OK, sorry we don’t mean to make this all about us, but we’re really sad to see this rumor confirmed: Russell Brand and Katy Perry are splitting after just over a year of marriage. Brand filed for divorce in Los Angeles today, and told People in a statement: “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”
Perry and Brand had been spotted without their wedding rings as they celebrated the holidays apart this week, her on the beach in Hawaii and him in a pub in Coverack, Cornwall, England. A source said they had a “massive fight” before going their separate ways. And while everyone immediately said they’d be splitting up, we held out a tiny bit of hope that it was all nothing and they’d continue being one of the cutest couples of 2011, not one of the year’s shocking breakups. They really did seem like a sweetly odd pairing — him the very English reformed addict, her the California preacher’s daughter — and since they first started dating in 2009, they both kind of rose in our opinions. And there we go again, making this all about us, and how we’ll be ringing in 2012 with a little less of a belief in true celebrity love. Sigh.
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