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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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16.

Bianca    

Glad you took my advice, Russell. ;)
Also glad they didn't procreate!

965 days ago
17.

Dan    

What the hell!!! :(
That sucks. They seemed real and happy together.

965 days ago
18.

RonBurgundy    

So in other words, pay no attention the post 3 hours ago?

Hey TMZ. the sky is falling.... Better post it!

Russel Brand is obnoxious and lacks talent. Katy is better off.

965 days ago
19.

jdub    

How funny that 3 hours ago it was "reported" they have no plans for divorce now this is reported. LOL

965 days ago
20.

Brigit Hernandez    

They were a odd match but it worked.its sad to see them go thier seperate ways :(.

965 days ago
21.

xnorm_    

Ha, finally. They weren't right for each other and we all know this.
I love Russell Brand's work. <3 I also love Katy Perry's music. <3

But neither one of them were right for each other. It's like "Get Him to the Greek" all over again.

965 days ago
22.

Criss    

Who didn't see this coming? Although I am a bit surprised that he's the one who did the filing.

965 days ago
23.

Sal Governale    

Wow, I'm shocked this one didn't last. I mean, you have a totally insane (former) drug addict and a chick who has made a career out of shooting stuff out of her t*ts. What could have possible gone wrong?

965 days ago
24.

ShellyBoo    

Russell strikes me as being gay anyways. Just sayin'

965 days ago
25.

Ash    

LOL @ your sources TMZ.

965 days ago
26.

Grapost    

Wow like nobody could predict this. She has a career and he doesn't. He got tired of being a lap dog and being referred to as Mr. Perry. Only the 1,000 time this has happened in show business.

965 days ago
27.

Amy    

WHAT A JERK!!! Right at the holidays to just drop it on her like that...arsehole! My ex did the same thing to me two years ago - its a kick in the gut. But you are so much better than him Katy! She's hot and he's cold :(

965 days ago
28.

andre`    

Its sad.. I really think people in hollywood and people in general need to say when they stand at the altar, not till death do us part, or til the two years is up. NO ONE stay married now.... Thats why I dont understand why people confess they so in love, but get divorce so fast and dont work things out like the older generation did. Marriage is just a waste of time and money...

965 days ago
29.

idiots    

She's been partying HARD around LA for some time now, not a good sign things are working out with you and your recovering addict so.

965 days ago
30.

RW    

Wait, syntax here. Do you BRAND states ID?

965 days ago
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