Russell Brand and Katy Perry have announced that they are to divorce.
In a statement, the 36-year-old comedian said: "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."
Brand and the pop singer married in October 2010 in India.
WENN reported that documents filed in Los Angeles, blame "irreconcilable differences" for the split.
The news comes following weeks of speculation about the state of the couple's marriage, which went into overdrive a week ago when it became clear Brand and I Kissed a Girl singer Perry would not be spending Christmas together. Instead, both were pictured without their wedding rings - Perry on vacation in Hawaii and Brand in London.
In a recent interview, Brand dismissed report that his marriage was in trouble, telling Ellen DeGeneres: "I am really happily married.... I'm married to Katy. Perpetually, until death do us part was the pledge. I'm still alive."
Brand and Perry are not the first high profile celebrity couple to split up this year. Kim Kardashian, Tiger Woods and Madonna also went through high profile divorces with their respective partners in 2011.
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