Despite the couple's divorce request being granted in February, their union was only officially dissolved Monday, E! News confirmed. According to California law, a divorce cannot be finalized until after a minimum of six months has passed.
Perry, 27, and Brand, 37, married on Oct. 23, 2010 in a traditional Indian ceremony. The British comic surprised the "Wide Awake" singer by filing for divorce on Dec. 30 after 14 months of marriage.
In Perry's new documentary, Katy Perry: Part Of Me, she admitted: "Being in love is a dream, but the reality is not like the movies. There's a lot more compromise and sacrifice."
Fighting exhaustion, the "Part of Me" singer would fly to wherever Brand was working to spend a couple days with him. She told the camera, "I'm trying to keep my marriage alive." After he filed for divorce, a visibly upset Perry said, "The truth is I'm a romantic and I believed in the fairy tale. . .I did everything I could but it still failed," she said. "The dream of being in love is a lot different than the reality of making it work."
And the former couple also had disagreements over starting a family. During another backstage scene in Perry's documentary, Brand texts her a picture of McDonald's and jokes they should name their child "Ronald."
Perry admitted, "A baby can't have a baby -- and I'm still a baby."
But Brand felt differently. A source told Us Weekly, "[Russell] feels there's no point in being married if you don't have kids."
In May, Brand told Ellen DeGeneres, "I still love her as a human being. But, sometimes when you're in a relationship I suppose it doesn't work out, does it? But that doesn't mean I regret it or anything."
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Katy Perry, Russell Brand's Divorce Finalized