Russell Brand in London on Dec. 31.
01/03/2012 at 11:00 AM EST
Days after Russell Brand filed for divorce
from Katy Perry
, the estranged couple rang in 2012 on opposite sides of the globe.
Brand, 36, spent a low-key New Year's Eve at the Savoy Hotel in London with friends, reports the U.K.'s Daily Mirror
When a hotel patron wished him a Happy New Year, Brand replied stoically: "Here's hoping it gets happier," according to the Mirror
Meanwhile, Perry, 27, was presumably still in Hawaii
– where she was vacationing with friends, including one who Tweeted about a "last day in paradise" on New Year's 2012.
Next up: the singer has shows scheduled in Manila and Jakarta later this month.