Katy Perry 'Being Comforted By Travie McCoy'
Newly single star's ex-boyfriend talks about their 'connection'...
Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie, 30, and Katy, 27, split up back in 2009 - and she married Russ in 2010 after a whirlwind romance.
And now Travie has told The Mirror: "There will always be a connection between us. I'll always be there for her. When you've been in a relationship like ours, you will always make time for that person."
Katy and Travie hooked up after she appeared in one of his band's videos, but parted ways the following year - with Katy going on to write a song about his prescription drug addiction.
Travie continued: "Katy was there for me through my hard times when things were really bad. Life goes on. I have regrets about the way we ended. But there are no grudges any more between us. I’ll always be there for her, she knows that.
“Do I think she got married to Russell too fast? When you're feeling it, you're feeling it. You can't help how you feel."
Katy made her first public appearance since the split last weekend.