Katy Perry has her first Vogue cover shoot and with it, a lengthy interview about all things Perry. And all things Perry include her 14 month marriage to David Lynch BFF, Russell Brand. Both she and Mr. Brand have discussed their marriage before. But in this interview, Ms. Perry gets a little…ominous. Gotta bring out your A-list material for Vogue, right?
He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him. Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011.
Ominous statement. Also, who the f-ck asks for a divorce via text? Dante’s gonna open up a whole new circle for people who ask for divorce via text.
There were signs of disrespect on Mr. Brand’s part for his wife and for their marriage. For example, Ms. Perry recalls a particular incident:
[He was] hysterical in some ways. Until he started making jokes about me and he didn’t know I was in the audience, because I had come to surprise him at one of his shows. So. Hysterical to a point. I mean, I have to claim my own responsibility in things. I do admit that I was on the road a lot. Although I invited him time and time again, and I tried to come home as much as I possibly could. You saw that in the movie.
Ms. Perry hints that the reason for their divorce may be a lot deeper, and possibly darker, than what we think it is. She reveals,
At first when I met him he wanted an equal, and I think a lot of times strong men do want an equal, but then they get that equal and they’re like, I can’t handle the equalness. He didn’t like the atmosphere of me being the boss on tour. So that was really hurtful, and it was very controlling, which was upsetting. I felt a lot of responsibility for it ending, but then I found out the real truth, which I can’t necessarily disclose because I keep it locked in my safe for a rainy day.
I let go and I was like: This isn’t because of me; this is beyond me. So I have moved on from that.
Wow. What could she mean by “the real truth”? It must be a real big one or she wouldn’t protect him. And whatever the secret is, she made it clear that it doesn’t have anything to do with her. It’s his issue. We’ve heard rumors that Brand cheated on her, but it sounds like this is more than that. It sounds Russell Brand relapsed into his sex addiction. He wrote a book that detailed his addiction to sex. This isn’t like “hardee har har he bangs lots of women it’s what he does”. It was a serious, dark problem that could have destroyed his career. He explains his addiction in My Booky Wook, via The Guardian:
Many people are sceptical about the idea of what I like to call “sexy addiction”, thinking it a spurious notion, invented primarily to help Hollywood film stars evade responsibility for their priapic excesses. But I reckon there is such a thing. Addiction, by definition, is a compulsive behaviour that you cannot control or relinquish, in spite of its destructive consequences. And if my life proves nothing else, it demonstrates that this formula can be applied to sex just as easily as it can be to drugs or alcohol, both of which I know more than a bit about.
He stayed at the KeyStone clinic to treat his “sexy addiction”.
It’s hard to get an exact number on how many addicts relapse. Given what we’ve seen happen though in the Entertainment Industry, we’ve seen certain people relapse quite a bit. So I wouldn’t be surprised if Brand’s (alleged) cheating was more than that; I wouldn’t be surprised if he relapsed and his addiction to sex is what ended their marriage.
But this is purely speculation on my part.
Check out the rest of her Vogue spread, plus the cover.
June 18, 2013 at 4:43 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Alright already, we get it: Russell Brand loves sex and he’s (by his own description) quite good at it. He loves it so much that he prefers having it with many different women rather than being married to one – and if his story about having nine orgasms in one night is actually true, I suppose we have to try and understand his logic.
From Huffington Post Live:
“Once in Dublin, [I had] nine. And it wasn’t even in a day, it was an evening. It was crazy there. What a mental night it was. I felt exhausted the next day.
“After I came off drugs, I had a lot of energy that needed to go somewhere, and I thought… that way. I think that if you’re having sex with someone, and you’re a man, that person’s got to have an orgasm first, haven’t they? Otherwise you’ve not done your job as a man… You’ve got to make sure that everyone is happy.
“I probably in the past have been guilty of thinking about sex too much, but, God, when you see a beautiful woman, doesn’t it disrupt everything? It disrupts everything! I can’t focus!”
