A source tells Perez Hilton, "Russell may appear like a comic book character, but he’s got a wise head on his skinny shoulders. Katy reached out to him after she split with John, bemoaning her luck with men and Russell provided her with some much-needed reassurance. He flattered her with compliments and just listened to her every word. Russell also used his wit to cheer Katy up. They were the best of friends when they were together, and despite the fact they are no longer married they’ve managed to stay civil to one another."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."