Following a week of split rumors -- fueled by the fact the pair spent the holidays apart -- Brand announced Dec. 30 that he and Perry were indeed ending their marriage, 14 months after a lavish Indian ceremony.
'I Know We'll Remain Friends,' Says Brand
After 14 months of marriage, Katy Perry and Russell Brand are getting a divorce.
According to TMZ, Brand has filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing "irreconcilable differences." The Associated Press has confirmed that the couple is splitting, with Brand announcing in a statement, "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."
Perry and Brand started dating in late 2009, with the "Get Him to the Greek" actor proposing over the New Year's weekend two years ago. The couple married on Oct. 23, 2010 -- two days before the singer's 26th birthday -- in a lavish ceremony in India.
Rumors of a possible split were flying over the Christmas weekend after the couple allegedly spent the holiday apart, and were both photographed without their wedding rings. Brand and Perry do not share any children.
Brand is best known for his role as Aldous Snow, the hard-partying rocker in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Get Him to the Greek"; last year, he released a soundtrack for the latter film as the fictional group Infant Sorrow.
Meanwhile, Perry is currently trying to make history with her "Teenage Dream" single "The One That Got Away," which sits at No. 3 on the current Hot 100. If the song reaches the top spot on the chart, "One" would be the sixth Hot 100 No. 1 single from "Teenage Dream," surpassing the record set by Michael Jackson's "Bad." On Dec. 10, she served as the host of "Saturday Night Live."