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Katy Perry, Russell Brand getting divorced

Singer Katy Perry, left, and actor Russell Brand arrive at the EMI Grammy party in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010. (Dan Steinberg)

December 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Comedian and actor Russell Brand and pop star Katy Perry are getting a divorce after 14 months of marriage.

"Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends," Brand told The Associated Press, offering no other details.

Brand cited irreconcilable differences in papers filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

The 36-year-old comedian and the 27-year-old pop star were married in October 2010 at a resort in India.

The two got engaged in January 2010 after meeting at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, where he hosted and she performed.

The Internet had been abuzz recently with rumors about possible trouble for the couple after they were seen during the holidays without their wedding rings.

Brand's recent film credits include "Arthur," "Hop" and "Get Him to the Greek." He is among the ensemble starring alongside Tom Cruise in "Rock of Ages," set for release next year.

Perry's run of No. 1 singles earned her the distinction of becoming MTV's first artist of the year earlier this month.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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