Keith Hudson has a lot of time for Russell Brand

Katy Perry‘s dad has confirmed he’s still in contact with Russell Brand.

Comedian Russell announced at the end of last year that he was filing for divorce from the pop star – but Keith Hudson isn’t holding this against him.

‘There are no hard feelings towards Russell,’ Keith tells the Daily Mirror.

‘I just received a text from him the other day, in fact.

‘He is a wonderful and smart guy.’

Though relations seem to be good between Russell, 36, and his soon-to-be-ex in-law, it seems Katy, 27, doesn’t feel quite so positive towards her estranged hubby.

The singer’s new track, Part Of Me, appears to hint at the anger she feels towards Russell.

‘You chewed me up and spat me out,’ she sings.

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