Russell Brand's worried about passing on his 'damaged' genes

With his dark and brooding good looks you’d think Russell Brand would be chomping at the bit to have a mini-me running around the house.

But Now can reveal funnyman Russell, 35, has shunned the idea of having his own children in favour of adoption as he’s concerned about what he calls his ‘awkward looks and damaged genes’.

And although wife Katy Perry, 26, is completely committed to the idea of adopting, she’s a little worried about his hang-ups.

Russell confessed to Katy that he’s concerned about passing on his DNA to a child because of his past struggles with addiction,’ a source tells Now.

‘The fact that he was also bullied as a kid over his physical appearance hasn’t helped.

Katy didn’t suffer from any of those problems growing up: she’s always been pretty and popular But as a woman in the spotlight she knows how easy it is to feel paranoid and insecure.’

Read the full story about Russell Brand and Katy Perry in Now magazine dated 4 April 2011- out now!

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