December 30th, 2011
03:05 PM ET
After a little more than a year of matrimony, Russell Brand and Katy Perry are splitting up.
Brand, 36, tells CNN in a statement, "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."
The Brit comedian and actor filed for divorce from his pop star wife on December 30 in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.
The news comes just a day after Brand was spotted not wearing his wedding ring, and Katy was seen without hers while in Hawaii over the Christmas holiday.
The couple have steadfastly denied having problems in their relationship, with both of them shutting down rumors of a trial separation over the summer.
In late November, Katy, 27, made light of the gossip that she and her husband were headed for divorce. "First I'm pregnant, then I'm divorced. What am I, 'All My Children?!'" she joked via Twitter.
This week, however, the rumors escalated, with a source telling E! News on Wednesday that the couple was indeed having trouble and that they'd been spending time apart.
The couple wed in India in October, 2010.
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