Katy Perry Says She’s Taking Russell Brand’s Name

‘When people try to get my attention, they go, ‘Mrs. Brand!’ ‘ singer tells Ellen DeGeneres.
By Jocelyn Vena

Katy Perry

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With nearly two months of married life under their belts, Katy Perry and Russell Brand are ready to take their relationship to the next level. No, no kids yet; but Perry will be taking Brand’s name, E! Online reports.

The singer told Ellen DeGeneres all about it when she stopped by her talk show to tape an episode airing Wednesday (December 8). When asked if she would be adding a new last name to her already famous moniker, she responded, “I am, actually.”

Perry says that many people have already taken it upon themselves to start calling her Mrs. Brand. “When people try to get my attention, like if I’m at an event or something like that, and they want special attention, they go, ‘Mrs. Brand!’ And I go shwoosh,” she said, turning her head.

While married life is going well, it seems that Perry has some competition. “Yeah, she needs to step off my man,” Perry said of Brand’s frequent on-screen collaborator Helen Mirren. Perry added that she’s “very jealous” of Mirren, who appears in both “The Tempest” and the “Arthur” remake with her hubby.

But perhaps having someone take Brand off her hands every once in a while isn’t a bad idea given that she says her funnyman spouse is “a handful.” “Actually I kind of don’t mind that someone else takes some of the responsibility because it’s a lot of work,” she said. “But handfuls are also a lot of fun. There’s never a dull moment.”

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