And men around the world say together, "ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?!"  In a statement through the Associated Press, Brand said,

"Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage.  I'll always adore her, and I know we'll remain friends."

The couple married in October of last year after a short courtship that started the last time Brand hosted the MTV VMAs.  Rumors of tension began months ago, but intensified just before Christmas with a report of a huge fight between the two. TMZ reports that Katy may have not known Brand intended to file for divorce. 

There is a lot of speculation as to what brought about the tension and resulting split, with some sources saying that Katy felt Russell was never accepting of her family's strong Christian ideals.  Other say that Russell's off-camera attitude may have been a factor.  According to Hollywood Life,

"He may be funny on interview shows, but in real life he is not this happy-go-lucky guy, the kind of guy Katy thought she married. He is just too depressed and negative!"