Russell Brand appeared on Howard Stern’s show earlier this week to promote his FX last night show Brand X, but naturally Stern wanted to talk about his divorce with Katy Perry. Russell pretty much confirms the rumors that suggested that the couple split because he wanted to make babies now and Katy wanted to wait. Brand said he “was really into the idea of marriage and having children.”
He also said that he’s enjoying his freedom and he is dating Jordanna Brewster’s younger sister Isabella.
Katy’s ex explained: “I loved her so much, it just seemed like the sensible thing to do [when we got married] … I just loved her so much… This isn’t really working out, it’s a difficult situation … I was really, really in love with her, but it was difficult to see each other … We were together when it was right to be together, and when it wasn’t we worked it out … It was a lovely relationship … it mostly didn’t work for practical reasons … We did work it out, she’s happy, I’m happy.”
On having sex after marriage: “If you’ve been on a diet of rice for a while and suddenly Willy Wonka asked you to take over the factory, you’d be kicking over barrels of candy and swimming in a chocolate river.”
On Katy’s “Wide Awake” song: When Stern began dissecting the lyrics, citing the lines “I was in the dark … I was falling hard … how did I read the stars so wrong,” Brand got audibly uncomfortable. “That could be about anything … horoscopes, astronomy,” Brand joked. Citing the lines, “Now it’s clear to me/ that everything you see/ ain’t always what it seems,” Stern kept at it, suggesting that Perry was revealing her real feelings on the break. “Your interpretation sounds somewhat arbitrary,” Brand said. “She’s a young woman dealing with the breakup of a relationship … which is understandable. It’s a nice song.”