Singer Cheryl Cole Gets Divorce From Footballer

British 'X Factor' judge Cheryl Cole attends the de Grisogono party at the Hotel Du Cap, France, May 18, 2010 British 'X Factor' judge Cheryl Cole attends the de Grisogono party at the Hotel Du Cap, France, May 18, 2010

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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