Russell Brand’s marriage to Katy Perry didn’t end on a great note. While Brand didn’t ask for any money from the wealthy pop star, there still seemed to be some animosity between the two after Brand officially filed for divorce and his former bride dropped him on Twitter. The comedian's failed marriage and his reputation as a ladies man makes him a pretty well-known bachelor, but Brand says he actually really enjoyed being a married man.
In a recent interview with Esquire UK, Brand spoke out about his feelings on marriage in general, as well as more specifically in relation to Perry.
"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."
Marriage can be extremely difficult for both ends of a partnership, and while Brand doesn’t get into specifics, he does admit he has made mistakes. This isn't the first time the actor and comedian has spoken out about he and Perry's incompatibility as a couple. In another interview, he memorably correlated he and Perry's relationship to that of a meth addict dating a tennis player. While Brand may have some fond memories of his married life, it seems like the extroverted comedian may not be ready to settle down again, anytime soon.
“I’ve given over too much of my life to its pursuit. And I’ve probably harmed other people, by being selfish. And really, I’d like to be married. I’m just not transmitting that frequency of “Soulmate! Soulmate!” I’m transmitting the frequency of “Mmm!”
It’s difficult to make anyone a priority, especially someone you spend so much time with. Prolonged interactions make it easy to find reasons to be irritable or disgruntled. Clearly Perry and Brand weren’t a match made in heaven, but when the heart has a will it often finds a way, and maybe one day the right girl will come along that will balance Brand out perfectly and he’ll find a way to be happy and content at the same time.