It sounds as though Katy Perry needs a friend's shoulder to lean on after her breakup with John Mayer. But not any friend's shoulder will do, some sources are saying she's been finding comfort in her ex-husband Russell Brand.

According to RadarOnline, a source says, "Katy reached out to him after she split with John, bemoaning her luck with men and Russell provided her with some much-needed reassurance," the sourced continued, "He flattered her with compliments and just listened to her every word. Russell also used his wit to cheer Katy up." We do remember a certain appearance on Howard Stern when Brand said Perry was "perfect from top to bottom."  Keep it classy, Rusty!

The source went on, "She’s very respectful of Russell’s reasons for their break-up and would never overstep the line by begging for him to come back. But she does, however, think that he was definitely the love of her life. It’s left a lot of people wondering if she thinks that she could have fought harder to save their marriage."

Though it sounds like Katy is missing Russell, we doubt they will reconcile and get back together. As they say, old habits die hard and we think Perry and Brand have learned why their marriage didn't work.

The whole reason for the 'Teenage Dream,' singer's breakup with John Mayer was a classic case of "too much too soon." After their breakup, Katy posted Tristan Prettyman’s  song ‘I Was Gonna Marry You," to her Twitter, so we don't think she took the split lightly.

Well, such is life! We're sure Katy will have no trouble finding a new man strike up a romance with!

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