By Cliff Renfrew
Radar Staff Reporter
Russell Brand groped a girl and he liked it!
But it’s a sure bet Katy Perry’s ultra religious parents wouldn’t – so let’s hope they didn’t spot their daughter’s husband crudely grabbing her behind at the British premiere of Arthur.
The pop star took a break from her California Dream World Tour to lend her support to her actor/comedian beau but he raised plenty of eyebrows when he firmly clenched her derriere before an army of red carpet photographers.
Gorgeous Katy, 26, – who was wearing a figure hugging nude colored full-length Philip Armstrong gown – seemed to grimace a little at her husband’s racy antics.
Her mom Mary Hudson – who helps her husband run his California based Keith Hudson Ministries – has previously questioned her daughter’s sexy on-stage persona.
Hudson has been shopping around a book about the famous singer which is believed to have put a strain on their relationship.
Talking of her daughter’s international smash hit I Kissed A Girl she reportedly said in her book proposal: “I recognized the psalmist gift in her performance. Yet she sang out, 'I kissed a girl, and I liked it’ while thousands joined her.
“One part of my heart soared... the other part broke for the thousands of hungry souls being fed something that didn't nourish their spirit, but fed their flesh.”
Hudson bizarrely also claimed that one day she hoped her daughter would become a “Kathryn Kuhlman type of healer” who was destined to show the way to those in the evangelical church by becoming a worship leader.
Both of Perry’s parents were in India last October when she and Brand got married during a Hindu ceremony.
But they kept a low profile at last night’s premiere at the O2 Arena in Greenwich following the controversy surrounding Hudson’s proposed book.
Reformed hellraiser Brand, 35, has been trying to rebuild his image and career in America but his performance in Arthur – which originally starred Dudley Moore – has been panned by critics.
The couple has spent a large amount of their six month marriage apart due to their busy work schedules and there were rumors that they had already undergone some counseling together.
Perry was spotted partying with her celebrity pal Rihanna at the Coachella Music Festival in California last weekend before she jetted across the Atlantic for Brand’s premiere.