2012 hasn't even been a week in and we already have a major celebrity split... Russell Brand has officially divorced Katy Perry and we hear there is NO pre-nup!
Under California law, without a pre-nup, the couple, who met at the 2009 MTV Music Awards, must split their earnings 50/50...
Forbes magazine reports Katy, 27, is worth at least $44 million.
So that means Russell Brand could get at least 20 Mil!
A big reason for their split? .... Supposedly Russell was much more of a homebody than Katy. Katy loved going out and partying, while Russell (who is sober) didn't enjoy the scene at all. We're told he would often insist on leaving places early and asking her to come with him... which would trigger an argument.
Russell released a statement Friday announcing the divorce:
“Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”
Divorce papers filed by Russell Brand’s lawyers at Los Angeles Superior Court cited
Sources allegedly are saying that
"Katy is hardly speaking to anyone right now, but she called Rihanna as soon as she heard Russell was filing for divorce,..."
"When Katy told her the news, she suggested flying down to Barbados to stay with her and her family."Not sure if Katy ended up taking her up on the offer because Rihanna has since flown to Miami, and spent New Year's Eve at Sean "Diddy" Combs' mansion on Star Island.
Katy Perry Tweeted about her divorce,
“I am so grateful for all the love and support I’ve had from people around the world. You guys have made my heart happy again"...
And set the record straight saying,
“Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, “close sources” or my family."
Katy is set to make her first public appearance since her split at the 2012 People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday (January 11).