AceShowbiz - Russell Brand reveals that he wants to reconcile with his ex-wife Katy Perry five years after their divorce. Speaking to Grazia, the comedian/actor shares that he wishes to bury the hatchet and be friends again with the "Chained to the Rhythm" hitmaker, to whom he was married for a year.
"It was a very important and lovely time in my life," he says. "I don't regret being married to Katy at all. I have very positive feelings about that while experience and Katy is an extraordinary woman. I'm willing and open for reconciliation, any kind. Because if we can't overcome our relatively trivial personal disputes in this world, what hope is there for us?"
During the interview, the "Rock of Ages" star also reveals that he still has the matching Sanskirt tattoo that both he and Katy got together. "Of course I still have it," he says, denying rumors that he had gotten it removed.
Russell and Katy met while shooting a scene for "Get Him to the Greek" in 2009 and got engaged on New Year's Eve that year. They wed in a Hindu ceremony in India in the following year, but Russell filed for divorce just 14 months later, citing irreconcilable differences.
During an interview in 2013, Katy shockingly revealed that Russell dumped her via text. "He's a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him," she shared. "Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011."
Russell recently explained that their marriage was short-lived because of their hectic schedules. "I was really, really in love with her, but it was difficult to see each other," he noted. "It mostly didn't work for practical reasons...I don't want anything to hurt her. She's younger than me, she's a young woman and she's beautiful and she's sensitive and I care about her deeply."
Since the divorce, Katy has been romantically linked to a number of A-list celebrities, such as John Mayer, Orlando Bloom and Diplo. Meanwhile, Russell just tied the knot with baby mama Laura Gallacer last month in an intimate ceremony at Remenham Church near their home in Oxfordshire.