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Six months after filing for divorce from Katy Perry, Russell Brand is at peace with being single. In an interview with Scottish TV host Lorraine Kelly, the Rock of Ages star talked about moving on from his 14-month marriage to the 27-year-old pop star.
"[Divorce] did work out in a way because you are married for some time, and that's really good, and then you're not married, and that's really good," Brand, 37, pontificated. "You just have to have acceptance of things. She is a person that I love, but now this is a new time."
There is one thing that he admitted to hating about his split from Perry, however: the paperwork! "I suppose a divorce is difficult, isn't it, because of the admin!" he told Kelly. "There's a lot of admin."
Though he's known for being occasionally vulgar, the comedian has been a class act whenever interviewers inquire about his pop-star ex. Speaking with Ellen DeGeneres in May, Brand described Perry as "a beautiful human being" for whom he feels "only love and positivity."
"I still love her as a human being," Brand said on Ellen. "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."
He has also taken the high road when asked to comment on Katy's love life, including her rumored relationship with Florence + the Machine guitarist Rob Ackroyd.
"I don't want to talk about stuff like that, my darling," Brand demurred to The Mirror this week.
As for Brand's love life, the former lothario has been linked to dozens of women since his split from Perry last December. But Russell has remained mum on all of his love interests except for one: his Rock of Ages costar Alec Baldwin, with whom he shares a memorable onscreen kiss!
"If I was gonna be gay, I'd like Alec Baldwin to be my boyfriend because he'd take care of me," Brand told the Sun. "If you had Alec as your boyfriend and a burglar gets in, you'd go: 'Alec, there's a f***ing burglar downstairs, mate. This is your one, I'll do the breakfast.'
"If I married a woman, which I conventionally would, I've gotta go and deal with the burglar AND probably make the breakfast," he joked. "And they call it progress!"