Russell Brand is still talking about his short lived marriage to pop singer Katy Perry. Currently Brand is promoting his new book Revolution and throughout one of his press rounds, he has made the shocking revelation that he “loved” being married to the “amazing” Katy Perry.
This sounds a bit fishy given that Brand went on a publicity spree following Katy Perry’s concert documentary Katy Perry The Movie: Part of Me, which showed the strained relationship. At one point in the documentary Perry is filmed receiving a text from Brand asking for a divorce. Although the viewers weren’t privy to what was said in the text, by the time the film came out everyone knew Brand asked Perry for a divorce via text because of the reports at the time.
Now, Brand seems to be going through a mental block, because he’s coming forward to say that he had a great time being married to Katy Perry. The comedian-author spoke with Matt Lauer from The Today Show and the subject of his marriage to Katy Perry came up right away.
When asked if he had any regrets in married to Katy, Brand said, “I really enjoyed it. I feel that Katy Perry is an amazing person.”
Lauer quotes Brand’s book in which he calls his “time after marriage as a bearded pajamas post marital era.”
To that Brand responds, “After you get married you obviously have a lot of expectations. If those expectations don’t work out, then it’s probably time to grow a big beard and walk around in pajamas. That’s my advice.”
As stated, this is a huge change in how Brand once viewed marriage with Katy Perry. Perhaps the comedian had gained some perspective. His most famous quote about his relationship came from a stand up routine back in 2013.
At the time he said, “When I got divorced, I considered becoming a monk. When you’re a monk, you’re not allowed to have sex with anyone. When you’re married, it’s one person. That’s one more than a monk. It’s not that different. I’d be having sex thinking, ‘Think of anyone, anyone else.’”
This wasn’t the first time Brand made jokes about his relationship with Perry. During their time together Russell often poked jokes at their relationship. After the fact Perry said, “[He was] a magical man. He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him. [He was] hysterical [funny] 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.”