Russell Brand on Katy Perry: ‘I’m willing and open for reconciliation, any kind’


The freshly remarried Russell Brand gave an exclusive interview to Grazia Daily in which he, once again, discussed his short-lived marriage to Katy Perry. The interview is, as I just said, an exclusive and the full version is available only in the print magazine so all we have to go on are the quotes they released. So maybe the interviewer specifically asked him or maybe past relationships came up while discussing his current relationship to Laura Gallacher, I don’t know. All I know is Russell is saying his usual quotes about having ‘positive feelings’ about Katy and calling his time with her an ‘experience.’ He did add one new footnote to his quotes though, this time he tacked on the idea they might bury the hatchet.

When Russell Brand and Katy Perry filed for divorce in 2012, it wasn’t what you’d call, in Hollywood terms, a ‘mutual’ split (there was no ‘conscious uncoupling’ here, that’s for sure…) Instead, as fans of the singer saw in her documentary film Katy Perry: Part Of Me, the break-up was far from expected, and the British comedian has since gone on to say a few less than nice things about his ex – even labelling her ‘vapid, vacuous and plastic’. 

Now, it seems the newly married first-time dad has had a change of heart. Speaking exclusively to Grazia, he hasn’t ruled out reconciling with his ex-wife, saying: ‘It was a very important and lovely time in my life. I don’t regret being married to Katy at all. I have very positive feelings about that whole experience and Katy is an extraordinary woman.’

He also talks about the tattoo that the two of them had done during their relationship (‘Of course I’m going to keep it.’) and days of closure for the former couple: ‘Oh yeah, I hope so. 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?’

[From Grazia]

Do I think Katy and Russell will patch things up and be friends? I honestly don’t know. She claims to be in a conciliatory mood of late so it’s possible. I just can’t think of why they want to. As I said, I don’t know if Russell brought this up or the magazine. If he did, I would probably ascribe that to his newfound joy as a father and possibly finding matrimonial love once more. Maybe it made him nostalgic? An olive branch is a nice gesture but what I truly think they both need is a good old-fashioned apology to each other. Katy has mentioned a few times what Russell needs to apologize for. I don’t know what Katy needs to apologize for but given the fact that Russell choose to word it, “I’m willing and open for reconciliation,” and acknowledged they had, “relatively trivial personal disputes,” clearly he thinks he’s owed something.

This is tangential but one of the fun things about doing research for these stories is unearthing minor details in stories from yesteryear that are now much more relevant. Like Bedhead’s coverage of Katy’s Vogue interview in 2013. This was the interview in which Katy revealed to the world that Russell told her he wanted a divorce via text. However, later in Bedhead’s write up was this little gem, “This is kind of an odd interview for Vogue and features Katy taking the journalist to her favorite taco place for dinner where they run into Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr, and Flynn (journo notes that they act weird around each other, and “everyone’s performing except the baby.” LOL).” Given Katy and Orlando’s past (and possibly current) relationship? I think C & C Music Factory said it best: Things That Make You Go Hmmmm…

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  1. FishBeard says:

    For all his talk of love, peace, and compassion, he’s always seemed like a sociopath to me.

  2. CynicalAnn says:

    Wow-I totally forgot they’d gotten married.

  3. detritus says:

    Hes open to reconciliation because he’s happy, married, with a bebe, and he’s the one who broke it off.

    It’s super easy as the dumper to be like- oh no hard feelings!
    Of course there isn’t, you ended it on your terms.

    • scootypuffjr says:

      Amen, thank you! That’s exactly how my ex played it. Like, oh I want to be best friends when you get past this (his words, not mine). Umm…you left me and then treated me like garbage. No, I don’t want to be friends.

    • I Choose Me says:

      ^Ding. Ding. Ding.

      Can’t stand the dude, his pseudo intellectualism nor the taint of self-righteousness that undercuts his espoused philosophies.

  4. minx says:

    I’m probably the only one who thought they were a cute couple.

  5. Erinn says:

    “I don’t know what Katy needs to apologize for ”

    Wasn’t she drunk at an event he (husband at the time, recovering addict/alcoholic) was hosting or presenting at – that was paying tribute to Amy Winehouse? I might be fuzzy on the details – but there was a lot of issue with her partying HARD while they were together, and him trying to maintain a clean lifestyle. Which, I mean, can’t be easy. If your partner is trying to battle addiction – it doesn’t mean that you can never have a drink again… but you should at least be sensitive to that, and this was during peak Katy time. She was probably at her height then, and definitely was partying hard.

    • detritus says:

      Rumor is she’d come home drunk and coked out, while he was trying for sobriety.
      I’m not sure how true this is exactly though.

    • Hecate says:

      Thanks for this and clarifying. My comment probably came off wrong – I’m not trying to imply Katy does not have anything to apologize for, I really don’t know much about their relationship. Reading his comments makes me think they both contributed to the relationship’s demise. I have no doubt they are both owed an apology.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Yes, he was giving a tribute to Amy Winehouse at the VMAs. Her husband was a recovering alcoholic giving a speech about a deceased alcoholic, and she was on the mic talking about how drunk on tequila she was.

    • Miss Melissa says:

      I caught a documentary about him a few months back. He was very candid in saying that Katy was a bit hypocritical in her claims of faith and then fully embracing the celebrity lifestyle, while he was becoming more and more disenchanted by it. It was interesting.

    • Olive says:

      They never should have been together. Someone in recovery like Brand has no business dating, let alone MARRYING, a hard-partier like Katy. Foolish and dangerous on his end.

    • Elisa the I. says:

      A while back I saw a documentary on KP that was shot during the time they divorced and she came across as extremely self-centered. And your comments on her drinking and partying while her husband battles with addiction totally confirms that impression.
      Her sister got married during the time of KP’s divorce and she made it all about herself – how can she be happy for her sister when she is divorcing etc. Ever since I saw that I dislike for her.

  6. Penelope says:

    Russell once posted a picture of Katy with no makeup on and bleary eyed–iirc, she’d just woken up. I remember thinking what an a**hole he was for doing that.

    • Annabelle Bronstein says:

      Yes, it was so off brand for her… his message in posting that picture was passive aggressive and obvious

    • Boxy Lady says:

      Maybe she was hungover. You know how someone will take pictures or videos of someone else when they’re high as a way to say,”This is what the rest of us have to deal with when you’re on drugs.”

      • Olive says:

        Well, to take the photo is one thing, but to post it to social media as a celebrity is a whole ‘nother thing!

  7. Nibbi says:

    i liked them as a couple. they seemed really fun & funny & sexy.