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While most of the world was busy nursing a New Year's Eve hangover, power couple (and our vote for cutest duo ever) Katy Perry and Russell Brand were busy nursing a pair of broken hearts. If you haven't already heard (how could you not have already heard?), Russell Brand filed for divorce from Katy Perry, his wife of one year. While we're sure there are plenty of people ready and willing to pick up the pieces (on both sides), let us walk you through the facts you need to know:
+ Russell Brand released a statement late last week, announcing, "Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I will always adore her and I know we'll remain friends."
+ While apparently the decision to divorce was mutual, Katy requested that Brand be the one to actually file in an effort to respect her religious parents. Russell Brand cited "irreconcilable differences," according to TMZ.
+ The duo spent Christmas apart. Katy spent her holiday in Hawaii while Russell spent Christmas in London.
+ Ironically, Brand recently addressed divorce rumors while on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in early December 2011: "I am really happily married. I'm married to Katy. Perpetually, until death do us part was the pledge."
+ While Russell and Katy's divorce may be shocking to fans, insiders say it was a long time coming. According to Us Weekly, the duo had been fighting for a while. But it was one fight in particular that finally ended the union: "She was like, 'F*** you. I'm going to do my own thing.' Russell replied, 'Fine, f*** you too,' " the source explained.
OUR HEARTS ARE BREAKING!!!!!! We really did think Russell and Katy were going to pull through. But if this split is for the best, then we wish them both well. And hey, on the bright side, a new Katy Perry demo, "Bullet," has recently surfaced, and everyone knows that the best revenge is a hot new track.