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Russell Brand wants to be friends with ex Katy Perry - six years after 'divorcing her over text'

Katy Perry and Russell Brand arrive at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) August 28, 2011 at the Noika Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. Brown
Katy Perry and Russell Brand arrive at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) August 28, 2011 at the Noika Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, California. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. Brown
Singer Katy Perry and actor Russell Brand arrive at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Russell Brand and Katy Perry
Singer Katy Perry (L) and actor Russell Brand attend the 3rd Annual "Change Begins Within" Benefit Celebration presented by The David Lynch Foundation held at LACMA on December 3, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Singer Katy Perry and actor Russell Brand arrive at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

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Russell Brand hopes to be friends with ex-wife Katy Perry at some point in the future, calling her an "extraordinary woman".

The British comedian split from the Roar singer in October 2010, just 14 months after they married. The reasons for the breakdown of their marriage was never revealed but Russell admitted the "very trivial" nature of their split makes him hopeful that they can get back onto good terms some day.

US singer Katy Perry poses with her husband, British comic Russell Brand on the red carpet on November 7, 2010 prior the 2010 MTV Europe Music MTV (EMA) host in Madrid.AFP PHOTO/ DOMINIQUE FAGET
US singer Katy Perry poses with her husband, British comic Russell Brand on the red carpet on November 7, 2010 prior the 2010 MTV Europe Music MTV (EMA) host in Madrid.AFP PHOTO/ DOMINIQUE FAGET

Asked by Grazia magazine if he could ever be friends with Katy, Russell replied: "Oh yeah, I hope so. 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?"

Both Katy and Russell have moved on from the marriage. While Katy is in an on-off relationship with Orlando Bloom, Russell is a father to 10-month-old daughter Mabel with blogger wife Laura Gallacher.

But looking back on his first time down the aisle, Russell insisted he has no regrets about the relationship, which he called "a very important and lovely time in my life".

"I don't regret being married to Katy at all," he added. "I have very positive feelings about that whole experience and Katy is an extraordinary woman."

Singer Katy Perry and actor Russell Brand arrive at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Singer Katy Perry and actor Russell Brand arrive at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Since becoming a father, Russell has done his utmost to positively alter some of his views in life. And his take on feminism is one that has altered drastically since welcoming Mabel into the world.

"It would have been a bit rich to call myself a feminist before, but having Mabel has made me one in a very simple way," he mused. "I couldn't consider the idea of being a woman before and now I can. And the thought that my daughter would be restricted, held down in any way or disqualified on the basis of her gender is one I really don't care for at all."

Singer Katy Perry (L) and actor Russell Brand attend the 3rd Annual
Singer Katy Perry (L) and actor Russell Brand attend the 3rd Annual "Change Begins Within" Benefit Celebration presented by The David Lynch Foundation held at LACMA on December 3, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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