Russell Brand and Katy Perry
Arienne Thompson, USA TODAY
LOS ANGELES- Katy Perry had arguably the best year of her career in 2011, but now something in her personal life may mar those accomplishments forever: Russell Brand, her husband of 14 months, has filed for divorce.
"Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage," Brand says in a statement. "I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."
TMZ reports that Brand filed the divorce papers in Los Angeles, citing "irreconcilable differences."
The split comes just weeks after the couple vigorously defended their marriage against rumors of disharmony.