February 27th, 2011
07:51 PM ET
Newlyweds Russell Brand and Katy Perry clearly have at least one thing in common: They're both big fans of bringing along family members to big red carpet events.
At the 53rd annual Grammy awards, Perry brought along her grandmother, and at Sunday's 83rd annual Academy Awards, Russell Brand strolled down the red carpet alongside his mother.
While you could say she was his date, Brand will quickly correct you: "We’re not dating…there are literally laws against that," he told CNN. Tonight, she's his "companion."
And if there's anyone who knows Brand's particular brand of humor, it's his mom. "I’m incredibly proud [of him]," she told CNN. And when it comes to his occasionally outlandish remarks, they don't surprise her. "To me, he’s playing a character," she said. Plus, "He’s funny."
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