we are learning more about what may have led to the end of
's marriage after 14 months. stephanie gosk is in london with the details.
good morning, peter.
was a blowout year for
's career. the first female singer to have five singles from the same album, launched her "
" tour but professional success could not keep her
together and by the end of the year it crumbled. it was a whirlwind romance. they met at the
, engaged the same year, married the next. in
it ended as quickly as it had begun.
filed for divorce citing
. a year-end surprise for fans that believed in the couple's fairytale.
these were two people who were very in love, very committed, for the time that they were together, and it unraveled very quickly.
rumors had been twirling for months that the marriage was off to a rocky start, despite brand's efforts to keep their lives private.
the romantic element i keep private, between me and my lovely wife.
asked them if they had split up.
what! she should have told me.
they never are in the same place at the same time.
kicked off her "
" tour. brand who starred in the remake of "arthur" had his own demanding shoot schedule. when they had a chance to take a break, they spent the holiday thousands of mild apart, brand back home in england with friends.
took time off in hawaii, neither one was wearing their
watchers spent the holidays speculating on what finally broke them apart.
it's the age-old problem in the world of celebrity, one is more successful than the other. russell did ride on katy's coattails when he hit
the two came from vastly different backgrounds,
raised in california by strict
, brand had a troubled childhood, raised in
. as a
he struggled with drugs, alcohol and sex but whatever the
may have been the pair that thrilled their fans with a lightning fast fairytale romance have now become just the latest
casualty. the celebrity gossip website tmz reports that brand filed the
didn't want to overly upset her conservative parents. regardless, it must still be a very difficult time for everyone involved. peter?
steph, thank you very much. hard to imagine that relationship working, where they're like never together.
hard to start a marriage like that.