Russell Brand opens up about split from Katy Perry
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Russell Brand opens up about split from Katy Perry

Boston : MA : USA | Sep 26, 2012 at 12:22 PM PDT
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Nine months after his split from Katy Perry, Russell Brand has opened up about why his marriage to the pop singer didn’t last. The former heroin addict revealed that he sensed “incompatibility” while he was with Katy and it was the pair’s differences that caused them to call it quits.

37-year-old Russell Brand and Katy Perry have long gone their separate ways, but the British funny man only now revealed the reason behind their failed marriage.

In an interview with Australia’s “60 Minutes”, Russell said, “Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it don’t. But if you sort of sense there’s an incompatibility, then in any relationship regardless of the status of the individual, it kind of is best to go separate ways.”

Russell Brand and Katy Perry tied the knot in India in 2010, but announced their split just 14 months later. 27-year-old Perry chronicled the divorce in her documentary, “Part of Me”.

Reports claimed that Katy Perry’s wild partying and reluctance to start a family may have contributed to demise of the couple’s relationship. However, Russell told “60 Minutes” that he and the “California Gurls” songstress hardly shared any common interests.

The former heroin junkie-turned-movie star said, “I think if you’re someone who’s really into mountain biking, it would be good to go out with someone else who’s into mountain biking, and if you’re really into Eastern mysticism, go out with someone else who into Eastern mysticism.”

“I think if you’re a devoted tennis professional and you get married to a crystal meth addict, you might have trouble. I’ve been in a lot of trouble,” added Russell, of fame “Get Him to the Geek”.

After the couple’s divorce was finalized in July, “Firework” singer Katy Perry spoke to ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas about her abortive marriage. She said, “I thought it would have been strange if I had completely avoided it, because it’s, sometimes, you know, when there’s a problem, it’s not about the problem, it’s how you solve it. And you can’t avoid an elephant in the room, of course.”

She continued, “But I wanted to be very diligent and respectful about it. And hopefully, you know, people see that problem and they see me having that problem, they’re like, ‘Oh. Well, even she can’t dodge life’s curve balls. Even at that level.’ And they can relate to me better. That’s what I want is, I want that human connection, especially with my fans.”

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Michelle Lincaster is based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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