Katy Perry's taking Russell Brand's name
December 8th, 2010
12:05 PM ET

Katy Perry's taking Russell Brand's name

Katy Perry is branding herself with a new moniker and changing her name to Katy Brand.

On today's episode of the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," the quirky 26-year-old singer, who married British comic Russell Brand in India in October, revealed that she is taking her husband's last name.

In fact, Perry tells DeGeneres, she has already grown accustomed to being called "Mrs. Brand."

"Sometimes 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 [swoosh]," she said, turning her head.

Perry added that she's currently in the process of changing her name and is loving the married life, even though 35-year-old Brand can sometimes be a handful.

"There’s never a dull moment," she admitted. "He’s a smorgasbord of things. A sense of humor is really important in our household. That’s how we de-stress and we like to have a laugh."

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  1. bestmom

    I think hollywood marriages can last, u jsg need trust, love, and never sign up for a reality show, i think that is a big course in hollywood right now

    December 9, 2010 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. Meghanscissors

    i think they are two very ecelctic, talented people that probably compliment each other very well... but unfortantly hollywood marriages never last long... they should have met in a different life.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. mcat

    I like Katy Perry's voice, like her songs, and I think she's very pretty. I'm not sure what I think of her husband.

    December 9, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. NyteShayde

    You ever notice Russel Brands disturbing likeness to Charles Manson?

    December 9, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dinkins

    This is funny

    December 8, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bluejeans

    Look at his eyes! What's he on, anyway?

    December 8, 2010 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. D

    Hittin that would be my teenage dream

    December 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. D

    Tapping that would be my teenage dream...

    December 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Querhea

    All I can say is Ohhhhh myyyyy goooossssshhhh!!!!!!!

    December 8, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. GOKATY

    Hitting that would be my teenage dream...be a pimp, Katy

    December 8, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. D

    I want to see a change here...SHE should be the one who has an affair with the hott pool boy or tatoo artist...She is so hott she could do it and I will do the same I did with Jolie...BIG PIMPIN BI-OTCH!

    December 8, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. wot

    he gets to see her in that tight elmo shirt every night. lucky guy...

    December 8, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Tom

    Yuck! He is so gross! He looks like a perverted dirtbag with batbrow. I give thier "marriage" 6 months before he cheats on her...........

    December 8, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. droopy

    Soso happy 4 u guys

    December 8, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. james

    She doesn't appear to be stupid. So what could he possibly have on her that makes her hang with that freak? Maybe an anaconda in his pants? It'd take that to get through those powerpacks of hers.

    December 8, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  16. love herboobs

    Wow, you guys are so funny. I would just like to see her nekked! too funny

    December 8, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  17. ckesling

    cute couple, i do wish them the best of luck :))))

    December 8, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Ms. Anal Rectal

    Sure, julian maybe you and russell can tagteam me.

    December 8, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Joe

    Is it me, or do they both have foreheads like Herman Munster? Their kids will probably have foreheads like the blue guy in Megamind.

    December 8, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Perry Goddess

    Duh!all the negative comments given by jealous, insecure, nasty pipz who's lives are already miserable..Anyways,all the bad comments are no big deal to the couple..what a lovely couple..Have a happy life together forever..

    December 8, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Mario

    That's Mrs. Crusty Scabby Junkie to you!!! God he's gross....

    December 8, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Decinique

    I agree to that I Love Russell Brand and Katy Perry,they are the best so how dear yall sit here and talk Ish about them?First of all yall dont now them you never chilled or talk to them so you have no say so of what they do,second if Katy wants to change her name by all means shes going to do with or without you guys support,come now yall suppose to be their fans and yall popping nosie,Katy and Russell i support yall and i will definetly still buy Katy Brand's album,Haters are you guys biggest Motivators!!!

    December 8, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  23. brightstar

    You guys, who the f*#k cares?! Do any of you actually know them? Would you respond the same to any random couple's marraige? Celebs are people, just like all of us-except with a hell of a lot more money. Wish them luck and move on. Next subject!

    December 8, 2010 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  24. shane

    Julian, go fuk your self you qu*er!!!

    December 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Ms. Anal Rectal

    Julien let me turn you out. I can make your wiki leak.

    December 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julian Assange

      I would love too but I am having a massive herpes outbreak at the moment..it smells like parmesan cheese..Can I have a raincheck in a few weeks?

      December 8, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  26. moonie

    They have the same hairstyle. Scary.

    December 8, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Julian Assange

    I am not wearing any panties against the advice of my attorney.

    December 8, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Ms. Anal Rectal

    ... And over and over and over and over and over.

    December 8, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  29. the_dude

    is this what they mean when they say "gay wedding"?

    December 8, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Julian Assange

    I will be releasing damaging information that all religion is man-made and God is no more real than Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny

    December 8, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Superhiro

    Well they look good together I think because they both look equally strange. Something seems off about both of them, particularly Katy

    December 8, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  32. D. Dean

    As a couple. I believe that they have the God-given-right to do what they agree on ... didn't you and your boo-boo do the same at some-point in your life ???

    December 8, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Ms. Anal Rectal

    Russell you could Brand me over and over and over.

