People have been speculating about Russell Brand and Katy Perry's marriage for some time, though the two continuously denied they were headed for a split. This week spurred increased buzz as both were spotted without their wedding bands on as they spent time in separate locations. Friday afternoon TMZ broke the news that Brand has filed for divorce, and he has released a statement confirming the news.
TMZ shares that Russell Brand filed documents in Los Angeles, citing the usual "irreconcilable differences." The site shares that he has released a statement stating, "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends." The site says that it seems Russell may have blindsided Katy with the filing and statement. Perry hasn't posted anything on her Twitter page in the past few days, though certainly she'll be making some kind of statement soon.
Many people thought this seemed like an odd pairing from the start, but their romance won over their fans. They were married in India in October 2011, and Russell Brand was on the "Ellen" show just weeks ago shooting down the divorce rumors. During his appearance he said, "I'm really happily married...I'm married to Katy. Perpetually, until death do us part was the pledge. I'm still alive."
While the speculation has been growing day-by-day about an impending split, nobody seems to know the reasons behind the troubles. Many hoped they were telling the truth that their marriage was strong, but it appears that this one-year marriage is another one to add to the collection of failed celebrity marriages. Are you surprised to hear the news?