Cupid's Pulse Article: Katy Perry’s Dad Speaks Out about Daughter’s Marriage to Russell BrandCupid's Pulse Article: Katy Perry’s Dad Speaks Out about Daughter’s Marriage to Russell Brand

Sex, drugs and rock n’ roll aren’t usually a parent’s “Teenage Dream,” but they added up to the perfect husband for singer Katy Perry, according to her father Keith Hudson.  The Santa Barbara preacher told RadarOnline, “You couldn’t see two f**king happier people,” about his daughter and her new hubby, actor and comedian Russell Brand.  “I could not have wished for a better son-in-law in Russell.  He makes my girl so happy,” said Hudson.  “She’s so happy and he makes her light up.  They’re going to be just fine…”

How can your partner make a good impression on your parents?

Cupid’s Advice:

No matter how old you are, your parents will likely have some influence over your life.  Cupid has some tips on how your partner can make a good first impression:

1. Show common interests: Before it’s time to meet the parents, prep your significant other by briefing him on your parents’ interests.  That way, he can be prepared with with a shared interest to discuss, which will hopefully spark lively conversation right away.

2. Build trust: It’s important to build a bond of trust between your parents and significant other early on.  Give your partner a small responsibility (like picking your parents up from the airport or making a dish to bring to dinner), that will show he can be trusted to follow through.

3. Solicit relationship advice: At a certain age, parents see their child’s romantic partners as potential parents of their future grandchildren.  Encourage your significant other to interact with young relatives at family gatherings, and to ask for relationship advice from your parents.