It almost feels unbelievable now to remember that Russell Brand and Katy Perry were married and the fact that it wasn't some bizarre alternate universe that happened a lifetime ago (it was from October 2010 to December 2011, in case you were wondering) but it turns out that it's still something that's on Brand's mind.
Brand spoke to John Bishop for Bishop's 'In Conversation With...' show on the W channel when the host brought up Brand and Perry's short-lived and very public relationship and Brand had quite a bit to say about it but in a way that might surprise you.
The usually brash and outspoken comedian , when asked about the difference between their public and private lives as a couple, said: "Well, thinking about it now I must have been conscious on some level that it would be very challenging if there were external influences."
"Katy was obviously very, very occupied and very busy. I was occupied and busy. Not to the same degree, I recognise... Obviously the marriage didn’t last for a very long time and I think that is to do with the undulating nature of fame."
"I still feel very warm towards her," he continued. "I feel like when I hear about her or see her, I think ‘Aw there’s that person. There’s that person in the world.’ But I sort of recognise it as a part of my life that was for a clearly delineated piece of time."