It’s Official! Another couple can add their name to the list of the biggest celebrity break-ups for 2011.
Russell Brand filed for divorce from his pop star wife on Friday in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.
In a statement, the comedian said, “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”
Although rumors have been swirling about the couple’s marriage for months, the two stars repeatedly denied there were any problems.
In early December, Brand addressed the gossip with Ellen DeGeneres, telling her, “I am really happily married…. I’m married to Katy. Perpetually, until death do us part was the pledge. I’m still alive.”
But this past week, the A-list couple decided to spend the holidays 7,000 miles apart, sans wedding rings, after reportedly getting into a huge fight. Images of Perry in Hawaii and Brand in London forced many to speculate that a split was imminent.
Although the real reason for the split isn’t known, it is rumored that the couple hasn’t been getting along for some time.
The pair tied the knot in a lavish ceremony on Oct. 23, 2010 in India.