It looks like pop singer Katy Perry will be singing “The One That Got Away” to a different tune now, as her husband Russell Brand has filed for divorce in Los Angeles today from the singer, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple has only been married a year, and the news hits just weeks after Perry announced that she’ll be taking a year off from music to enjoy being married and work on starting a family. What did Russell Brand have to say about the dissolution of his marriage?
Russell Brand told People in a statement of his split from Katy Perry, whose given name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson:
Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.
Speculations arose when the singer was spotted vacationing in Hawaii over the holiday break without her husband or her wedding ring, and the comedian was doing the same over the weekend back in the UK. In addition, they both laughed off rumors of marriage troubles to the press over the past few weeks, as Brand told Ellen Degeneres, “I am really happily married.”
Just last month, Katy Perry announced to the public that she will be taking a year off of music after she wrapped up her international tour:
Katy Perry is taking time off to work on her family… She informed her managers that after that, she’ll take a year off to spend time with husband Russell Brand and to start a family.
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