Katy Perry and Russel Brand will start 2012 heading for Splitsville.  The couple has filed for divorce.

PopCrush.com reports

The news solidifies the couples’ rumored marital troubles and also explains why they spent Christmas apart; Katy was seen frolicking in the surf during the holidays — without her wedding ring or her husband in sight.

“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, insinuating that it was a joint decision, though TMZ is speculating that Brand may have issued the paperwork without Katy’s knowledge.

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