It's been nearly a year and a half since the world learned that Katy Perry and Russell Brand were calling it quits on their marriage, and in a new interview with Esquire UK magazine, the comedian talks about what went wrong in their relationship.
"You’ve got to really, really want it," the 38-year-old, who was married to Perry for 14 months, said of his marriage. Though some may suspect infidelity was one of the reasons for the high-profile divorce, Brand assures the men's magazine that he's a one-woman man. "When I'm in a relationship I'm diligently monogamous and stick to the principles agreed on within that relationship."
The Get Him to the Greek actor adds, "You've got to, I think. But it's going to be hard if I go into a monogamous relationship. I live a life where I have a lot of freedom, so if I meet someone and I go, 'Right let’s be monogamous,' that's a f***ing change."
He continues on about his marriage to 28-year-old Perry, "But I tried it and I loved it. I really think she's a lovely beautiful person. It's just hard isn't it? She’s got a lot of options, I've got a lot of options, so you've got to really, really want it."
As to why it didn't work out with the pop star, Brand admits, "Some of it's the fame, but I think getting married is -- you've got a whole other person that you've got to make as important as you!"
So will this funnyman ever wed again? "I'd like to be married. I'm just not transmitting that frequency of 'Soulmate! Soulmate!' I'm transmitting the frequency of 'Mmm!'"
Do you agree with Brand's views on marriage?