LONDON – Comedian Russell Brand has filed for divorce from pop singer Katy Perry after 14 months of marriage and tying the knot in October of 2010, in what was a lavish wedding in India.
“Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage,” Brand said, according to AP wires. “I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”
TMZ has suggested that Perry may have been blindsided by Brands divorce papers citing irreconcilable differences. It was during a recent taping of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” when Brand denied rumors that his marriage was in trouble.
When Perry was interviewed by Barbara Walters as one of the ten most fascinating people in 2011, Walters asked if her marriage was happy, Perry said “I think it’s lovely, so far.”
Click here to watch Katy Perry’s interview with Barbara Walters on the “10 most fascinating people in 2011.
However rumors started to fly when the couple spent Christmas thousands of miles apart as Brand celebrated in London with his family while Perry was seen in Hawaii. Both Brand and Perry were spotted not wearing their wedding rings.
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Video – Watch Russell Brand on “The Ellen DeGeneress Show” deny rumors that his marriage to Katy Perry is in trouble.