Katy Perry and Russell Brand spent Christmas 7,000 miles apart.

The 'Last Friday Night' singer went to Hawaii for a vacation in a private villa with friends, while the comic actor spent December 25 in Cornwall, South West England.

Russell, 36, had lunch in a pub in Coverack village and then attended his comedian friend David Baddiel's charity swim where he was mobbed by fans and happily posed for pictures.

The 27-year-old pop star was spotted surfing and frolicking in the sea and on the beach with friends.

The couple's decision to spend the festive season apart has ignited rumours their 14 month marriage is in trouble.

However, Russell has previously insisted he and Katy are very happily married and intend to stay together "until death do us apart".

Earlier this month, the 'Arthur' star - who tied the knot with Katy in India in October 2010 - said: "There are always rumours, aren't there? In the end you have to just not engage with internet technology. I've treated the whole internet now like it's a wicked little liar. I am really happily married.

"Being famous is like a little bit of you is taken away and goes off and lives on its own and does what it wants. I wish it would do more interesting things. I don't know what he's doing, the other me, but I'm married to Katy. Perpetually, until death do us part was the pledge - and I'm still alive."