British singer Cheryl Cole's marriage to soccer ace ashley was officially declared dead on Friday (03Sep10) when they were granted a divorce.
The Girls Aloud star separated from England international Cole in February (10) after four years of marriage amid allegations he cheated on her with a string of women.
She filed for divorce on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour, and on Friday District Judge Christopher Simmonds granted the couple a decree nisi.
Neither party attended London's High Court Family Division and the order was passed in just over a minute. They must now wait six weeks before a decree absolute is issued, officially ending their union.
The pair married in 2006 and has no children.