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8Russell Brand’s Marriage to Katy Perry Failed Because of the Whole ‘Monogamy’ Thing

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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.

From Esquire:

“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?

June 6, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer

8 Responses to “Russell Brand’s Marriage to Katy Perry Failed Because of the Whole ‘Monogamy’ Thing”

  1. meh says:

    It’s kind of annoying how Katy Perry fangirls are always playing the old “he couldn’t keep it in his pants” card. I’m not sure how you even get that from him saying he’s ‘diligently monogamous’ in relationships.

  2. anotherfakeprincess says:

    Where did he even hint to having cheated on her? I don’t get it.
    And do you also believe “Keeping up with the Kardashians” is showing the unstaged and unscripted truth and nothing but the truth?
    Sure, there’s no way the makers of Katy Perry The Movie wanted to make Katy Perry look good, right?! Like, there is no reason for them to act like Katy, the good christian daughter of a priest who has her fanbase in teenagers, is 0% to blame for the end of her marriage after a year.

    I think Russell has been nothing but a gentleman about the whole thing.

  3. Chuck says:

    How did you arrive at the conclusion that Russell Brand’s behaviour was the reason the marriage ended? Neither one of them has said that was the reason.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Aight, just to set the record straight here – I never said Russell cheated, but I pointed out the fact – which he himself said directly – that monogamy is a struggle for him. He is monogamous in relationships, but because he likes sleeping with a lot of different people, monogamy is a massive change for him and is difficult. There’s no inference needed there.

    As for Katy being perfect, LOL it’s celebrity gossip, I’m not that invested in her to be sticking up for her like that. I “love” her as an entertainer but nobody’s trying to take a bullet for Ms. Teenage Dream :)

  5. thebutcher says:

    You blatenly ommitted the fact that your “perfect” Katy drank A LOT around Russell knowing damn well that he’s a recovering alcoholic. If that isn’t a bitch move and a half. She’s constantly bringing up shit about him, when he has said NOTHING at all about her.

  6. Crumbs says:

    He cheated with an unknown artist from london.

  7. St. Louis Chick says:

    It was doomed when an older recovering addict marries a young party girl. There is nothing with wanting to BE young when you ARE young but distances and lifestyle differences make more sense to me as to why they couldn’t make it work. I do think he is too much of a gentleman to say negative things about Katy. I believe he loved her.

  8. blah says:

    I don’t think anyone goes into a marriage with the intent of failure; everyone wants it to succeed. Besides, it takes two people to make a marriage work, and subsequently, it also takes two to make a marriage fail.

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