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Russell Brand engaged to Katy Perry

6 January 10 16:19 GMT

Russell Brand has become engaged to US singer Katy Perry while on holiday, the comedian's publicist has confirmed.

Brand, 34, proposed in India on New Year's Eve before their relationship was blessed by a "love guru", according to the Sun newspaper.

Brand and Perry, 25, whose hits include I Kissed A Girl, have been celebrating their engagement in Thailand.

In November, Perry said the couple had "a special thing" that they wanted to keep away from the media spotlight.

"The wonderful thing is we both have our own kind of separate talents, careers and lives and we really respect each other," she told BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat.

She said she was not surprised by the attention their relationship had received.

"We both equally get our fair share, so if you put the two of us together then maybe it will multiply," she said.

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