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Russell Brand Offers Surprising New Comments About His Marriage to Katy Perry

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    Russell Brand hasn't always had the nicest things to say about his marriage to Katy Perry.

    However, the actor changed his tune a bit during an interview with John Bishop on the W Channel this week. When asked about his pop star ex-wife, he admits he has positive feelings toward her these days.

    "Katy was obviously very, very occupied and very busy. I was very occupied and very busy--not to the same degree, I recognize," he said. "But it meant, I think, that [for] the sanctimony of marriage , which is a very private thing really...I supposed we perhaps--intuitively or explicitly I don't know--understood that we better protect this thing."

    He continued, "The marriage didn't last for a very long time, and I think that is to do with the undulated nature of fame and that, living in those conditions and what was happening."

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    Still, despite the rocky romance and how far in the past it may seem now, Brand can admit he still acknowledges what they once shared.

    "But I have come away from that experience," Brand said. "I still feel very warm toward her. I feel like, when I hear about her or see her, 'Awe, there's that person. There's that person in the world.'"

    He continued, "I sort of recognize it as a part of my life that was for a clearly delineated piece of time."

    The comments are a clear step forward for the actor who once admitted to "detesting" his life with Perry as a "vapid, vacuous celebrity" before the couple divorced after 14 months.