By NATALIE TROMBETTA and ALANAH ERIKSEN
It's over: Russell Brand, pictured today in London without his wedding ring, has filed for divorce from his wife Katy Perry
Russell Brand has filed for divorce from Katy Perry after 14 months of marriage.
The 36-year-old comedian said in a statement today: 'Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends.'
The Arthur star was spotted in London today without his wedding ring for the second day in a row.
His legal team filed court documents at the Superior Court in Los Angeles today citing 'irreconcilable differences.'
'Irreconcilable differences': The 36-year-old visited a friend in North London while his legal team filed court documents in Los Angeles
The divorce documents, which refer to Perry by her give name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, show there are 'community property assets,' suggesting there may not be a pre-nuptial agreement in place.
It does not list a date of separation.
Perry is yet to comment on the split and there is some speculation she was blind-sided by Brand's official move to end their marriage.
The pair sparked rumours of trouble after celebrating Christmas 7,000 miles apart - he spent the festive day in Cornwall while the Teenage Dream singer, 27, was with friends in Hawaii.
Signs of trouble: Katy Perry spent Christmas in Hawaii while her husband was 7,000 miles away in Cornwall
Official: The legal document refers to the singer by her given name, Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Perry was not wearing her wedding ring either when she was photographed frolicking in the surf on December 25.
The couple's split comes just four weeks after Brand declared his relationship was going strong.
He told Ellen DeGeneres on December 2: 'I'm really happily married. I’m married to Katy. Perpetually, until death do us part was the pledge. I’m still alive.'
In November, Perry told the same TV host that that she 'would love to have children' with Brand.
She said: 'I think that's one of the reasons you get married, especially to the person that you marry. You think: "That person is going to be a good partner, a good parent.'''
Last public appearance: The pair attended a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation in Los Angeles on December 3
Asked if she wanted a big family, Perry added: 'If it doesn't hurt the first time I'll keep popping them out.'
But there was clearly trouble brewing when the pair decided to spend Christmas apart, allegedly after a huge row.
A source was quoted as telling Us Weekly magazine: 'They had a massive fight. She was like, "F*** you. I'm going to do my own thing."
Meanwhile the insider said that Russell replied: 'Fine, f*** you too.'
The couple had planned Christmas together and Perry was expected to jet her family in a private plane over to the UK to celebrate.
In November, Brand's mother Barbara had tweeted she was looking forward to spending the festive season with her son and daughter-in-law.
She wrote on Twitter: 'Spoke to Russell and Katy, they are so happy, it's lovely. We will all be together for Christmas.'
Lavish wedding: Katy flashed up pictures from her big day while performing Not Like The Movies at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February
Their lavish ceremony at a five-star resort in India included two elephants, acrobats and jugglers.
Brand was once notorious in England as a hard-partying bachelor and self-confessed sex addict.
He later had a spiritual awakening and got sober after years of heroin and alcohol abuse.
He insisted he'd reformed his wild ways before settling down with Perry.
'I think I was ready for it,' he said. 'If you're wild, like a wild animal, marriage won't contain you. I think that's how a lot of people get into trouble.'
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