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Nick and Jessica Officially Divorced

We should have seen this coming. Jessica likes to drop the bomb before holiday weekends - kinda like she did with the initial divorce announcement before Thanksgiving. Looks like these two are happily independent for the holiday weekend. How appropriate.

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey are officially divorced, rep Rob Shuter confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

According to papers filed in L.A. County Superior Court, the divorce is dated June 30, 2006, and Jessica's name is restored to Jessica Simpson (from Jessica Simpson Lachey).

On Thursday, documents were released in which the former couple asked that retired Superior Court Judge Dana Senit Henry be appointed "for the sole purpose of" ending their marriage. They asked the judge to "bifurcate" the case, meaning to make the divorce official without settling all the financial details.

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My-Opinion My-Opinion 11 years
ha, bout time*
GirlinMotion GirlinMotion 11 years
Pimp Daddy strikes again! When will she wake up and rule her own life? No wonder she always looks so sad in all the posts..daddy still runs her life! Nick is lucky to escape this weird family.
snowflake snowflake 11 years
Well, they will be back together soon, let's laught about it now.
snowflake snowflake 11 years
Oh please,....They were a tuna making chicken family in the works.Who is not over jess yet?
Wifey Wifey 11 years
Yah I agree it's hard to watch newlyweds now, its just not the same!!! I wish they would have stayed together they were cute, but it does seem like Jessica got too into fame and Nick seems so down to earth that might be where it went wrong, Nick needs a good girl someone who's down to earth maybe not in that whole scene!! Jessica...who know's who she'll be dating, im curious...But I did hear recently that she was having second thoughts ......guess not
Irishgal Irishgal 11 years
Sad news. I watched Newlyweds and Nick and Jessica were so great together, they were so in love. They really made a great couple.
cosmo3 cosmo3 11 years
Glad it is over finally, now Nick just needs to be awarded half of everything and we can finally stop hearing about her stupid a#$. It does seem very suspicious that the announcement comes right before the holiday wknd ahhh just another pimp daddy move i guess
thedrywallgirl thedrywallgirl 11 years
I agree that this isn't a good pic of Jess.
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 11 years
I guess now that the divorce is final, Jess will start dating like crazy, then Pimp Daddy will put out a statement or something about how she waited until it was final unlike Nick. Monica-Good luck! you might have your work cut out for you though-doesn't Ryan have a girlfriend?
Romai Romai 11 years
Divorces in California have a 6 month waiting period to become final. That is why theirs, and Brad and Jen's, took so long to finalize. And thank you Padraigin, glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks so.
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 11 years
i dont like her nose either! ashley is the prettier simpson now, yikes that almost hurts to say. i hope he gets half. he should hold out for atleast half. she is gonna blow her money on her own now. the next thing we know she will be in playboy!
PoohBare PoohBare 11 years
I liked Jess in the beginning but after watching Newlyweds, I thought "What a spoiled, ungrateful, immature brat!" and felt sorry for Nick. It is so obvious he loves her and she's got creep Papa Joe whispering in her ear. I think she is going to go down career-wise and Nick's is picking up. He has a great look that I think will age well so he should get into acting. Jess unfortunately is not going to age well. When you already start doing plastics in your early 20''ve got trouble.
lacoste1 lacoste1 11 years
Yikes, talk about dragging it out.
FB1977 FB1977 11 years
I read in my mag yesterday that she has gone up a bit, to the $7-$8 million range, and that Nick may be trying to hold out for $10 mil. Yeah, cuz he needs to able to afford that $5 mil house he bought! Divorces are different in every California takes 6 mos, just like Hotstuff said.
MonicaNichole03 MonicaNichole03 11 years
Ummm yes their divorce is over and my love affair with her sisters ex Ryan Cabrera is going to start tonight after he sees me at his concert and falls in <3
hotstuff hotstuff 11 years
It's some kind of law where it takes at least 6 mths to go through. I think she filed in Dec. Not sure.
lacoste1 lacoste1 11 years
This may seem like a stupid question, but why does it take so long for divorces to become final? If Jessica announced the whole thing right before Thanksgiving, why are they just now getting divorced..?
mle983 mle983 11 years
monica, you are right on the money, honey:) i think he definitely deserves AT LEAST half of everything since he was totally a part of their newlyweds fame, which is the reason she even has a career today. anyway, i could rant on this for a while...but all i can say is that it's ABOUT TIME they made the split official!
MonicaNichole03 MonicaNichole03 11 years
Hopefuly he gets what he deserves from this marriage. I personally think the poor guy is entitled to more than half for putting up with her for so long and the dirty way fame made her change.
Lea Lea 11 years
nick was so nice to her whiny, selfish little a#$ on newlyweds. i'll be interested to see if he gets married again. i think a part of him really wants to have kids and move on, but i bet a part of him will always love jess in that first-love/high school romance sort of way. tragic.
lexaboo lexaboo 11 years
I don't think she looks very good here, but that's besides the point. I agree, I think it's sort of sad that they broke up. They were so cute on Newlyweds. Oh welll.
lacoste1 lacoste1 11 years
bleh what plasty???
cari907 cari907 11 years
nooooo this is so sad i really thought they were gonna get back 2gether
ann_fancy ann_fancy 11 years
Blepharoplasty made her look like an alien, sorry that's the first word that comes in my mind when I think about Jessica Simpson. But Anyway, I'm so tired of them, like even when they are not together they bug me, they are over-exposed and always been.
Padraigin Padraigin 11 years
Maybe now Nick (who's a REALLY nice guy - I met him once or twice) can find a woman with a little intelligence and no psychoincestuous daddy issues.
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