Russell Brand realised he was in love with girlfriend Katy Perry when she wore an outfit inspired by his beloved soccer team.
The funnyman had been dating the I Kissed A Girl hitmaker for several weeks when she presented the MTV Europe Music Awards last month (Nov09) wearing a saucy corset and hotpants dedicated to West Ham United.
Brand was watching the ceremony on TV at his London home - and confesses it was the moment he knew he was in love with Perry.
He says, "I am in love with someone, yeah. I feel ill. Some of it's nice but the dread, the fear, the terror, the anxiety. That was significant when she did that (wore the outfit). It was like she reached into my childhood and made everything all better, but in a nice way."
The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star also reveals Perry has been introduced to his mother, who believes the singer is the ideal match for her son.
He adds, "My mum's met her a couple of times, she thinks she is really sweet - because Katy's lovely. She gets on well with my mum. It's all perfect at the moment."