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Russell Brand

Files for Divorce

from Katy Perry

12/30/2011 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Katy Perry and Russell Brand divorce documents
Russell Brand
has filed for divorce from Katy Perry ... TMZ has learned.

In the docs, filed in L.A., Brand cites "irreconcilable differences." The two were married Oct. 23, 2010 in India.  They have no kids.

The divorce docs say there are "community property assets" -- it's a sign there might not be a prenup, or if there is one it doesn't cover all of the earnings and other assets they accumulated.

The docs do not give a date the couple separated.

Russell has released a statement, claiming, "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."

Russell proposed to Katy in India on New Year's Eve 2009 -- nearly two years ago ... to the day.

Sources had told TMZ the couple was having problems, evidenced by the fact that they spent Christmas apart and neither was wearing a wedding ring.

Although it's not 100%, based on what we now know it appears Brand may have blindsided Perry by filing the divorce petition. 

Russell appeared on "Ellen" just this month, slamming divorce rumors (below) -- claiming, "I'm really happily married ... I’m married to Katy. Perpetually, until death do us part was the pledge. I’m still alive."



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151.

FreakHater    

Well I guess not too many marriages make it in Hollywood, it's sad to these two Divorce, cute couple, but cute doesn't make a marriage.

1006 days ago
152.

Fuck Celebrities    

He's a pompous unfunny ****.

What did everyone expect?

1006 days ago
153.

Toilethead    

I guess it's time for someone else to get to know the twins.

1006 days ago
154.

Claire    

Russell is not only filthy, he is a filthy liar. Katy, consider yourself lucky.

1006 days ago
155.

EatMe    

This was to be expected. Russel Brand is a filthy slut and will always be a filthy slut. In Katy perry, he finally found someone he wanted to **** more than once or twice, and married her to have a steady, raunchy go at her. He f**ked her until he got his fill and is moving on to the next toy in his life. He is one of the biggest POS

1006 days ago
156.

The Love Sponge    

This is going to kill his career,I hope.

1006 days ago
157.

bittybaby    

aww sorry to hear, I don't much care about the status of celebrity couples but I did like these two together. Best wishes to them as they move forward with their lives.

1006 days ago
158.

Angelanc    

If they got married in India is it recognized here in the US?

1006 days ago
159.

i keeps it real    

WOW. People in the UK cant stand him. Go to the Sun or Daily Mirror site. They have been saying for years he is an un-talented climber who was known as a drunk and druggie and used a popped princess for an image make-over. I totally believe it. He meet her when he hosted the MTV movie awards when people were scratching their heads trying to figure out who the hell he was. Now, he has movies commercials. User. Loser.

1006 days ago
160.

JBaer    

Why can't celebrity couples get premarital counseling? Then we wouldn't be bombarded with stories like this every week. (banging head on keyboard)

1006 days ago
161.

Hank    

She's a lucky woman this guy is a loser!! Not even sure what his talent is cuz he sure ain't funny. Be glad to be rid of the freak!!!!!!!!!!!!

1006 days ago
162.

karlew    

She woke up one morning, looked over and though WTF did I do?

1006 days ago
163.

boo boo    

Guess they didn't get the memo: most married couple*****e each other much of the time. Quitters.

1006 days ago
164.

Ashley    

I think we all saw this coming... except TMZ.

1006 days ago
165.

Donald Ross    

no suprise, they are idiots just like all those Hollywood celebrities

1005 days ago
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