by Hauwa Gambo
British comedian, Russell Brand is divorcing Katy Perry after 14 months of marriage. Brand, 36, offered no other details about the events that led to his decision except the standard excuse- ‘irreconcilable differences’.
“Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage,” Brand said in a statement released to The Associated Press on Friday, 30 December, 2011. “I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.” He and the 27-year-old pop singer were married in October 2010 at a resort inside a tiger reserve in India.
The comedian, who once struggled with substance abuse and sex addiction, was effusive about his bride while promoting projects earlier this year, saying marrying Perry, has “given me much more strength in what I do.” Perry praised her husband backstage at the 2011 VMAs in August. “I’m proud of him, whatever comes out of his mouth, and sometimes it’s very colourful, right?” Perry said of Brand. “That’s why I married him, because he’s smart and I learn a lot,” she said.
The Internet had been abuzz recently with rumours about possible trouble for the couple after they were seen during the holidays without their wedding rings.