The marriage of Russell Brand and Katy Perry was short-lived, but apparently we’ll never stop hearing about it. They were only married for 14 months, and because of Katy’s rigorous touring schedule, they barely spent any time together. Even so, it seems it was enough time for sex-addicted Russell to get tired of his rarely seen wife. He recently joked during his standup routine that he fantasized about “anyone else” during sexy times.
“When I got divorced,” he reportedly said at the start of a London show. “I considered becoming a monk. When you’re a monk, you’re not allowed to have sex with anyone. When you’re married, it’s one person. That’s one more than a monk. It’s not that different. I’d be having sex thinking, ‘Think of anyone, anyone else.'”
Russell isn’t shy about his sexual experience. In 2011 he told Playboy “When I was at my most promiscuous, I was like a charging locomotive. My selection process was outsourced. I had a team of experts who took care of finding women for me. They had very specific instructions. It was as if I was talking to a wine steward – ‘I’m looking for something French, a bit fruity, smells of oak.'”
After the split from Katy, (via a text message on New Year’s Eve, according to her) Russell told Howard Stern that he fell off the wagon with the women. “Like if you’ve been on a diet of rice for a while and then suddenly Willy Wonka said, ‘I need you to run my chocolate factory’.”
Sex addiction is no longer a classified addiction in the DSM-5, the latest edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but there are still rehabs and clinics available for people who feel that an obsession with sex is disrupting their lives.