Russell Brand Says Divorce From Katy Perry ‘Did Work Out’

'You just have to have acceptance of things,' he explains about his split from the singer.

In a recent interview for his upcoming Broadway adaptation “Rock of Ages,” Russell Brand was also asked about his split from his pop star ex, Katy Perry.

Sitting down with ITV1′s “Lorraine” show he said that it “did work out in a way,” adding that “you just have to have acceptance of things. She is a person that I love, but now this is a new time.”

The couple announced their divorce in December 2011 , after one year of marriage. And while both the actor and the singer have been busy with a number of projects, he added, “I suppose a divorce is difficult isn’t it, because of the admin. There’s a lot of admin.”

Brand’s feelings about his split from Perry mirror those he shared with Ellen DeGeneres when he was on her talk show last month. “I still love her as a human being,” the comedian 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. 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.

“You can’t absolutely make everything the way you want it to be in life,” he added. “Sometimes things are just different and then you have to just move with that and try and remain in contact with what is beautiful about yourself and with each other with any situation.”

Like Brand, Perry will also come to a theater near you this summer. Her 3-D concert film, “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” hits theaters on July 5. In footage teased from it, Perry is expected to touch on not only her rise to fame, but also her personal relationships, including her divorce from Brand .