TV Russell Brand Denies Breakup Rumors By Raphael Chestang 10:20 PM PST, December 1, 2011 Russell Brand had a light-hearted conversation with Ellen DeGeneres while discussing a serious matter on Thursday -- the internet rumors that he and wife Katy Perry have split. "What?!" Russell said, feigning surprise when Ellen brought up the allegations. The comedian joked, "She should've told me." "I'm really happily married," Russell announced.MORE: Russell Brand Gets 'Fun & Fearless' in NYC Russell's interview with Ellen airs on Friday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on NBC. Watch the clip to hear about Russell's plans for one day raising children.