Russell Brand addresses Perry marriage
Russell Brand says he and Katy Perry had “a lot of options” while they were together.
The British comic star filed for divorce from the American singer after just 14 months in 2011. Russell has opened up about the short-lived union, admitting the pair faced a series of struggles which eventually proved too great.
“When I’m in a relationship I’m diligently monogamous and stick to the principles agreed on within that relationship. You’ve got to, I think. But it’s going to be hard if I go into a monogamous relationship. I live a life where I have a lot of freedom, so if I meet someone and I go, ‘Right let’s be monogamous,’ that’s a f**king change,” he told Esquire magazine. “But I tried it and I loved it. I really think she’s a lovely beautiful person. It’s just hard isn’t it? She’s got a lot of options, I’ve got a lot of options, so you’ve got to really, really want it.
“Some of it’s the fame, but I think getting married is — you’ve got a whole other person that you’ve got to make as important as you!”
Russell and Katy married in a traditional Hindu ceremony in October 2010, after they had been dating for just a year. Their divorce was finalised last year.
Russell has gone on to date a series of women since splitting from Katy. Although he seems uninterested in settling down, he insists he does want to find the right person to commit to.
“I’ve given over too much of my life to its pursuit. And I’ve probably harmed other people, by being selfish,” he explained. “And really, I’d like to be married. I’m just not transmitting that frequency of ‘Soulmate! Soulmate!’ I’m transmitting the frequency of ‘Mmm!’”
“This is the realisation of a childhood dream — my hero, the great artist Morrissey, affirming and praising my work. But while he’s talking, a girl with big t*ts walks past in the background, and I immediately look at her.
‘It’s not even a decision — it’s more like ‘breathe’, or ‘kidneys separate urine from water’. It’s happening on such a deep level that stuff.”
While Russell is enjoying the dating scene, Katy has been in an on-off relationship with John Mayer since last summer.
It has been reported Katy is giving her romance with the musician another try after John was seen leaving her house on Tuesday.
There is even speculation he might be moving into her new $11.5 million Hollywood Hills home after workers were seen unloading furniture from a removal van into her property.
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