Perry and Brand's Christmas apart
Published 28/12/2011 | 13:02
Katy Perry and husband Russell Brand both spent Christmas on the beach - 7,000 miles apart.
The Firework singer frolicked in the sea with friends in Hawaii on Christmas Day, while the British comedian was snapped on a beach in Cornwall where he is staying in a rented cottage on holiday.
Katy, 27, and Russell, 36, have been forced to deny a string of rumours that their marriage is on the rocks, though neither has mentioned their separate Christmas celebrations on Twitter.
The couple married in India last year and have spent much time apart while Katy was on her 122 date California Dreams Tour around the world, which ended earlier this month.
Katy jokingly compared her marriage to the British funnyman to a soap opera a few weeks ago. She tweeted: "First I'm pregnant & then I'm divorced. What am I? All My Children?! Erica Kane? Pshhh."
Erica Kane is a character from US TV soap All My Children, who has had several failed marriages.
Russell also issued a joking denial of a split during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, saying: "I am really happily married."