Russell Brand called in his interview to Howard Stern earlier today where he was grilled about his split from Katy Perry but as always kept it classy (does that mean this article is baseless?): "I loved her so much, it just seemed like the sensible thing to do [when we got married] … I just loved her so much. He goes on to say that after they were married (although he didn't indicate how long after) he realized:
"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." With Brand working on movies and Perry in the studio and on the road, the long distance relationship thing just took a toll on the couple. "She's young, successful and dedicated," he said of his former wife's ambition and drive. "[The reality is] you can't fully understand it until you do it. I was really into the idea of marriage and having children."
And of course media speculation is that he wanted kids and she didn't, but he remained tight-lipped on those particular details stating:
"I don't want anything to hurt her," he said. "She's younger than me, she's a young woman and she's beautiful and she's sensitive and I care about her deeply … I don't want to be too glib," he said about fears that Perry would read second-hand tabloid accounts of his Stern interview that will twist his words around. "She'll read it and she'll be sad and I don't want that."
How beautiful is that? That shows class, grace and great maturity on his part. See THAT is true love: where you protect another's feelings above all else. And as for him not wanting her money (which without a prenup and the marriage in California he was entitled to half):
"I've got a good job," he said. "All I want to do I want to live a good life … I'm not into taking money from women."
When Stern read out some of the lyrics of the song 'Wide Awake', which Brand had not heard ("I was in the dark … I was falling hard … how did I read the stars so wrong,") he was uncomfortable but managed to say:
"That could be about anything … horoscopes, astronomy," Brand joked.
Continuing with the song: "Now it's clear to me/ that everything you see/ ain't always what it seems," Stern suggested that Perry was talking about Brand:
"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."
While people don't understand my (and plenty others') love/lust for Brand, those answers are why. Sure he's odd and peculiar and sometimes dresses like he did so in the dark, but he is someone you can trust not to blab his mouth all over town. He has been classy from day one when this split occurred. That's priceless and hot!