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."
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."