Although news recently broke of Katy Perry and Russell Brand’s divorce, the Hollywood couple had a whirlwind romance after meeting at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, which he was hosting. Take a look at the ex-lovers’ story in photos from when their eyes locked at the awards show until now.
After getting engaged in India in 2009, the “Firework” singer and funny man Russell decided to wed in the same place in October 2010 by the Ranthambhore Tiger Sanctuary.
But, in December of 2011, Russell announced that the eccentric duo would be splitting ways.
“Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I'll always adore her and I know we'll remain friends,” the 36-year-old told the AP of the divorce.