Russell Brand Files For Divorce From Katy Perry!
Brand has confirmed their split, stating he hopes they will always be friends...
Following rumours that their 14 month marriage could be on the rocks after both parties were spotted without their wedding rings, US gossip website TMZ broke the news this evening (30th December) that Russell has decided to end their relationship.
The comedian is said to have cited "irreconcilable differences” in papers filed in Los Angeles – with TMZ stating that Brand may have ‘blindsided’ Perry by starting divorce proceedings.
Russell said 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 are thought to have spent the festive period apart, with sources claiming that they were ‘having problems.’
Earlier this month, the Teenage Dream singer and Russell were forced to deny reports that they had split, with Katy slamming the allegations on Twitter.
There is currently no official word from Katy, but keep it MTV.co.uk for more on this story.