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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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226.

Rocco    

You just told us they're not divorcing. WTF ??

937 days ago
227.

reddancergal    

Jumped into the marriage, jumped into the divorce. Can't they wait until calmer to decide on this? Bloody stupid to throw in the towel after a big fight when they've only just got married.

937 days ago
228.

matt    

I wonder how cute Katy thinks his British accent is now?
Also, want to thank Rus-Kat for keeping the institute of marriage sacred.

937 days ago
229.

greg    

he's annoying. he filed before she filed i never believed he could handle that any ways.

937 days ago
230.

Barb    

Was hoping they'd somehow make it. I just hope he stays sober.

937 days ago
231.

Brien    

Sweet! Katy's back on the market. I'd love to tap that.

937 days ago
232.

Paula    

I'm sorry..... but Russell Brand is just one creepy dude.

937 days ago
233.

She's baaaack    

To be honest, even a bag over his head wouldn't do it. Was she even able to consumate the marriage without being ill?

937 days ago
234.

you people make me sick    

Not surprised in the least

937 days ago
235.

den packstone    

katy:will you marry me???

937 days ago
236.

Rockachaw    

So, um, maybe this is a bad time to ask, but ANYBODY GOT HER PHONE NUMBER? I NEED A DATE FOR NEW YEARS!

937 days ago
237.

Annie     

counting on all of your fingers again, are you?

937 days ago
238.

Heather    

I don't know why, but this celebrity divorce really bothers me! I loved these 2 together. I'm a huge fan of both. You could just see how much they loved each other. I'm so sad for them.

937 days ago
239.

Msaleze    

Honestly, it lasted longer than I thought. Too bad, though, they're a cute couple. Fame does strange things to people; they can't seem to see beyond themselves; not good for marriage.

937 days ago
240.

jack     

perhaps if celebrity's married people for love instead of attention, their marriages would last longer.

937 days ago
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