Russell Brand spent 99% of his famous life as a notorious womanizer, but all bets were off when he met and fell in love with Katy Perry. Suddenly, the monogamous married life seemed as if it was calling his name and he exchanged some vows… only to get divorced a little over a year later. There’s been lots of talk about exactly what went wrong there, as Russell and Katy were just crazy enough of a couple to work. Turns out, a lot of the problem was just that Russell really, really likes having sex with the myriad of “options” in front of him. Oh, brother.
“I’ve given over too much of my life to [the pursuit of sex]. And I’ve probably harmed other people, by being selfish. 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!’
Of course he’s tried marriage already. So what did happen with Katy Perry?
“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.”
He added: “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 fucking change.
But I tried it and I loved it. I really think she’s a lovely beautiful person [Katy Perry]. 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!”
Yes, that’s generally what a relationship is, Russell – you realise that the world doesn’t revolve around you. Lord almighty. It’s tough because I dig Russell as a dude and think he’s done a lot of great things, philanthropically speaking. When it comes to relationships though, y’all know Katy P is my girl and I can’t be having his fuckery. When she broke down crying in Part of Me? STOP. I can’t. No one’s here trying to police anyone from living their best life. If having lots of random hook-ups is your thing (that goes for a man OR woman), do it up. But hopefully you’d realise that’s your preferred lifestyle BEFORE you marry someone who plans on being with you for the rest of his/her life.
Anyhow, what do you think – was their marriage doomed from the beginning because you knew Russell wouldn’t be able to keep it in his pants?