and Russell Brand, sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g! The twosome, who tied the knot in India on Oct. 23, take time out to play a quick game of kissy face during a party in the Hollywood hills in October 2009.
The British comic – who popped the question to his pop star girlfriend during a trip to India last New Year’s – showed off a matching tattoo with his ladylove: They both got the Indian phrase “Anuugacchati Pravaha,” which means “Go with the Flow,” inked on the inside of their right arms.
Finding love with the Brand brought the pop star happiness – and a newfound sense of confidence. “I think he taught me a lot about inner beauty and confidence in myself,” Perry told Seventeen. “Without makeup, I feel ugly He looks beyond all of that, which is such a win, because I’ve never felt that with anybody.”
Well, Brand does! The Get Him to the the Greek star released his second memoir, My Booky Wook 2: This Time It’s Personal in 2010. In the best-seller, he talked about meeting Perry at rehearsals for the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, where she threw a plastic bottle at his head. Perry joked, “Got you on the head, huh? Kind of an easy target, it’s big and you’ve got that ridiculous hair.”
Instead of slipping a note in each other’s locker between classes, Perry and Brand Tweeted at each other, joking that his third book should be named Yes Dear, pretending that Perry’s “natural hair colour is ginger” and cracking wise about seeing the movie Inception”].
Rather than wear her boyfriend’s varsity jacket, Perry wore his nickname on her, ahem, bum – as her British hubby would say. She even sported his likeness on her nails as a shout-out to her fiancé at the Video Music Awards. “To the 1 year anniversary of our love @ the #VMA @rustyrockets. You’re here w/us in spirit,” she Tweeted.
After his fiancée dressed up as a nerdy teen while hosting the Kids’ Choice Awards, Brand shared this unenthusiastic photo, writing, “The real winner of the Teen Choice awards is… I AM! I won a fantastic new bride.”