Well, I suppose kudos to Russell for placing importance on the lady’s satisfaction – what a stand-up guy! I do think it’s hilarious how absolutely ruled by sex he seems to be (as many man do – uh oh, feminazi on the loose! LOL), but then, that’s just biology, I suppose.
You can watch Russell’s full interview below:
June 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
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?
June 6, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Katy Perry and Russell Brand have been divorced for about a year now, but reporters are still acting like that shit happened last week and pussyfooting around questions that might mean she has to talk about him. On one hand, way to go for the sensitivity, media? But on the other: what? Why not keep your nose out where it actually matters?
In any case, Katy doesn’t really care all that much about discussing her split from Russ, and took it on the chin when asked at the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo about her bonus tracks from Teenage Dream – ‘Wide Awake’ and ‘Part of Me’ – which seemingly applied to their marriage (even though any Katy fan knows that they were B-Sides from 2010 when the album originally came out, but whatever).
From The Hollywood Reporter:
“It’s a very tiny elephant. … It’s like a little Tchotchke now.” That would be the elephant in the room: her divorce from Russell Brand. “The Big D — you can say it,” Perry downplayed when asked about the additions to the deluxe edition of Teenage Dream, “Wide Awake” and “Part of Me.” Clearly, she’s over it.
Well, good for her, I guess? On the music front, she’s making a new record and hopefully it’ll be as good as the last.
“What a schizophrenic record this next record’s gonna be…” Among the songwriters that Perry has been working with “a lot” is Sia. “She makes me laugh more than any human,” said Perry. “I can’t do vocals because I fry my voice from laughing.” Perry revealed that one such song is called “Double Rainbow.” When the title elicited laughs from the audience, Perry cracked: “Sounds insincere, but wait for it, OK?”
Double Rainbow? Uh… yes, please!
More pics from the ASCAP event below.
April 23, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Russell Brand is a zany prankster and generally a pretty bizarre dude (but a chill one I’ll give him that). So it’s no surprise that while working with Tom Cruise on that horrendous shit show that is Rock of Ages, Russell thought it would be fun to see if Xenu’s right hand man might be interested in bringing him into the fold. The short answer? He totally wasn’t.
“Firstly, he’s a glorious man and he’s very kind and sweet – that’s what you say if you want to continue to work in the film industry.”
“But I was thinking, ‘He’s a member of that religion Scientology, I’m interested in that’. So every so often I’d say things like, ‘Oh Tom, sometimes I’m a bit lost in life’, to see if he would try and get me in. He’d go, ‘I dunno, read the Bible‘. Or, ‘Tom, I wish I had a way of thinking more positively about the future’. That man had no interest in getting me in Scientology at all.
“If there’s a cult that doesn’t want me, I want to know why!”
LOL, I love that Tom Cruise told Russell Brand to read the bible. Like, what? Also, Tom might be batshit insane, but he’s not unintelligent and he probably knew what Russell was trying to do, which is why he got the answer he did. Poor Russell, though. It’s a dark day when not even Scientology will take you in.
April 19, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Perez Hilton is a champion shit spewer who some celebrities apparently really like and consider a friend for reasons I can’t fathom. Well, cross Katy Perry‘s name off that list, because she was none too pleased when he posted a story on his site earlier this week claiming that she had reunited with ex-husband Russell Brand and that they’d been spotted kissing.
What say you to that, Katy?
Gross! As if!
— Katy Perry (@katyperry) April 10, 2013
Ah, yes. Perez, of course, relented soon after, being the ass kisser he is, and removed the entry, replacing it with an apology about how his “sources” were wrong. And by sources, he obviously means whatever 18-year-old LA transplant he hired as an intern came up with that day.
Oh no! Our sources were 100% wrong!
We’re so sorry for jumping the gun on this one, KatyCat and Russ!
We were just so excited to imagine two of our favorites were rekindling an old flame, we must’ve been blinded by our love for you guys as a couple!!
Oh, f-ck off.