Russell Brand Steps Out in London (Sans Wedding Ring) Amid Troubled Marriage Reports (PHOTOS)

By: Amanda Hasaka / December 29, 2011

Katy & Russell Bike
Couple takes a ride in NYC
Russell Brand is spending his holiday time in his native England, while his wife Katy Perry has been soaking up the sun in Hawaii.

The Get Him to the Greek actor was seen strolling around London’s West End on Thursday and was not sporting his wedding ring. While there have been reports that the couple (who wed in October 2010), had a “massive fight” that led to them spending the holidays apart, there has been no official word from either as to why they spent Christmas separately.

This isn’t the first time they’ve had to fight off pesky rumors.

Earlier this month, when asked about his marriage to the pop star, Russell told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres:

“I’ve treated the whole Internet now like it’s a wicked little liar. Yeah. I am really happily married.”

There were also rumors that Katy was pregnant with her first child but she denied those reports as well, saying:

“I like In-N-Out Burger and Taco Bell and if you want to make that pregnant that’s your problem,” she told The Insider, adding: “I still love drinking alcohol so not [pregnant] yet.”

There is clearly no baby bump, as the “ET” singer showed off her bikini bod over Christmas. Check out the pics below.

What do you think of the Katy/Russell troubled couple reports: real or rumor? Sound off in the comments!