Russell Brand might have some genius PR team that we don’t know about, but the fact he’s coming out of his divorce from Katy Perry looking like the sweetest man alive seems to be mostly him. “I was really, really in love with her, but it was difficult to see each other,” Brand explained to Howard Stern today. “I don’t want to be too glib … She’ll read it and she’ll be sad and I don’t want that.” Awww, this guy keeps it nice! Since we know how easy it is for celebs to get carried away on Stern (we never thought we’d know as much as we do about David Arquette and Courtney Cox’s sex life, for example), we’d count Russell’s sweet, protective comments one of the top five nicest things he’s done since he and Katy announced their divorce last year. Check out the rest below; they are just so dreamy. Now we want to be divorced from Russell Brand! Please?
- Wait To Debut A New Lady Friend: The couple filed for divorce back in December; Russell didn’t publicly debut a romance until the end of June, when he was spotted holding hands with Isabella Brewster, sister to Fast & Furious star Jordana. Considering he and Katy were married only a little over a year, this seems like the classiest of waiting periods.
- Hype Her On Ellen: “I was very happy to be married with her,” Russell gushed back in May. “She’s such a beautiful human being and I have only love and positivity for her.” You know who watches Ellen? Moms. Once the nation’s moms heard Russell say Katy was great even after they announced their split, the girl was golden. It doesn’t hurt that Brand flanked himself with the Super Bass girls, either. It didn’t hurt one bit.
- Texting Her Dad: Divorces are hard on everybody, including the parents. Russell understands, which is why he still keeps in touch with Katy’s dad. “I just received a text from him the other day in fact. He is a wonderful and smart guy,” Keith Hudson told Us Weekly. If your in-laws don’t want to set fire to your lawn, that’s an automatic nice credit.
- Not Taking Her Money: Kind of self-explanatory. Going to court over money is just so gauche.
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