Singer Cheryl Cole and her footballer husband Ashley Cole have been granted a divorce. The celebrity couple did not attend the London court hearing on 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.
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.