Russell Brand wants to be friends with Katy Perry after calling it quits on their marriage 6 years ago.
Their marriage lasted just 14 months, and famously ended with a text from Brand to Perry. They have always spoken highly of each other.
“He’s a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him…Let’s just say I haven’t heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011.”
Immediately following their split, Brand told Howard Stern:
“I was really, really in love with her, but it was difficult to see each other…It mostly didn’t work for practical reasons…I don’t want anything to hurt her. She’s younger than me, she’s a young woman and she’s beautiful and she’s sensitive and I care about her deeply.”
And now, Brand says he’s willing to make amends. In an interview with Grazia, he said:
“It was a very important and lovely time in my life. I don’t regret being married to Katy at all. I have very positive feelings about that whole experience and Katy is an extraordinary woman. I’m willing and open for reconciliation, any kind. Because if we can’t overcome our relatively trivial personal disputes in this world, what hope is there for us?”
Do you think it’s a good idea to be friends with an ex?