Russell Brand is anything but shy. And when it comes to sexuality, he is anything but demure. He famously went to rehab for sex addiction. The list of women he has been with is long and star-studded, including: Kate Moss, Courtney Love, Holly Madison, Katie Perry, Gerri Halliwell, and many others.
But is Russell Brand bisexual?
Back in 2002, Brand was involved in a stunt for his show RE: Brand. On the show, he took a bath with a homeless man, stayed with a prostitute and her family, and masturbated a man in a pub toilet.
“I w***ed off a man in a toilet,” Brand later elaborated about the incident. “I thought, ‘I think of myself as heterosexual but perhaps that’s ’cause of the environment that I grew up in where homosexuality may have been difficult for me to express.”
Brand remembers the event not being his cup of tea.
“I trawled around Soho… going [to] various gay bars, gay gyms trying to pick people up with a film crew… So we goes to the lavvy (restroom) – me, [a man who agreed to the act], the director – and… it was not nice.”
Brand further recounts how he also dropped his trousers during the act, which was filmed by a director standing nearby.
So how does Brand identify sexually after an experience like that?
Recently Absolute Radio’s Geoff Lloyd interviewed Brand. Lloyd gave him a hug and jokingly leaned in for a kiss.
“Oh, Geoff, I wish I was bisexual,” Brand said. “That’s one of the things about me where I’ve got a very traditional moral code. I’m tedious with my heterosexuality.”
Brand is currently single, but isn’t down about it.
“I’m single,” he said. “Well, you’ve got to go into relationships with the right attitude. All relationships, I’m always positive about them.”