Katy Perry and Russell Brand end Marriage

The one that got away.

Katy Perry and Russell Brand

After last months speculation into Katy Perry and Russell Brands marriage, the two are officially calling it quits. Russell released a statement saying, “sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage.” He continued, “I’ll always adore her and know we’ll remain friends.”

The divorce may come as a surprise to some familiar with Katy’s religious background and beliefs. The 27-year-old musician was raised in her parent’s ministry, where she began her early days of singing.

Rumors are circulating that the reason behind Russell Brand filing the divorce papers was not to upset Katy’s parents. In the meantime Katy Perry has been taking comfort with gal-pal Rihanna.

A source told the NYPost that although Katy appeared all smiles while flying solo on NYE, “the singer is reportedly having a tough time.” Katy Perry and Russell Brand were together just over a year, having been married in October of 2010.