Russell Brand has finally opened up about his marriage to Katy Perry during a recent interview with Howard Stern.
Brand and Perry wed in October 2010 in India, and announced a divorce earlier this year. Brand claims that distance and busy schedules led to their divorce. The divorce was officially finalized on Monday.
The actor told Stern, “(Before) we got married, I just thought, ‘I’ve got to marry her, I just love her so much.’ And then we got married and I thought, ‘OK, this isn’t really working out.’
“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.”
There were plenty of rumors citing that it was Brand’s desire to have kids and start a family, while Katy chose to continue to work and tour that caused the split, and Brand cleared those up in a way as well.
“She’s young, successful and dedicated… I was really into the idea of marriage and having children… I don’t want to be too glib. She’ll read (about what I said) and she’ll be sad and I don’t want that… I don’t want anything to hurt her… She’s beautiful and she’s sensitive and I care about her deeply.”