‘You’ve Met Your Match’ – How Katy Tamed Russell
Katy Perry has revealed how she tamed Russell Brand – by making him wait for sex.
The singer has shared details of the first night they met, at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, saying he wanted to take her home straight away – but she refused.
In an interview with Esquire magazine, she says, “Can you imagine the horrible feeling he had when he was used to getting everything he wanted.
“I was like, ‘You’ve met your match motherf***er.'”
However she insisted he take her on a date, and as the saying goes, the rest is history. A week later they were holidaying together in Thailand.
She says Russell was basically a ‘professional prostitute’ before he became serious about her. “He was a heroin addict and now he’s not. He was addicted to all kinds of things and now he’s not,” she said.
“So he’s an extremist, which can be both good and bad.”
She says they both have very strong personalities. “We’re both larger than life. We’re kind of cartoony.
“I always needed someone stronger than me and I am, like, a f****** strong elephant of a woman. I say that hopefully in the humblest way I can. When we have an argument he knows I’m not just gonna throw my hands up and say, ‘okay, you win.'”
She also shared details of the evening he proposed while the pair travelled through India.
“Russell had a little turban on and we got into a horse and carriage which took us to this tent made out of tens of thousands of roses. Inside there was a stage show featuring dances… we went to another area that Russell had set up by these waterfalls. There was this balcony that had a love seat, and a bunch of flowers on a table. The ring was underneath them.”