Russell Brand only sees his wife Katy Perry "once a week".

The 'Arthur' actor - who married the 'Firework' hitmaker last October - explained the couple's busy schedules mean they don't get to spend as much time together as they would like, but they always clear one day each week for a date.

He said: "We see each other once a week. We meet up all the time. She's beautiful. I love having my own little pop star. She's brill."

Although the British funnyman admits he has "changed" after tying the knot, he insists Katy wasn't instrumental in making him tone down his famously eccentric style.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, he added: "Katy's not like that. We wouldn't have got married if we were a couple of bickering little snides. The skinny jeans aren't gone for good. I like my trousers fitted - but I'm in my 30s. It's normal to stop having a mad haircut.

"Imagine being 70 with that ludicrous nest. It's natural passage of time. Certainly one changes as a result of marriage. If you don't, why do it? Anything that doesn't change you, don't do it. It's pointless."

Russell also revealed he is keen to start a family with Katy, but only if their children can be born in Essex, South East England, where he grew up.

He joked: "Imagine if my children didn't have an Essex accent. I don't think I could take it. My children have got to be born somewhere where it's legitimate for them to support West Ham United.

"Everything makes me a little homesick. I've become madly patriotic."