Timing is everything.
And while a pre-divorce filing Russell Brand was obviously joking around last November when he giddily made a show of removing his wedding ring on camera in advance of his tour of sororities colleges, we're guessing that's one joke he regrets putting on tape.
And if he doesn't regret it, we're guessing Katy Perry does.
In a YouTube video filmed on Nov. 14, right before he began a weeklong university tour, the comedian jokingly took pains to remove his wedding band and hint at potentially lascivious travels before hitting the road.
Part and parcel with his comedic shtick? Definitely. A good idea in hindsight, given that rumors of straying on both sides have creeped up in the wake of his and Perry's divorce announcement? Definitely not.
"I don't know what a sorority is, except for what I have seen on Nudevista—that they are sort of sex clubs for women," he said, smiling, and removing his wedding ring.
"I'm just going to place this somewhere very, very safe for the next week."
Well, we may have lost a Katy Perry appearance this week, but Russell's unearthed screen time will no doubt make fans forget all about that.