In a move which couldn’t have surprised many, Russell Brand has filed for divorce from Katy Perry.
Brand, 36, made the filing in L.A. citing irreconcilable differences and did not state a date of separation. The filing also included a statement that there are “community property assets” between the two. This is a possible indication that neither was smart enough to insist on a prenup.
Brand also released a statement Friday saying, “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”
Russell Brand and Katy Perry, 27, were married in India in October 2010. The British born comedian-turned-actor and the California-born singer began dating in 2009 and Brand proposed four months into their relationship.
Given the fact that the two had known each other for mere weeks when they decided to get married, their wedding ceremony included two elephants, acrobats and jugglers, and Brand at least is well known for his hard partying lifestyle, perhaps the most amazing thing about this divorce is that it didn’t happen sooner. Certainly few could beat Kim Kardashian or Sinead O’Connor’s recently set records for matrimonial mistake making, but the match between Russell Brand and Katy Perry certainly seemed a long shot. Family law lawyers at Herbert & Lux negotiate and advocate to find amicable yet favorable outcomes for their clients in such situations.
Still, in recent months the two had been talking to any interviewer who would listen about starting a family, Katy Perry even indicating she was planning on possibly taking a career break to have a child and calling Brand her great man of God.
Brand told Redbook Magazine in April that he had been very ready to give up the party lifestyle and jump into marriage.
Recently things haven’t seemed too rosy for the couple, who spent the Christmas holiday apart and have been seen sans wedding rings. In fact, Brand and Perry have spent more time lately shooting down divorce rumors than actually being together. Brand even told Ellen DeGeneres earlier this month that “I am really happily married. Until death do us part was the pledge. I’m still alive.”
Apparently Brand has since changed his mind.