Russell Brand Files for Divorce from Pop Singer Katy Perry
Though rumors have been circulating for months that the marriage of Katy Perry and Russell Brand has been rocky, most were still surprised when Brand officially filed for divorce from the 27-year-old pop star after 14 months of marriage on December 30. The divorce papers filed by Brand’s lawyers at Los Angeles Superior Court cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split, according to ABC News. The first public signs of difficulty in the relationship came around Christmas when the two were spotted thousands of miles apart; Brand was with family in Britain and Perry was spotted in Hawaii.
Brand released a statement Friday announcing the divorce and says this about his soon-to-be-ex-wife: “I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”
Brand, a British comedian and actor, may seek to gain a large amount of Perry’s estimated $44 million fortune. It is reported that the former twosome did not sign a prenuptial agreement before their lavish October 2010 wedding in India, and under California law, a couple must split their earnings 50/50 without a prenuptial agreement. The projected $20 million divorce payout would potentially out-value Brand, who is estimated to have a personal $15 million fortune.
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