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Associated Press
December 30, 2011 AT 07:41 PM EST

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.

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