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Russell Brand On Katy Perry: 'I Love Her As A Human Being … I Don't Regret It'

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May 16 2012, Published 2:00 p.m. ET

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Russell Brand tells The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday he still loves his ex Katy Perry, and doesn't regret his relationship with her, which ended when the couple split after only 14 months of marriage late last year.

The Get Him To The Greek star said, "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? But that doesn’t mean I regret it or anything. I was very happy to be married with her.

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"She’s such a beautiful human being and I just have only love and positivity for her," he said to cheers from a sympathetic audience.

"You can’t absolutely make everything the way you want it to be in life," the lanky comedian reasoned. "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.

Ellen agreed with Russell's statements, adding her own two cents on the complexities of love lost.

"I think people forget that," she said. "They get together for a reason. Because you love someone or attracted and or there is something good in the beginning, and some how when it ends how ever long or short you forget all the wonderful things about that person that you loved.

"I think it’s important to hold on, like you said," Ellen told Russell.

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"Just remain beautiful -- that is still a person I still consider to be beautiful and I have nothing but positivity for her," he said.

These days, Katy's been spotted with Robert Ackroyd, a hunky guitarist for the band Florence + The Machine, while Russell's been seen spending time with stunning model-artist Oriela Medellin.

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As we previously reported, Brand filed for divorce from Perry December 30 following a 14-month marriage which began with a lavish India wedding.

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