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Russell Brand Still Loves Katy Perry

A photo of Katy Perry and Russell Brand

From Us Weekly:

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.

“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.”

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

“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.”

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.

And this is why I like Russell Brand so much more than Katy Perry. This seems like such a thoughtful, mature response, and I love that. Katy Perry, meanwhile, has chosen to react to the divorce through her dark, dark fashion and her gift of song, dedicating such powerful messages to Russell as “this is the part of me that you’re* never gonna ever take away from me (no).” For whatever reason, I don’t think that’s as classy.

*You guys, I’m so tired that I had to stop and think about where the apostrophe key was on my keyboard. I looked, even, and I couldn’t find it. I was like “I’ll just go back a few words and my fingers will go there automatically, but even that didn’t happen. I finally worked it out, but thank goodness I have a proofreader:

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