30/12/2011 15:34 GMT | Updated 30/12/2011 15:44 GMT

Katy Perry And Russell Brand To Divorce - What We Can Learn From Celebrity Divorces Of 2011

Another showbiz marriage bites the dust after British funnyman Russell Brand confirmed that he and pop star wife of 14 months Katy Perry are to divorce.

After weeks of speculation that their short marriage was on the rocks after both spent Christmas day 7,000 miles apart in different parts of the world, Russell set the record straight today after being spotted without his wedding ring two days in a row.

"Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends," Russell released in the statement, according to TMZ.

The gossip site states that Russell filed for divorce in LA citing, 'irreconcilable differences' as the cause.

This year has been quite a year for high profile divorces, so we've looked back at the most expensive divorce battles and see what we can learn from them with expert tips from Head of Family Law, Amanda McAlister.

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