Katy Perry and Russell Brand File for Divorce

By Ben Fractenberg on December 30, 2011 4:11pm 

Singer Katy Perry (L) and actor Russell Brand arrive at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Singer Katy Perry (L) and actor Russell Brand arrive at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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MANHATTAN — This "California Gurl" is going to have to find another boy.

Singer Katy Perry, 27, and British comedian Russell Brand, 36, are calling it quits after a little more than a year of marriage, the Associated Press reported Friday.

"Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends," Brand, 36, who filed the divorce petition in Los Angeles, told the AP.

The couple, which snapped up a $2.7 million townhouse in Tribeca in September, reportedly cited "irreconcilable differences" in their divorce petition.

Brand became a star in the United States with roles in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Get Him to the Greek".

Katy Perry rocketed to fame in 2008 with the song "I Kissed a Girl," followed by hits including "Firework."

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