The ‘I Kissed A Girl’ singer – who got engaged to the British funnyman over the New Year – discovered the proposal was imminent after reading about Russell shopping for a ring on the internet search engine. Katy, 25, said: “Unfortunately, I still Google myself sometimes, I saw it on Google alerts. I’m going to be honest!”
Russell admitted: “I was buying rings.”
Despite having the inkling that Russell was going to propose, Katy was stunned when the 34-year-old comedian made his grand gesture while they were holidaying in India.
Russell, 34, explained: “There was an elephant involved. We were on an elephant just before it.
“We were in India, It was at midnight, and it is not a good idea to be on the back of an elephant during a fireworks display.”
Katy added: “They can’t tell the difference between an apocalypse and New Year’s Eve.”
The couple attended an exclusive pre-Grammy Awards party in Los Angeles last night (31.01.10), and Russell was in a mischievous mood.
Joking about the cocaine, former drug addict Russell said: “Grammys. I know why it’s called that. That’s how much coke you need to cope with it.”
Upon hearing this, Katy got upset and told him: “Stop it and behave! I don’t want to upset the Grammys, I want one.”
The Salute To Icons event was held to celebrate the work of Universal boss Doug Morris before the Grammys ceremony.
The big winner on the night was Beyonce Knowles, who scooped six honours – a record for a female artist – including Song of the Year for ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’ and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for ‘Halo’.
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