Katy Perry has said that when she was still with ex-husband Russell Brand, she sat in the audience of one of his comedy shows to surprise him and found out he was resorting to bashing her as a punchline. Nice, huh? And it sounds like he's still doing it, even though the two split a year and a half ago!
During a gig in London, Russell reportedly said, "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." He went on to say that as a result of feeling close to celibate, he'd often find himself fantasizing about other women. "I'd be having sex thinking, 'Think of anyone, anyone else.'" Ugghghh! WHAT a jerk!
Who says something like that?! I seriously feel like he's all worried his bad boy image has somehow been irrefutably damaged by his brief marriage to an American pop star. He feels like he has to PROVE he's still edgy by trashing her. But saying something like that just comes off as insecure, desperate, and mean.
Sure, some couples are actually cool with telling one another that they're fantasizing about someone else. Plenty of happily married women owned up to being all about Christian Grey in their heads in just the past year. But there's doing that in a fun, sexy way that's respectful of your partner ... and then there's doing it in a hurtful way, in which you're using your fantasies as an emotional weapon against your partner.
And trashing sex with your ex publicly after a divorce? So vile. ANYONE who resorts to airing dirty laundry like that about your past is the opposite of a class act! Because, really, after a relationship has run its course, no one really wants to know how terrible or pathetic or difficult your sex life was. And even though the relationship is over, some things should remain sacred and private between you and your spouse. Maybe -- in a case like this -- even in your own damn head so as not to inflict even more pain on the other person! Eesh.
How do you feel about Russell's remarks about Katy? Do you feel like there's ever a good excuse for talking trash about your ex like this?
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