Russell Brand gave a radio interview to Howard Stern yesterday and revealed that one of the main reasons he and Katy Perry got a divorce was because he was ready to settle down and have kids and she wasn’t.
Never have I ever heard of a man wanting kids and the chick refusing? If I’ve learned anything from “Teen Mom,” it’s that the first thing a guy says after his girlfriend finds out she’s pregnant is, “are you sure it’s mine?” My world is a little thrown right now, let me wrap my head around this….Okay, I’m back.
The couple’s divorce was finalized on Monday, and it seems like Brand is stuck in the nostalgia of the love they used to share.
“I love her so much, it just seemed like the sensible thing to do [when we got married], I just loved her so much,” says the comedian.
So what went wrong? Well, Katy’s insane pop star scheduling and travel demands ruined their relationship.
“This isn’t really working out, it’s a difficult situation,” Brand remembers, “I was really, really in love with her, but it was difficult to see each other…it mostly didn’t work for practical reasons…we did work it out, she’s happy, I’m happy.”
Brand says he was ready to settle down, but Katy was so ambitious and not ready to put a hold on her career.
“She’s young, successful and dedicated,” says Brand, “[The reality is] you can’t fully understand it until you do it. I was really into the idea of marriage and having children.”
Brand also opened up about not wanting any spousal support in their divorce, seeing as he’s entitled to half of the $40 million that Katy earned during their marriage.
“I’ve got a good job,” he joked, “I’m just trying to be a decent person making jokes. I’m not into taking money from women or anybody. I don’t need it.”
Oh and as for those rumors that Brand is dating Jordana Brewster’s younger yoga-loving sister Isabella, he has this to say, “Some things in the newspaper aren’t true,” but then adds, “well that’s true, actually.”