I’m surprised to find myself surprised to read that Russell Brand and Katy Perry are getting divorced. Something about the against-all-odds nature of their marriage rang true to me — he with his sex and drug addiction background, she with her Christian rock and strict upbringing, the two of them with their wedding in India — well, I thought they’d last.

But I was wrong. Brand reportedly filed for divorce today, citing irreconcilable differences. In a statement, he said, “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.”

The two apparently spent Christmas apart, and Brand was seen galavanting around without his wedding ring on earlier in the week.