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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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301.

CyndiChainsaW    

Thats too bad. They seemed all happy and fun and in love.
I guess what you see isnt always whats really going on.
Oh well. Love is bull**** anyways.

1026 days ago
302.

Patty    

In my opinion, she'll be better off without this weirdo! He's too weird!!

1026 days ago
303.

Don Martin    

So like what happened Beavis? Did she kiss a girl? Waaaahhahahahahahahaha!

1026 days ago
304.

Poor, poor Mindy ...    

After she left the beach someone else began spanking the funbags with a Slim Jim. Then they shared the icing of a creme-filled doughnut. Bye Russ.

1026 days ago
305.

moso    

TEAM RUSSELL.....
Enough said......

1026 days ago
306.

betterdaysahead    

this is sad but so common in their town. different religious beliefs are really hard to overcome.

1026 days ago
307.

Ann    

he's a creepy sex addict with drug problems and a gummy smile...what could she possibly see in him

1026 days ago
308.

EatMe    

Russel is a known womanizer. He became sexually fascinated with Katy because of her varied fantastical costumes. He enjoyed sexual variation with her, for a time, but only as long as they were out at award shows, where Katy was dressed up and ready to fulfill his sexual need for variety and fantasy role-play. The thrill eventually wore off, the more time they spent at home, Russel having to see Katy in her around-the-house sweat pants and ordinary non-made-up face. He is off to find his next penile dream

1026 days ago
309.

trish    

What does she see in him?? He is just about the weirdest person I have ever seen.

1026 days ago
310.

bored    

what the hell is going on in the celebrity world! I thought they would of lasted longer, what happened to taking a year off to have children?

1026 days ago
311.

notsosad    

russell thought he could tame a "huge ho", guess not.

1026 days ago
312.

buckee71    

I hope they work it out! they both been working so much since they been married... need to figure out whats more important....

1026 days ago
313.

Who Knew    

What a shock!!!!!!!!!!!!

1026 days ago
314.

R Vincent     

Meh.

1026 days ago
315.

Steve    

Like this was some surprise...HELLO

1026 days ago
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