Cut to today, when the British funnyman returned to the daytime talk show in the wake of his pending divorce from the pop singer.
"I still love her as a human being," Brand told host Ellen DeGeneres regarding his ex. "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 with her. She's such a beautiful human being and I just have only love and positivity for her."
Since calling it quits, rumors have swirled that Brand has moved on with several other women while Perry is believed to be dating Florence + the Machine guitarist Robert Ackroyd.
Looking back on his split with Perry, Brand adds, "You can't absolutely make everything the way you want it to be in life. Sometimes things are just different and you just move with that and try and remain in contact with what is beautiful about yourself and each other with any situation."