Russell Brand admits he 'really tried' to salvage his relationship with ex-wife Katy Perry before they split... and that he has 'nothi
Russell Brand admits he ‘really tried’ to salvage his relationship with ex-wife Katy Perry before they split… and that he has ‘nothing but positive feelings’ for the pop star
Russell Brand has addressed his relationship with ex-wife Katy Perry – something he rarely talks about these days.
The comedian, 45, was married to the pop star, 36, between 2010 and 2012 and he is now remarried to wife Laura, with a four-year-old daughter.
Answering questions from the public on TikTok, Russell was asked about his ex, Katy.
Candid: Russell Brand has addressed his relationship with ex-wife Katy Perry – something he rarely talks about these days
‘I really tried in that relationship,’ he admitted, adding: ‘I have nothing but positive feelings for her.’
He also gave mental health tips during a meditation session.
With 13k users tuned in he ran through his mindfulness technique and chatted with fans about their own mental health challenges.
Russell was speaking as part of a new week-long series of #LearnOnTikTok LIVEs fronted by some of the TikTok’s biggest creators and celebrities to boost the nation’s lockdown learning.
Exes: The comedian, 45, was married to the pop star, 36, between 2010 and 2012 [pictured in 2011]
Q&A: Answering questions from the public on TikTok, Russell was asked about his ex, Katy
Josh, in Blackpool, shared his own PTSD mental health struggles with Russell, who gave some tips for tackling mental health during lockdown.
He highlighted that access to support is easier than ever now, as many services can be done online, reminding Josh that he is ‘not alone in how you’re feeling’.
Russell highlighted that experiences like Josh’s are the reason he came to TikTok to meditate, which will help us all show the self-compassion and kindness we need to ourselves.
For Russell, the aim of meditation is to find a place of calm, where you can address the thoughts and feelings in your life that trouble you.
Remarried: Russell and wife Laura share a four-year-old daughter [pictured in 2018]
Moving on: Katy is now with Orlando Bloom and shares a child with him
Russell’s meditation 101 for beginners included: sit down somewhere comfortable where you won’t be disturbed, close your eyes and note any tension in your body, slowly and without much effort lengthen your breath and gently breathe, staying calm.
He added: feel the awareness in your hands and bring your attention to them, focus on a word or phrase and allow the phrase to sit silently in your body, whenever thoughts stray take it back to the phrase, notice how your body begins to relax and cherish it.
He said that it’s quite natural for other thoughts or feelings to occur, so just allow yourself to be free of self-judgement and the judgement of others.