Judge Grants Divorce To British Celebrity Couple Cheryl & Ashley Cole

Singer Cheryl Cole and her footballer husband Ashley Cole have been granted a divorce.

The celebrity couple did not attend the London court hearing Friday where a judge approved the split. The divorce becomes final after six weeks and a day, with the granting of a second decree.

The glittery pair are British tabloid favorites. They married in 2006 and announced their separation in February.

The case was listed only by initials — CAC v. AC. But a clerk read out “Cole v. Cole” to a courtroom empty except for media.

Cheryl Cole is a member of the pop group “Girls Aloud” and a judge on the TV talent show “The X Factor.” Ashley Cole plays for Chelsea and England’s national football (soccer) team.

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