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OTRC: Katy Perry and Russell Brand spending 'time apart,' report says

Katy Perry, left, and Russell Brand arrive at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday Aug. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello)

Katy Perry and Russell Brand might have shot down rumors of a split mere months ago, but a source claims that the pair are indeed having "problems."

A source confirmed to E! News that the couple has been spending "a lot of time apart," even over the Christmas holiday.

Perry vacationed in Hawaii for Christmas while Brand was spotted in his native England, catching up with his friend at a pub in Coverack, Cornwall. According to Hollywood Life, Perry was spotted swimming in the ocean on Saturday, without her wedding ring.

According to the Us Weekly, the pair had a "massive fight" before deciding to spend the holidays apart. According to the weekly, Perry was previously planning to join Brand in England, with her family in tow.

Neither Perry nor Brand have addressed the reports.

Earlier in the month, the singer took to her official Twitter page to shoot down rumors that she is divorcing Russell Brand and/or is pregnant.

"First I'm pregnant & then I'm divorced. What am I 'All My Children'?! #ericakane #pshhh #ifihadadollarforeverytime," Perry wrote, referring to the soap opera character played by Susan Lucci on the long running series.

Brand also denied the divorce rumors on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" earlier in the month.

"There are always rumors, aren't there? In the end you have to just not engage with Internet technology," he said. "Which is difficult because a lot of the nude women websites I quite enjoy!"

"I've treated the whole Internet now as if it's a wicked little liar," he added. "Yeah. I am really happily married."

Perry, 27, and Brand, 36, were married on October 23, 2010 in a traditional Hindu ceremony in Rajasthan, India, where Brand also proposed to the singer. The two began dating in September 2009 after the singer performed on the MTV Video Music Awards that were hosted by Brand.

Brand also talked about his desire to start a family. "I really would like one," he told DeGeneres about having children. "I love those little babies in the beginning. They're so lovely at that bit."

Though Brand is looking forward to having children eventually, Perry has had to deny rumors that she is already pregnant. In November, the singer laughed off rumors that she was expecting telling "The Insider" that the bump people saw in her tight-fitting dress at the American Music Awards was from too much fast food.

"I like In-N-Out Burger and Taco Bell and if you want to make that pregnant that's your problem," she told the entertainment program. "I still love drinking alcohol so not yet."

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