Russell Brand Speaks On Katy Perry's Break Up Single 'Wide Awake': "It's A Nice Song"

19 July 2012, 10:23 | Updated: 19 July 2012, 10:50

The comedian says its completely understandable that Katy would deal with their split by writing a song about it.

Russell Brand says he has no problem with Katy Perry's new single 'Wide Awake', despite the song's lyrics reportedly being about their break-up, and claims he understands why she dealt with the end of their marriage through her music.

The 'California Gurls' singer and UK comedian Russell finalised their divorce on Monday (16th), bringing and end to their 21 month marriage, and Brand X presenter Russell says he doesn't talk about the break-up in the press in an effort to avoid making her "sad".

Russell was questioned about his divorce from pop star Katy during a US radio interview with popular host Howard Stern, but became somewhat uncomfortable after he was played certain sections of Katy's hit single 'Wide Awake' to comment on.

"She's a good person, I've not nothing but love for her," Russell explained, denying claims that Katy's pop music had irritated him. "I was very proud of everything she did.

"She's a young woman dealing with the break up of the relationship, which is understandable," Russell said. "It's a nice song."

He then went on to explain why he made the decision not to publicly discuss his split from Katy, citing her younger age and the fact that he still cares for her, as reasons to keep their break up out of the press as much as possible.

Russell added: "She's younger than me. She's a young woman and she's beautiful and she's sensitive and I care about her deeply, I don't want to be too glib. She'll read it and she'll be sad and I don't want that."

Check out a picture of Russell Brand and Katy Perry with her grandma below (Credit: Getty):

Katy Perry was pictured out enjoying a birthday party with friends at a roller disco on Monday evening, while both Russell and Katy have been linked to new partners in the tabloid press over the past few months.