Katy Perry, Russell Brand's Divorce Finalized

Celebrity News Jul. 16, 2012 AT 12:30PM
Singer Katy Perry (L) and actor Russell Brand attend the 3rd Annual "Change Begins Within" Benefit Celebration presented by The David Lynch Foundation held at LACMA on December 3, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Singer Katy Perry (L) and actor Russell Brand attend the 3rd Annual "Change Begins Within" Benefit Celebration presented by The David Lynch Foundation held at LACMA on December 3, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Katy Perry and Russell Brand are now officially divorced.

Despite the couple's divorce request being granted in February, their union was only officially dissolved Monday, E! News confirmed. According to California law, a divorce cannot be finalized until after a minimum of six months has passed.

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Perry, 27, and Brand, 37, married on Oct. 23, 2010 in a traditional Indian ceremony. The British comic surprised the "Wide Awake" singer by filing for divorce on Dec. 30 after 14 months of marriage.

In Perry's new documentary, Katy Perry: Part Of Me, she admitted: "Being in love is a dream, but the reality is not like the movies. There's a lot more compromise and sacrifice."

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Fighting exhaustion, the "Part of Me" singer would fly to wherever Brand was working to spend a couple days with him. She told the camera, "I'm trying to keep my marriage alive." After he filed for divorce, a visibly upset Perry said, "The truth is I'm a romantic and I believed in the fairy tale. . .I did everything I could but it still failed," she said. "The dream of being in love is a lot different than the reality of making it work."

And the former couple also had disagreements over starting a family. During another backstage scene in Perry's documentary, Brand texts her a picture of McDonald's and jokes they should name their child "Ronald."

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Perry admitted, "A baby can't have a baby -- and I'm still a baby."

But Brand felt differently. A source told Us Weekly, "[Russell] feels there's no point in being married if you don't have kids."

In May, Brand told Ellen DeGeneres, "I still love her as a human being. But, sometimes when you're in a relationship I suppose it doesn't work out, does it? But that doesn't mean I regret it or anything."

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