Russell Brand and his girlfriend Katy Perry will spend their first Christmas as a couple apart - as the funnyman has to stay home to take care of his elderly mother.
The pair began dating earlier this year (09), and have been inseparable ever since. But they will have to spend the holidays in different countries as Brand remains in Britain to spend time with his beloved mum and Perry jets back to America to see her family.
But the comedian is planning to fly out to the States to see his lover as soon as he can.
Brand says, "I'm an only child so I have to look after my mum, but then I will be seeing my girlfriend and her deeply religious family."