Despite publicly denying rumours that their marriage is in trouble, Katy Perry and Russell Brand have spent the festive period thousands of miles apart from each other. According to the Metro newspaper, the pair, who married in October 2010 chose not to spend Christmas Day together.

Katy Perry was photographed in Kauai, Hawaii - minus her wedding ring - whilst Russell Brand was seen in a pub in Cornwall, England and then went on to take part in David Baddiel's charity swim. Russell was later spotted at the Winter Wonderland attraction in London's Hyde Park, though his wife was not pictured with him. Russell Brand recently appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show and told the chat show host that he was 'happily married' and denied any stories that suggested otherwise.

Katy Perry has had a successful year, promoting her Teenage Dream album with the 'California Dreams Tour', which is set to continue into 2012. So far, her earnings on the tour have her ranked 13th on Billboard's annual 'Top 25 Tours'. In 2012, Russell Brand is set to appear in a movie adaptation of the 1980's musical Rock of Ages. The film will also star Tom Cruise, MARY J. BLIGE and Alec Baldwin.