Russell Brand appeared on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ today (May 17) in a pre-taped segment where he revealed that he still loves his soon-to-be-ex-wife Katy Perry, with whom he split in December of last year. He offered several positive sentiments about the ‘Part of Me’ singer and then hung out with Ellen’s favorite mini correspondents, Sophia Grace and Rosie.

Brand did not skirt the Perry issue, saying, “I love her as a human being, but sometimes when you’re in a relationship I suppose it doesn’t work out, does it? But that doesn’t mean I regret it or anything … I was very happy to be married to her, she’s such a beautiful human being, and I only have love and positivity for her.”

Aw, that’s so heartbreaking. It truly is an amicable split for these two, even though they’ve unfollowed one another on Twitter. “You can’t make everything how you want it to be in life,” Brand also said. How eloquent and true.

The mood lifted when he was flanked by his fellow Brits, those precocious, tiara-wearing, pink-clad princesses Sophia Grace and Rosie. We hope they are homeschooled, because they sure seem to be spending a lot of time outside of the classroom. Yeah, we know, they’re picking up an education at the school of life and are rubbing elbows with celebs, but still! We’re sure they’ve got responsible parents.

Brand called them “my little Essex friends,” commenting that “we’ve all escaped. Back in Essex, these children would be forced to clean chimneys.” He also said that he and Rosie would have to team up to keep SG in line, since she’s a little firecracker.

The comedian then asked SG to express everything she ever thought, to which she shouts “PINK!” Either she works for Victoria’s Secret’s diffusion line, has been brainwashed by Nicki Minaj or has had a wee bit of training about how to suck people into her vortex of cuteness.

Can we just say we love how Rosie is the quiet one? She’s like Teller of Penn & Teller.

Watch Russell Brand Talk Katy Perry on ‘Ellen’


Watch Russell Brand Interact With Sophia Grace + Rosie on ‘Ellen’


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