Was ringless Russell Brand a sign of what was to come? 

In a video filmed in November (recently released on porn site Nudevista), the 36-year-old British comic makes quite a show of removing his wedding ring.

Prior to embarking on his U.S. college tour, the Forgetting Sarah Marshall star removed his wedding ring and quipped, "I'm gonna learn firsthand about sororities."

"I'm going to place this somewhere very, very safe for the next week," he said coyly to the camera.

Brand cited "irreconcilable differences" when he filed for divorce from Perry, 27, on Dec. 30.

Since the split, the "California Gurls" singer tweeted that the "love and support" from fans has "made her heart happy again." On Monday, however, she canceled her upcoming appearance at Wednesday's People's Choice Awards.

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