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Baby fever for Russell Brand?

By Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com
Russell Brand's playboy days may soon be traded for fatherhood.
Russell Brand's playboy days may soon be traded for fatherhood.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • British comedian Russell Brand is feeling a paternal itch
  • Rumored beau of singer Katy Perry spoke to British media about being happy
  • Brand spent time with Perry's parents last week in Austria
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(PEOPLE.com) -- That cad-about-town Russell Brand is long gone. In his place: Russell Brand, the potential family man.

And his shedding his wandering ways is all thanks to his rumored girlfriend, Katy Perry, Brand said.

"It was a deep craving within me -- I mistook it for lust," the comedian, 34, told Britain's GMTV. "I thought I was promiscuous, but it turns out I was just thorough -- to get the right one. I'm ever so happy."

And while he may never be ready to tie the knot, kids are definitely on the table, he said.

"I don't know, get married, you say? That would be good, isn't it? I want to have children -- that would be good," he said.

He's already met his kids' potential grandparents. Last week, he joined Perry, 25, and her parents in Austria. And the singer famously wore underwear dedicated to his favorite soccer team.

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