APNewsBreak: Russell Brand, Katy Perry to divorce

By SANDY COHEN | December 30, 2011 | 2:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Brand and Katy Perry are getting a divorce.

The 36-year-old comedian said Friday: "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."

Brand and the pop singer married in October 2010.