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Russell Brand on former marriage: "Katy Perry is a lovely, beautiful person"

Russell Brand has praised former wife Katy Perry.

The comedian and actor was married to the 'Part Of Me' star from 2010 to 2012, when their divorce was finalised.

Speaking in a new interview with Esquire, Brand said that he was happy to have tried the monogamous lifestyle and complimented Perry's character.

However, he added that parties had to have "really wanted it" in order for the marriage to be a success. Brand said:

"When I'm in a relationship I'm diligently monogamous and stick to the principles agreed on within that relationship. You've got to, I think."

He added: "But it's going to be hard if I go into a monogamous relationship. I live a life where I have a lot of freedom, so if I meet someone and I go, 'Right let's be monogamous', that's a f**king change. But I tried it and I loved it. I really think [Katy's] a lovely, beautiful person. It's just hard, isn't it? She's got a lot of options, I've got a lot of options, so you've got to really, really want it."

Talking about his famed sex drive, Brand commented:

"I've given over too much of my life to its pursuit. And I've probably harmed other people, by being selfish. And really, I'd like to be married. I'm just not transmitting that frequency of 'Soulmate! Soulmate!' I'm transmitting the frequency of 'Mmm!'. This is the realisation of a childhood dream - my hero, the great artist Morrissey, affirming and praising my work. But while he's talking, a girl with big tits walks past in the background, and I immediately look at her. It's not even a decision - it's more like 'breathe', or 'kidneys separate urine from water'. It's happening on such a deep level, that stuff."





Watch Russell Brand speak in New York below: