Most people with even a little bit of knowledge of Russell Brand will know that he’s lived a fairly tumultuous life.
In his 2007 book, ‘My Booky Wook’, he opened up about years of sex and substance addiction. But then Hollywood came calling and a whirlwind romance with Katy Perry took flight. This was followed by a divorce, and a rebrand as some sort of political revolutionary.
Now happily remarried with a child, R-Brand is rebranding yet again.
And this time it seems to be as some sort of life and relationships guru.
A few weeks ago Brand gave his thoughts on Cardi B’s bop ‘WAP’ and critiqued the song through a feminist lens. At one point he even compared Cardi B to Margaret Thatcher and it was all very strange.
Anyway, now Brand has turned his attention to relationship advice.
In a new video, he spoke about the importance of openness in relationships and described how his marriage to his wife is completely honest and open. In his guide on 'how NOT to ruin' a relationship, Brand also spoke about the importance of therapy and communication.
Brand’s advice wasn’t particularly controversial, but people were quick to point out his relationship history.
After all, Katy Perry famously alleged that Brand ended their 14-month marriage via text and didn’t speak to her for months afterwards. (Which doesn’t exactly feel like the best example of openness, does it?)
Obviously whatever happened between Brand and Perry is between them, and they've both moved on. But fans still seem to be feeling salty about it.
But some people did appreciate Brand's video, so that's nice.
Ultimately, relationship failures don't necessarily mean someone can't give out advice.
After all, aren't we supposed to learn from our failures?