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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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181.

Thomas    

I have no idea why people who put so much work into their careers think that can just sail through a marriage with no effort...it boggles the mind....

924 days ago
182.

Thomas    

I have no idea why people who put so much work into their careers think that can just sail through a marriage with no effort...it boggles the mind....

924 days ago
183.

Scott Russo    

It has to be that one of them wanted kids and the other didnt. watch one of them will be quickly pregnant in their next serious relationship

924 days ago
184.

yeahright    

What a stupid guy!!! She's so gorgeous!!!! I'd marry her in a second! Love you Katy!

924 days ago
185.

Breathless    

...And yet GAY PEOPLE are the ones that make a mockery of marriage? Uh, I think not...I think the heteros did a fine job of that all on their own (I'm looking at YOU, Kim K., Katy, Britney and all of those other females that look at marriage like a joke). Whatever happened to for better and for worse? Vows aren't just lyrics to a silly pop song. As someone that would LOVE to marry my partner of several years, these straight people are really starting to tick me off.

924 days ago
186.

gill    

She is talentless and annoying. Staging those pictures in Hawaii prob didn't help either.

924 days ago
187.

bobbz    

KATY PERRY HOLA AT MEE

924 days ago
188.

doggee    

where does it sat Oct "32"???

924 days ago
189.

Angelica    

hmmm, didn't Austin also say how great his marriage was on Ellen. Just a thought Ellen, lie detectors, new stage accessory...

924 days ago
190.

Kerrigan    

I KNEW IT!! I knew they wouldnt last.I win $400.00 bucks. WOOOOOoHOooOo

924 days ago
191.

TV    

Is it true that he is gay and coming out?

924 days ago
192.

Otto    

Too much bliss seems to kill marriages...

924 days ago
193.

justlikethesoup    

does anyone know Katy's number so i can let her know I am available?

924 days ago
194.

Dork    

Well, who wrote the story at 9:30 this morning stating it was not going to happen? Come on, check your facts with reliable sources.
Dork

924 days ago
195.

Jeff Dranetz    

Russell Brand is a recovering Alcoholic. Katy Perry is at that stage where she likes to party, While I do not think she ever tried to get him to drink, he just can not be around people drinking. It's too strong a temptation.

924 days ago
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