Russell Brand has revealed the real reason he and Katy Perry split up

Very interesting

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Very interesting

We were pretty gutted when Katy Perry and Russell Brand's marriage ended back in 2011. Their relationship seemed like a Teenage Dream (sorry), but sadly it wasn't to be – and now, the latter has spoken about the reasons behind the end of their relationship.

In a recent episode of In Conversation With..., Brand revealed that the failure of his marriage to the pop singer was down to their fame and hectic schedules.

He told the show's host, fellow comedian John Bishop: 'Katy was obviously very, very occupied and busy. I was occupied and busy but not to the same degree' he said. 'The marriage didn't last for a very long time and I think that is due to the undulating nature of fame, living in those conditions.

Up until recently, Katy Perry was dating Orlando Bloom, but the pair announced their split just over a month ago. Meanwhile, Russell and his girlfriend, Laura Gallacher, became parents to their daughter Mabel in November last year.

Fortunately, he still sees his ex-wife in a positive light.

'I have come away from that experience and I still feel very warm towards her. When I hear about her or see her, I think "Ah, there's that person, that person in the world"' he said.

We're glad that there are no hard feelings.

Lucy Abbersteen
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Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.