13:30 03 July 2006
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey have officially divorced.
The 'Newlyweds' stars - who tied the knot in 2002 - filed for a legal separation last December. The marriage was officially dissolved on Friday (30.06.06).
The couple announced the breakdown of their relationship in November last year.
In a joint statement, Jessica and Nick said at the time: "After three years of marriage, and careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways.
"This is the mutual decision of two people with an enormous amount of respect and admiration for each other."
Although the marriage is legally over, the issue of money has not yet been settled.
Not long after Jessica filed for divorce, Nick revealed that he had "reserved the right" to ask for financial support, but he later denied he had plans to ask his ex-wife for any money.
Both stars are already embarking on new relationships.
Nick has been linked to a number of women, including Vanessa Minnillo and stylist Kim Kardashian, while Jessica recently revealed she had met a guy with a "great imagination that sends me through the rafters."
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