Former X Factor contestant Katie Waissel has split from her model husband Brad Alphonso, after just two months of marriage.

TWO MONTHS. We've got stuff in our fridge that has lasted longer.

Katie Waissel

The couple tied the knot back in September after dating for just 16 weeks, but sources claim that Katie ended the relationship at the beginning of December.

Katie - who was almost as controversial as Christopher Maloney during her time on the X Factor - was spotted sans wedding ring as she prepared to jet back to her home in LA this week, after spending Christmas with her family.

A source told the Sunday People : “Katie did fall head over heels in love with Brad but it was all too rushed. It soon became clear that it wasn’t going to work and she got fed up with him.

“They got married in a very intimate magical ceremony in September but by November Katie had had enough. It was a very brave thing for her to do but she’s a strong woman who knows what she wants - and it wasn’t Brad.”

Katie Waissel

At the time, Katie shared her joy at becoming Mrs. Alphonso when she tweeted: “I have never smiled so much in my life! So proud, so happy, so in love, so excited!!”

Now she's taken a slightly different note, tweeing last night: "I should have known right from the start that he was just a work of art.” Ouch.

Gahd this is all quite depressing. We're off to eat that stuff in the fridge that we mentioned earlier. What do you make of all this?

Katie Waissel's band Red Velvet are actually AWESOME. Listen here

X Factor's Katie Waissel marries boyfriend in secret

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