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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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241.

Miss Greta    

Now Katy can get herself a REAL man

938 days ago
242.

Kevin    

All he did was file to save face before she could file

938 days ago
243.

stargazer    

It's hilarious that people honestly think they seemed happy together! Look at ever photo taken of them from 2011, it's obvious that they've had issues for awhile. He always has a look of complete disgust on his face, like he doesn't want to be near her. Rumors are that it's her fault. Considering he's the one that filed and from what I've heard from people who have had to deal with her, I'm betting they're true. What's also funny is that other sites are predicting that in 2012 Kat Von D will try to get involved with him, since she only goes after guys who are getting divorced or having marriage problems.

938 days ago
244.

shakira    

its a shame. too many divorces these days because people dont take marriage seriousely. they think getting married is like buying a new cAr. its a big decision. and katy perry is immature for 27 and still learning about life and who she is(most people her age are immature). and russel brand dosnt seem compatible for her. not just the age difference. katy perry should get married later on and to someone closer to her age. also one big marriage breaker among 2 celebrities. MOVIES. filming movies, seperate movies. it always breaks up relationships . i know its acting but katy perry didnt seem so married in her last friday night video and russel brand with female actresses in his movies. the 2 seem too immature and party animals.

938 days ago
245.

shakira    

katy perry should not date for a while and work on her career, hobbies, spend time with friends,find god again (wasnt she from a very religous family). maybe a nice guy from her parents church is good for her to date and not a celebrity with a party animal past

938 days ago
246.

moe    

Knew it would not last!!!

938 days ago
247.

Patrick Henry    

Fairly soon, the word "marriage' will be removed from our language. Our fore bearers would be so ashamed if they could see society now.

938 days ago
248.

Rachel    

soo russell files for divorce two years to the day before he proposed to katy... kim files for divorce a year to the day she met kris... these celebrities do EVERYTHING for the image/publicity sake. they really make marriage look like a joke.

938 days ago
249.

Spencer    

They're gonna divorce...They're not going to divorce...They're gonna divorce. Just what does T.M.Z stand for?...Too
Much Zig-zagging?

938 days ago
250.

trinity911    

I'm betting that he found out that the skank was doing someone else between the Ellen show and now. She's got the look o*****utter slut to her.

938 days ago
251.

Antho    

He is such a greasy douche bag.

938 days ago
252.

db    

SHE IS A VERY LUCKY GIRL !!!!!!

938 days ago
253.

JiLL1    

Nobody in Hollywood stays married esp this generation. Why even bother. Seems its a competion for briefest marriage

938 days ago
254.

P Belgum    

creep - always thought so

938 days ago
255.

Spencer    

I'll bet you that Michael Jordan calls his engagement, now that Katy is available or will he double dribble?

938 days ago
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