Cheryl, Ashley officially divorced

Updated: Sep 04, 2010, 08:52 AM IST

London: British singer Cheryl Cole`s marriage to soccer ace Ashley was officially declared dead Friday, when they were granted a divorce.

Cheryl separated in February after four years of marriage amid allegations Ashley cheated on her with a string of women, reports

She filed for divorce on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour and district judge Christopher Simmonds Friday granted the couple a decree nisi.

According to the report, neither party attended London`s High Court Family Division and the order was passed in just over a minute.

They have been asked to wait for six weeks before a decree absolute is issued, officially ending their union.

The pair married in 2006 and has no children.