He calls it "a deep craving within me I mistook for lust"

By Simon Perry
December 07, 2009 08:30 AM
The Sun/News International/ZUMA

That cad-about-town Russell Brand is long gone. In his place: Russell Brand, the potential family man.

And his shedding his wandering ways is all thanks to his rumored girlfriend, Katy Perry,, says Brand.

“It was a deep craving within me – I mistook it for lust,” the comedian, 34, told Britain’s GMTV. “I thought I was promiscuous, but it turns out I was just thorough – to get the right one. I’m ever so happy.”

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And while he may never be ready to tie the knot, kids are definitely on the table, he says.

“I don’t know, get married, you say? That would be good, isn’t it? I want to have children – that would be good,” he said.

He’s already met his kids’ potential grandparents. Last week, he joined Perry, 25, and her parents in Austria. And the singer famously wore underwear dedicated to his favorite soccer team.