Russell Brand on Katy Perry: "I Still Love Her"

Celebrity News May. 17, 2012 AT 8:30AM
Russell Brand on Katy Perry: "I Still Love Her" Credit: Micheal Rozman/Warner Bros.

She was the one that got away.

Russell Brand and Katy Perry seemingly didn't have the most amicable divorce. The British comic, 36, surprised the "Firework" singer, 27, by filing for divorce after just 14 months of marriage Dec. 30 and then proceeded to have a series of flings with other women shortly thereafter.

But Brand had nothing but affectionate praise for his ex speaking with Ellen DeGeneres on a Thursday appearance on Ellen.

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"I still love her as a human being," Brand said. "But, sometimes when you're in a relationship I suppose it doesn't work out, does it? But that doesn't mean I regret it or anything."

Katy Perry and Russell Brand attend the
Katy Perry and Russell Brand attend the "Change Begins Within" Benefit Celebration on December 3, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty

Perry has since rebounded with Florence + The Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd, with whom she was spotted packing on the PDA at the Coachella Festival.

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"I was very happy to be married with her," Brand continued. "She's such a beautiful human being and I just have only love and positivity for her."

Reflecting on the bitter split, Brand said, "You can't absolutely make everything the way you want it to be in life. Sometimes thing are just different and then you to just move with that and try and remain in contact with what is beautiful about yourself and each other with any situation."

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He called Perry "a person I still consider to be beautiful . . . I have nothing but positivity for her."

Still, late last week, Brand finally decided to unfollow his ex on Twitter.

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