Russell Brand called in to Howard Stern’s radio show this morning ostensibly to promote Brand X, but Stern was more curious to talk to Brand about his divorce from Katy Perry, which was finalized two days ago.

Much like his appearance on Ellen, Brand seemed determined to take the high road, passing on opportunities to dish on his ex-wife. While the full interview isn’t available online, you can listen to a clip where Brand says, “[Before] we got married, I just thought, ‘I’ve got to marry her, I just love her so much.’ And then we got married and I thought, ‘Okay, this isn’t really working out.’”

MTV reports Brand touched on tabloid rumors that their issues had to do with whether or not to start a family, but didn’t want to give details, saying, “’I don’t want anything to hurt her. She’s younger than me, she’s a young woman and she’s beautiful and she’s sensitive and I care about her deeply.” He also dismissed rumors that her parents (and their religious beliefs) contributed to the end of their relationship.

Brand worried about saying too much to Stern, “ I don’t want to be too glib,” he said. “She’ll read [about what I said] and she’ll be sad and I don’t want that.”

He summed up, “It was a lovely relationship; it mostly didn’t work for practical reasons. [Now] we’ve both gone our separate ways.”

You can listen to a clip of the chat below:

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