russell brand katy perry gi Katy Perry and Russell Brand having marriage troubles?There might be trouble in paradise for Katy Perry and Russell Brand.

According to an E! Online report, the couple has been experiencing “problems,” which has led to the pair spending “a lot of time apart” — including Christmas.

The trouble really began to intensify in early December, according to E!, leaving Perry “a mess” and spending the holidays swimming in Hawaii, while Brand returned to his homeland of England. Perry and Brand have been married since October 2010.

Although this isn’t the first time the rumor mill has churned out problems for the couple, reports in early December had Brand giving his wife “Saturday Night Live” hosting advice and telling Jimmy Kimmel about how they got tattoos together over Thanksgiving.

Neither Perry nor Brand have spoken out publicly about the rumors. Since we kind of love these two crazy kids together, we’re hoping that’s all the stories are — rumors.

Posted by:Jean Bentley