid’s Advice:

Not everybody has a squeaky clean past.  Here are a few things you should be aware of when dating a reformed criminal:

1. Get the facts: Underage drinking and bank robbery are two very different crimes.  Make sure you know what your partner was charged with and how serious the crimes were before you enter into the relationship.

2. Prepare yourself: It’s harder to live life with a criminal record.  Travel becomes difficult, as does getting a loan or applying for a job.  Make sure that you are willing to carry some of the burden for your partner’s past mistakes.

3. Shake it off: Plenty of individuals make unwise decisions when they are young.  Though the thought of dating someone who has had trouble with the law may scare you, don’t be too prejudiced.  Your partner now has different ideals and life experience to bring to the relationship.

Have you ever dated someone with a criminal past? Feel free to comment below.