‘The marriage didn’t last for a very long time and I think that is due to the undulating nature of fame, living in those conditions.’ Katy and Russell met at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, which the British funnyman was hosting, and that year the two were engaged on New Year’s Eve during a holiday in India.Just 10 months later the couple married in a Hindu ceremony in Rajasthan.When I decide to have a family, I’ll just want to be Mom for a little bit,” she explains.“[Brand] really wanted me to have children, and I knew I wasn’t ready — I think it was a way of control.“When I hear about her or see her, I think, ‘Ah, there’s that person, that person in the world.’” When pressed about what went wrong, the 41-year-old explained that while they were both famous, the “Chained to the Rhythm” singer was on a completely different level.
Just over a year later, in December 2012, he infamously ended things with a text.
In 2007, he had his first major film role in St Trinian's, and the following year he landed a major role in the romantic comedy-drama Forgetting Sarah Marshall; the film led to him starring in a spin off, the rock comedy Get Him to the Greek, alongside Jonah Hill in 2010.
He also worked as a voice actor in the animated films Despicable Me in 2010, Hop in 2011, and Despicable Me 2 in 2013, and played the title character of the 2011 remake of the romantic comedy Arthur.
And while settling down may not jibe with the bad-boy persona he’s cultivated for much of his career, Brand says that being a dad has given him a new sense of purpose.
“I’ve heard a lot of men say, ‘I didn’t know I had so much love in me,’ but I did know I had so much love in me; I just didn’t know what to do with it,” he said.