Russell Brand has taken his first steps towards a reunion with Katy Perry (ok, we realise that they're probs not really going to get back together, but we can still hope right?).
The comic has confessed he still loves his ex-wife during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday.
"I still love her as a human being," he told 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. 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."
He added: "You can’t absolutely make everything the way you want it to be in life. Sometimes thing are just different and then you do just move with that and try and remain in contact with what is beautiful about yourself and each other, with any situation."
There had been rumours Russell was hoping to get back with his ex after seeing pictures of her with new boyfriend - Florence And The Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd - at last month's Coachella Festival.
According to Grazia magazine, it prompted him to re-evaluate his relationship with the singer.
A source close to the star told the mag: "Word has it Russell was 'seething with jealousy' when he saw pictures of her with Rob. He apparently feels he gave up on their relationship too easily."
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