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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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