Russell Brand opens up about Katy Perry split

Russell Brand has opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about his spilt – saying he still loves Katy Perry “as a human being”.

The comedian appeared on Ellen’s US chat show and told her he was “alright” following the divorce.

He said: “I still love her as a human being but, sometimes, when you’re in a relationship, I suppose it doesn’t work out.

“That doesn’t mean I regret it or anything. I was very happy to be married to her. She’s such a beautiful human being and I just have only love and positivity for her.”

This answer was greeted with applause from the studio audience, and Ellen told him: “That’s the way it should be.”

He went on: “You can’t absolutely make everything the way you want to be in life. Sometimes things are just different and you have to move with that and try and remain in contact with what is beautiful about yourself and each other.”

Ellen also asked Russell what he thought of the controversial Time magazine front cover of a woman breastfeeding her four-year-old son.

He quipped: “I understand some women have excess milk – I do accept it. Only straight from source.”