In his new self-help book, Mentors: How To Help And Be Helped, the British comedian tells all on their nasty divorce, saying he tried to cope with the heartbreak by sleeping with as many women as possible.
He said that their 2011 split was extremely painful for him, as it represented the “tearing up” of their wedding vows.
“A divorce is a rupture, the deliberate detonation of a bond made in good faith, a shared and mutual dream,” he writes. “The bouquets, the invites, the napkins, the f***ing napkins, all torn up and undone.”
To deal with the agony, he says, he looked to his mentor, a woman named Meredith, and told her of his racy plan.
“I must’ve told her of my plan to cope with the pain of divorce by having sex with lots of people because she said, ‘What does it mean then, all this meditation, this program, this faith in God, if as soon as there is a problem in your life you turn to sex?’” he writes in his book.
Brand, 43, goes into detail, voicing the horrific feelings of loneliness and despair that he faced after his brief marriage to Perry, 34, ended.
“That happy ceremonial day and pink-cheeked love will be fastidiously unpicked, but first the explosion of divorce,” he writes. “Slowly it has been dawning that things are not working, your own limitations and the limitations of the person you married swarm and enclose like locusts feasting on the corpse of goodwill.”
Brand married baby mama Laura Gallacher in 2017, and as Radar readers know, the “I Kissed A Girl” singer got engaged to longtime love Orlando Bloom, 42, on Thursday, February 14.
Still, Brand has not let go of the deep emotions from his divorce from Perry.
“They were not who you thought they were, you are not who you think you are,” he writes. “The tracks that led uninterrupted to the future of total union are wrenched up and mangled, the blissful plains you had landscaped together are gone and there is a steep drop into the gaping nowhere.”
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