Russell Brand almost proposed to Katy Perry on their first date
The British funnyman was instantly smitten with the 26-year-old singer - who he married in October 2010 - when they first went out together in September 2009 and said his feelings for her were like a "hit of acid" in the way they distorted his perception.
Russell - who has a history of drink and drug addiction - said: "I nearly asked her to marry me on our firstdate. It was like a hit of acid, a wave of confusion, emerging from under the water, a moment of `Oh bloody hell`, different perception for a moment. And then I thought, `I`ll give it space and see what happens.` "
Russell, 35, admitted he is "fascinated" by his wife and loves her intellect, innocence and the contradictions within her personality.
He told America`s Elle magazine: "It`s the most normal relationship I`ve ever had with anybody. She`s very spirited, bighearted, innocent, but very, very smart.
"Someone told me that enlightenment is contingent upon being able to hold opposing views simultaneously. I`m actually attracted to that magnetism and sort of repulsion. She`s endlessly fascinating.
"I was at a point in my life where I was ready to behave. I look at it the way I look at most things, One day at a time. I will say it`s very, very rewarding and I love her."