"Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends," the 36-year-old British actor and comedian released in a statement to the Associated Press on Friday. According to a TMZ report, Brand filed divorce papers in Los Angeles citing "irreconcilable differences." The report also cites sources who said that the couple had been having marital problems for some time. Brand and Perry, 27, did not spend Christmas together and neither was seen wearing their wedding rings. 19 of Hollywood's All-Time Shortest Marriages In an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' show earlier this month, Brand denied any truth to rumors that he and Perry were having issues. "I'm really happily married," he said at the time. "I'm married to Katy. Perpetually, until death do us part was the pledge. I'm still alive." Brand, who stars in the upcoming Rock of Ages and was cast in Diablo Cody's directorial debut with Julianne Hough in September, and "Teenage Dream" singer Perry, were married Oct. 23, 2010 in India. The marriage, the first for both, lasted 14 months. The pair began dating in 2009 after meeting at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.