Russell Brand has only the kindest words for his pop-star ex, Katy Perry. The actor chatted with Ellen DeGeneres on an episode of her talk show airing Thursday (May 17), and when asked about the split, Brand said that while they are no longer together, he still loves and respects her.
"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."
Brand and Perry announced their split in December 2011, after a year of marriage. During the interview, he added that she's "a person I still consider to be beautiful. ... I have nothing but positivity for her. She is [an amazing person]."
The actor/comedian is now poised for a busy June. Brand is set to host the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, which will air live from the Gibson Amphitheatre on Sunday, June 3, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. This marks the third time he's hosted an MTV awards show, having hosted the Video Music Awards in 2008 and 2009.
And it seems that his signature cheeky humor will be in full force at the show. "MTV Movie Awards incorporates two of my favorite things: movies and awards. If somehow group sex could be involved, it would be the greatest night of my life," Brand said.
In addition to his MTV Movie Awards hosting gig, his new flick, the big-screen adaptation of "Rock of Ages," opens June 15.