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Perry, 27, and Brand, 36, tied the knot a little over a year ago in October 2010, but the couple have been forced to battle divorce speculation in the past months. It seems their rumored marital troubles have come to a head, as new paparazzi photos capture Katy's husband out and about noticeably missing his wedding band (see the photo after the jump).
This past October, reports surfaced that the couple were planning to spend the Christmas holiday "reconnecting" during a second honeymoon in India. Instead, Katy hit the beach in Hawaii with a group of friends, while Russell returned to his native England for the holidays. In the video of Katy below, you can clearly see the star frolicking in the waves, sans wedding ring.
When prompted to address the divorce rumors on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' earlier this month, Brand insisted, "I've treated the whole Internet now as a wicked little liar ... I am really happily married." Sadly, it's looking like that might not be the case.