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 contactmusic.com.
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.