Updated: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:28:14 GMT | By Emma Jones
Katy Perry is Billboard's Woman of the Year

The break-up

Katy Perry, Russell Brand (© LUCAS JACKSON/Reuters)
  • Katy Perry, Russell Brand (© LUCAS JACKSON/Reuters)
  • Katy Perry goes dark, Part of Me (© Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
  • Katy Perry at the Hollywood premiere of Part of Me 3D (© MARIO ANZUONI/Reuters)
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We were still recovering from the 'shock' of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries' split/publicity stunt when, in December 2011 Perry and Brand announced their break-up, citing irreconcilable differences (you just know that means he leaves the toilet seat up). The pair had been together for just 14 months which, let's face it, still makes the marriage a bigger success than most of Brand's movies. Officially announcing the split, Brand released a statement via AP, in which he said 'I'll always adore her, and I know we'll remain friends,' while Perry went on to enter her...