Russell Brand admits that he and Katy Perry were incompatible as a couple on Australian TV show

'If you're a tennis pro and you marry a crystal meth addict, you might have trouble…': Russell Brand on the real reason for split from Katy Perry

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15:05 GMT, 26 September 2012

It’s been almost nine months since Russell Brand and Katy Perry decided to end their marriage.

And now it seems that Russell is finally coming to terms with why the pair didn’t last – candidly explaining that he sensed an ‘incompatibility’ while married to the California Gurls singer.

The 37-year-old funny man was seen leaving his comedy show at The Largo theatre in West Hollywood on Tuesday night, shortly after his comments aired on Australian television.

International star: Russell appeared on Australia's 60 Minutes show where he opened up about his personal life

International star: Russell appeared on Australia's 60 Minutes show where he opened up about his personal life

Appearing on the show Australia’s 60
Minutes, Russell spoke openly about the couple’s decision to call it a
day on their 14-month marriage last December.

Russell
said: ‘Sometimes it goes well, sometimes it don’t, but if you sort of
sense there’s an incompatibility, then in any relationship regardless of
the status of the individual, it kind of is best to go separate ways.’

The
comedian spoke about why he believes people should date those with
similar interests for the best chance of long-term compatibility.

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Incompatible: Russell was seen leaving his show at The Largo in West Hollywood on Tuesday, while Katy attended the Tokyo premiere of her film, Part Of Me

He
said: ‘I think if you’re someone who’s really into mountain biking, it
would be good to go out with someone else who’s into mountain biking,
and if you’re really into Eastern mysticism, go out with someone else
who into Eastern mysticism.’

Russell
added: ‘I think if you’re a devoted tennis professional and you get
married to a crystal meth addict, you might have trouble… I’ve been in a
lot of trouble.’

Gift of the gab: Russell chats to a pair of redheaded audience members before leaving the venue

Gift of the gab: Russell chats to a pair of redheaded audience members before leaving the venue

Chatter: Russell stopped for several minutes to chat with the ladies before leaving the car park

Chatter: Russell stopped for several minutes to chat with the ladies before leaving the car park

Russell, who has faced his own
widely-reported battle with drink and drugs, went on to explain that
drug taking had only been a quick-fix for him – before his passion for
his comedy work gave him a sense of inner peace.

Seen out in West Hollywood, Russell dressed in his usual bohemian get-up, wearing loose nude-coloured trousers, a tight-fitting white shirt that exposed his hairy chest and two beaded necklaces.

Oops! Russell leaves The Largo in West Hollywood with a little more than he bargained for - two bollards

Oops! Russell leaves The Largo in West Hollywood with a little more than he bargained for – two bollards

Before leaving the venue, Russell stopped and chatted to some of the audience members from his show who had gathered at the backstage door.

He stopped and chatted to two ladies as he got into his car and reportedly drove erratically as he left the complex – running over two bollards and missing a brick wall by inches.

Star of the show: Katy Perry grins as she attends her movie premiere in Tokyo

Star of the show: Katy Perry grins as she attends her movie premiere in Tokyo

Say cheese: Katy happily chatted to fans and posed for pictures on her way in to the movie premiere

Say cheese: Katy happily chatted to fans and posed for pictures on her way in to the movie premiere

Worry: Friends and family fear that Katy will be dropped by John all over again

Worry: Friends and family fear that Katy will be dropped by John all over again

Meanwhile ex-wife Katy Perry was seen at the Tokyo premiere of her fly-on-the-wall movie Part Of Me on Tuesday night.

The 27-year-old singer was looked fresh
after arriving from Singapore and debuted some wacky Daria-inspired nail
art before sitting down to watch the film.

Katy is thought to have been dating fellow singer John Mayer for the past couple months, although her family friends fear that the romance may not last.

Last month Forgetting Sarah Marshall star Russell dated former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell after a chance meeting at the Olympic Closing Ceremony led to the old pals growing closer.

The pair reportedly went their separate ways after Geri grew tired of Russell’s ‘exhausting intelligence’.

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