Russell Brand and Katy Perry are hoping to spice up their marriage with a romantic trip to India where they
Comedian Russell, 36, and pop star Katy have spent months apart due to relentless work schedules – and friends have started to fear the worst for their relationship.
Now Russell has booked a holiday to the breathtaking Aman New Dehli Hotel in the New Year to get their marriage back on track.
Russell has been working on back-to-back films since the summer while Katy, 27, has been travelling the globe on her California Dreams tour.
The two-week stay in a pool-suite at the five-star hotel will be the first time in months the couple have been able to spend some quality time together.
But some friends have described it as a trip to rekindle their love as rumours grow about how their marriage is struggling under the strain of their busy schedules.
A source close to Katy revealed: “As part of Katy’s birthday present last week Russell booked a trip to the Aman resort in New Delhi for New Year. Katy’s schedule is jam-packed right until the end of the year.
“They plan to spend Christmas in Britain with Russell’s mum and then fly to India on holiday.
“Russell and Katy have both agreed that the time they spend apart has been extremely tough and that they need to spend some quality time away together so that they can re-connect as a couple.”
Last week they were spotted riding their bikes near their £1.68million pad in TriBeCa, New York.
Katy took the weekend off from her mammoth tour to celebrate their first anniversary and her 27th birthday. But now she’s back in the UK, where she played Nottingham last night and is flying off for a gig in Dublin tomorrow, ahead of her final night in Los Angeles on November 22.
The source adds: “After spending the weekend in New York together, they both realised just how distant they’ve become and whenever they have a precious couple of days together, they’re living in the knowledge that they’re going to be separated again and it causes a lot of tension between them.
“India is obviously a very special place for the couple as it’s where they got married so Russell thought that it would be perfect place to go. He is deeply spiritual and Delhi is somewhere they can both embrace that side of their lives.”
Russell and Katy married on October 23 last year in a traditional Hindu ceremony near the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary in Rajasthan, India, where Brand had proposed.
They initially met in the summer of 2009 when Perry filmed a cameo appearance for Brand’s film Get Him To The Greek.