The two spent Christmas separately as Katy went to Hawaii, while Russell remained in England to party. In addition, both were seen without their wedding rings.
“Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage,” Russell Brand said in a statement.”I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”
On Friday, Brand filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
In November, Katy denied speculation regarding baby and divorce rumors: “First I’m pregnant & then I’m divorced,” she tweeted. “What am I All My Children?! #ericakane #pshhh #ifihadadollarforeverytime…”
In turn, Russell Brand in a new interview with Ellen DeGeneres spoke about the rumors that have circulated in media.
“There are always rumors, aren’t there? In the end you have to just not engage with Internet technology, which is difficult because a lot of the nude women websites I quite enjoy,” Brand joked.
“Being famous is like a little bit of you is taken away and goes off and lives on its own and does what it wants,” he explained. “I wish it would do more interesting things.”
Katy Perry and Russell Brand married in India, during a Hindu ceremony, October 23, 2010.