Russell Brand still has love for Katy Perry

Friday, May 18, 2012 - 1:50pm

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS (CNN) -- The marriage didn't work out - and following her on Twitter didn't either, apparently - but Russell Brand says he nonetheless still loves his ex, Katy Perry.

During an appearance on "Ellen" Thursday, the British comedian/actor said he doesn't regret the year and some change during which he was wed to the 27-year-old pop star, and he emphasized that he doesn't have any ill will toward her.

"I still love her as a human being," Brand told host Ellen DeGeneres.

"But, sometimes when you're in a relationship, I suppose it doesn't work out, does it?" he continued. "But 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 just have only love and positivity for her."

Still, Brand says he's looking forward, not back - despite rumors he sent Perry an emotional email recently in the hopes they would re-kindle their romance.

"You can't absolutely make everything the way you want it to be in life," the "Rock of Ages" actor said. "Sometimes things are just different and then you try to just move with that and try and remain in contact with what is beautiful about yourself and each other with any situation. That is still a person I still consider to be beautiful, and I have nothing but positivity for her."

For her part, it seems Perry may have already moved on: It's been rumored that the singer is now romantically linked to Florence and the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd.

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