Reuters reports that U.K. actor/comedian Russell Brand filed for divorce on Friday from his singer wife Katy Perry after just over a year of marriage. This news came just a few weeks after Brand vigorously denied rumours the couple was splitting up.
Brand, 36, star of the movie Get Him to the Greek and Forgetting Sarah Marshal, andCalifornia Gurls singer Perry, 27, met in 2008 and married on October 23, 2010, becoming one of the most high-profile couples in the entertainment industry.
But their marriage has been in trouble for several weeks, according to celebrity media. They spent the Christmas holidays apart, with Brand being photographed in England and Perry spotted in Hawaii — both without their wedding rings.
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Katy Perry and Russell Brand at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in 2010
Brand filed divorce papers in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday citing irreconcilable differences.
“Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends,” Brand said in a statement on Friday.
Lets look at it this way, still beats Kim Kardashian 74 days and even Sinead O'Connor 16 days. They were married for 14 months in an elaborate Indian wedding complete with elephants and all. KJ says she needs to go back running into Travie McCoy's arms. You know Travie's KJ's pal.