Russell Brand and Katy Perry Divorcing

Perhaps they were just way too pretty for each other. Russell Brand has confirmed today to the AP rumors that have been swirling for weeks - Brand is divorcing his smoking-hot pop icon wife Katy Perry.

"Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends," Brand said in a statement.

According to TMZ, the papers were filed this week in L.A. court, citing only "irreconcilable differences."

Rumors of the couple's split had been running rampant since the two were photographed spending Christmas literally half a world apart.

According to The Daily Mail, "he spent the festive day in Cornwall while the 'Teenage Dream' singer, 27, was with friends in Hawaii."

Given the photos (below) that emerged of Perry's Hawaii vacation, she's none too distraught, and not likely going to have too much trouble finding a replacement for Brand.