Katy Perry's parents to approve Russell
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 October 2009
This article is from 2009.
Katy Perry is planning to introduce new boyfriend Russell Brand to her evangelical Christian parents as she is worried they don't approve of the romance
Katy Perry wants new boyfriend Russell Brand to meet her parents.
The 'I Kissed A Girl' singer is worried her evangelical Christian parents don't approve of her fledgling romance with the British comedian - who is famed for his womanising ways and has battled drug addiction - but thinks meeting him could change their mind.
A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Katy is as besotted with Russell as he is with her.
"Katy is sure that, after they get used to him, they would approve of Russell, but she wants to get that initial meeting out of the way as early as she can.
"Keith and Mary are devoted to the church and hold the institution of marriage as a central core of their beliefs.
"They are genuinely happy for their daughter, but want to give Russell the once-over to check that he is suitable."
Katy hopes her 34-year-old beau will fly to Los Angeles to spend time with her family ahead of her stint hosting the MTV Europe Awards (EMAs) next month.
The 24-year-old singer - whose parents Keith and Mary Hudson are pastors and run a ministry near Los Angeles - wants to arrange the meeting as soon as possible so she can continue working on her new album without worrying.
The source added: "Katy is really keen to get the meeting out of the way early-on, so her and Russell can get on with their relationship without anything hanging over their heads."
Katy and Russell were first romantically linked after the MTV Video Music Awards when they were seen kissing at Lady Gaga's after-party at New York nightspot Avenue.
The have since enjoyed a romantic holiday in Thailand together, and been spotted watching shows at Paris Fashion Week.
Last week, Russell admitted he was in love, while Katy has been equally as glowing about their romance.
She wrote on Twitter: "been in a love K-hole... (sic)."