    December 8, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  34. lucky # 7

    i like her better as Katy Perry but it's her decision

    December 8, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  35. C

    To be honest I'm shocked. Its not often you hear of celebs changing their names after marriage.

    December 8, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  36. andy

    russel is awesome, katy is gorgeous, they look good together. good for them! f*#k the haters.

    December 8, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Robert Dniro

    This marriage is a tragedy and the name change is an even bigger one...

    December 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Ms. Anal Rectal

    @julian women suck it better... Well at least i do. Hope your reading this russell mwah!

    December 8, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Julian Assange

    I will be releasing damaging information that Katie is a Tranny.

    December 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  40. chuck

    I give the them maybe a year after that she will be filing for divorce and she will be katy perry once again!

    December 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Russell Brand

    I cant beeeelieve that anyone would actually have the audacity to speak like that about my beautiful wife! Our years together shall only be outnumbered by the stars in the heavens! You jealous bunch of bloody scallywags. @#*!!% to the lot of you!

    December 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  42. MickysMinnie

    She could`ve done so much better than him.

    December 8, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Julian Assange

    I have a new boyfriend in jail that is much hotter than Russell Brand.

    December 8, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Kat

    Congratulation to their marriage. Katy's husband looks scary though. He looks like American Most Wanted. But we'll see how long this will last.

    December 8, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  45. citizenUSA

    I wish them the best in everything. But I have to say she looks like a Chatty Katy doll and he just looks dazed and confused.

    December 8, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  46. AJ

    Oh no! peoples won't know you but I respect your decision.

    December 8, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  47. monobot

    Is that the guy from the movie Mask? I;m talking about that movie from the 80's with Cher.

    December 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Julian Assange

    You'll never catch me with a woman.

    December 8, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Chris

    A year more.. What do you say people??!!

    December 8, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      Agreed! She'll catch him with another woman. Watch and see..............

      December 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Valerie

    Morticia marries scary Jesus.


    December 8, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Julian Assange

    I am have a stiffy for Lance Bass.

    December 8, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • citizenUSA

      So that's why your last name has "ASS' in it. I'll bet Bass has his "lance" stiffy for you too.

      December 8, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  52. celticfaerie

    I'm sure she doesn't mind taking his name since "Perry" is not even her real last name. It's Hudson, but she couldn't use it, since there's already a Kate Hudson.

    December 8, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Nice

    Now this is news that actually makes me think that some celebrities are fake as s#!t. The fact that a female artist known by her full name will change her last name because its simply an old time honored tradition of marriage, even if that may initially hurt her career (a new Katy Brand album may initially go unnoticed because of the unrecognized name), speaks a little bit about some people and their values. I never really thought much of Katy Perry, but the fact she's gonna do this is pretty nice.

    December 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • edit

      oops, I meant to say aren't fake as s#!t.

      December 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • disc jockey

      One can only hope it kills her singing career since she can't sing anyway.

      December 8, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • cheryl

      Ok, there is nothing wrong with taking the last name of your husband. It's also OK if you don't. By the way, she can and will probably still keep the stage name of Katy Perry, which isn't her real name anyway! It's Katy Hudson (given the similarties, I see why she changed it to Perry...her mother's maiden name) and the name change would be reflected legally on her real name, not her stage name.

      December 8, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Accas93

      Nice. Please, that woman can change her name to mud and lose nothing!

      December 9, 2010 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  54. Teresa Rubenicia

    They look great together, dont worry about the negative comments, they are just bloody jealous, you both have a unique personality, both talented, best wishes!

    December 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  55. yeah

    taking your husband's name is dumb, especially if you're a celebrity...

    December 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      Although I understand its not for everybody for you to say its dumb is...um, well, dumb! Why is it dumb to have the same last name as the person your supposed to be spending the rest of your life with, not to mention your children.

      December 8, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tradition

      You're dumb! :-p

      December 9, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  56. Hannah Montana

    Earth to psycho couple!!
    Come in Pyscho 1...
    Come in Psycho 2...
    We have something for you.

    December 8, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  57. chris

    what a fake marriage/relationship if i ever seen one!

    December 8, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • JL

      I dunno, this is one of the first "Hollywood" mariages where the lady actually takes the mans last names

      December 8, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan Perry

      Really? You must spend a lot of time with the couple to have such a clear view of the truth.

      December 8, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sara

      JL, sometimes they do, they just keep their last name for stage purposes, like Jennifer Aniston. She had her name legally changed to Pitt, but kept the Aniston as her "stage name". Good idea on her part, since it didnt last.

      December 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Burgermeister Meisterburger

      I'd give her toys!!!! humph

      December 8, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  58. sami

    They are so great together – I think this will be one of the few real-deal, forever-together marriages.

    December 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Go Go 201

      About the only thing they have going is what cheefsfury said........

      December 8, 2010 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Really? If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.

      December 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Teddy

      really....im betting 2 years or less................

      December 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrBlueSky

      I think this will be a long term relationship, somewhere in the 3-5 year range

      December 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • KatyisFaky

      I liked her better when she was a Christian Singer! She is so fake now and is lying to herself and her fans, as well as her freaky looking husband. I give them a year TOPS!

      December 9, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |

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