Though some of us may have wanted to pick sides when we first heard that Katy Perry and Russell Brand were getting divorced, the comedian himself told Ellen DeGeneres that he feels nothing but “love and positivity” for his ex-wife.
“I still love her, as a human being, but sometimes when you’re in a relationship I suppose it doesn’t work out, does it?” he said in an interview for today’s Ellen show. “That doesn’t mean I regret it or anything. I was very happy to be married with her. She’s such a beautiful human being and I have only love and positivity for her.”
His philosophy about the breakup is one we wish we could have the presence of mind to apply to all of our relationships. “You can’t absolutely make everything the way you want it to be in life. Sometimes things are just different, and then you have to just move with that and try and remain in contact with what is beautiful about yourself and with each other.”
OK, as if that didn’t erase your memory of that nasty paparazzo phone-throwing incident, how about this interaction between Brand and Ellen regulars, Rosie and Sophia Grace, who just happen to be from Essex, England, just like he is.
“We all escaped,” he joked, sitting between the two “Super Bass” cover artists. “Back in Essex, these children would be forced to clean chimneys.”
Sophia Grace laughed maniacally through the appearance, which prompted Brand to ask her, “What’s happening in your mind right now, Sophia Grace? Express everything you’ve ever thought!”
“Pink!” she squealed. And yes, we would like to have a crazy little Essex baby with Russell RIGHT NOW.
[Photo: The Ellen DeGeneres Show]