In a world with a 24-hour news cycle that can't afford to slow down, 2012 may seem like ancient history. And yet, it was in that year that crazy people thought the world would end that we saw a(nother) celebrity marriage—this one made up of Katy Perry and Russell Brand—conclude the way that oh so many celebrity marriages have concluded in the past, with a divorce filing.
However, a little more than five years later, Brand has apparently reflected back on that ill-fated romance with a positive mindset by saying that not only does he not regret it despite the way it ended, but also that he's open to reconciling with his ex-wife. Speaking exclusively to Grazia, Brand said:
“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. 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?”
Good news for those who care about celebrity romances!
Also in the interview, Brand said that he would "of course" keep the matching Sanskrit tattoo that he and Perry got during their relationship (even though it was reported that he removed it shortly after their break-up), and spoke on how having his daughter Mabel made him into a feminist.
Unfortunately, if those are topics you're interested in, we have some bad news. Like we said, the entire feature is an exclusive to Grazia. And so, to read the rest of it, you're going to have to buy this week's magazine, on newsstands now.